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Spring Training Day 

Starts: Saturday, March 31, 2018 10:00 AM
Registration:  Pre-registration is optional, but requested (so we know how many maps to print) by Saturday, March 31, 2018 10:00 AM
Start Type: Interval (runners start at 1 minute intervals)
Map: Pine Hill
Organizer: Pia K Webb

Middlesex Fells (Long Pond Parking Lot, S Border Rd, Winchester)

Dust off your orienteering skills before the spring season starts by joining CSU for this training event! There will be 3-4 short loops (less than 2 km each) set by Becky Carlyle: Do as many or as few as you like. The exercises will be suitable for runners capable of finishing an orange through blue course. The goal is to focus on orienteering basics: compass work, contour interpretation, and distance estimation. Slow it down, practice techniques individually, and work on careful map reading. There will be flags in the woods, but no timing.

Parking will be in the two small parking lots along the northern section of S Border Rd. Additional parking lots are available in Winchester center (0.5 mile away). DCR has asked us to make sure that all parking regulations are followed so please check all signage if parking on neighborhood streets.

Cost (to cover DCR permit fee, insurance, and maps):
Adults - $8
Youth (18 and under) - $5
CSU members - $5
Family max - $16

Event Director: Pia Webb


Intermediate3500m100m10Generic stand-in course170

Start Location  

Available Maps:

Mapquest Topozone Google Maps

Park at the Long Pond lot on S. Border Rd./Mystic Valley Parkway in Winchester

Orienteering Map

Pine Hill

Scale: 1:10000
Contours: 2.5m

Pine hill is part of the MDC middlesex fells. The terrain has many details, trails, and a fair amount of green stuff in the summer.

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