City Race Entries

If you haven’t entered the City Orienteering Race then get your skates on – entries close on Tuesday and some courses are nearing capacity. The event is less than two weeks away and shaping up to be a classic. The map has been a year in the making.

Today I was out checking some of the control sites. There’s a real range of locations – historic buildings and brand new skyscrapers, narrow alleyways and wide avenues, underground tunnels and walkways in the sky.

There are also quite a few changes to the map that I need to make – since the first survey, some buildings have appeared, others have disappeared, and quite a few construction projects seem to be on hold – a sign of the times, perhaps. There’s also a striking new sculpture that I came across – it was unveiled just a couple of weeks ago by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and commemorates the “Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade”. It’s the kind of sculpture I like – lots of smooth granite columns, of varying heights, placed across the path. It’s close to a control on one of the courses, so plenty of competitors will go right by it.

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