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Sprint Orienteering at Callendar Park on BBC The Adventure Show

In the first of four live programmes, the Adventure Show is at Callendar Park, near Falkirk, for the fast and furious sprint orienteering - an exciting sport with the World Orienteering Championships coming to Edinburgh in 2022.

The fastest runners battled it out in a supreme test of physical fitness and mental dexterity. 

On Friday 28 June, Callendar Park near Falkirk hosted the UK’s first ever orienteering event to be broadcast live, as The Adventure Show showed the JOK Chasing Sprint live on a beautiful summer evening, giving a fantastic introduction to the sport.

The coverage began with the Junior Men and Women, where children of all ages competed against each other on live BBC TV, showing off the inclusiveness of the sport for all ages before the elite races. The “Chasing Sprint” format was tweaked from previous editions, to produce a result which created great excitement for TV viewers, as well as those watching at the venue.

The coverage also introduced Trail-O, a type of orienteering which enables people of all physical abilities to compete on a level playing field, showing off the fantastic inclusivity of the sport.

Viewers were also introduced to the level of detail involved in orienteering maps, as well as the navigation and competitive tactics people use in events.

Watch on Catch-up (Available until 27 July 2019)

Find out more and view full results on the Scottish Orienteering Association website here.

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