Orienteering: Success for steady Siarlot

A SCHOOL girl from the Calder Valley beat off some stiff competition to finish a respectable ninth place at the Pickering Prize Orienteering event in Pickering, North Yorkshire, on Sunday.

Tuesday, 30th March 2010, 10:17 am
Updated Thursday, 1st April 2010, 6:08 pm

Siarlot Lloyd, a pupil at North Halifax Grammar School, was competing on the girls under 16 course, a course that was made up of primarily very experienced adults.

Siarlot said: "It has been my best race ever. It required good navigation, and too much speed meant mistakes were easily made, so I was steady, and that's why I did well!"

In other results Graham Lloyd finished fourth in the M45, Rebecca Lloyd took fourth place in the W45Short, Richard Aspinall finished seventh in the M70 and Pat Aspinall took a very impressive second place in the W65.

The orienteering was particularly challenging as fine navigation skills and much physical stamina were required.

Courses were of various lengths and navigational difficulty, and were coded by colour.

The harder and longer the course the darker the colour.

East Pennine Orienteers hold their next event at Haw Park on Sunday May 8, for more information visit www.eastpennineoc.org.uk .