Orienteer with your Smart Phone
The Hampstead Heath Permanent Orienteering Course is now available for your smartphone/Ipad.
Download the free ‘MOBO app’ to obtain the orienteering map of Hampstead Heath on your smartphone by searching for ‘MOBO Orienteering’. You will be able to view the map on your screen. You will also need a separate app for reading Quick Response (QR) codes (this is a matrix barcode).
Each control post on the Heath now has a QR code (see image). Use your phone to scan the code; this is the equivalent of ‘punching’ a control. The information is immediately uploaded to the MOBO website where you can see what controls you have visited and compare your results with others. If you do not have mobile Internet you can upload the stored results from your phone when you next connect.
Hampstead Heath is only the second such “MOBO” course in the UK.
It is with great sadness that we have heard that Glen Jones (54) passed away on Saturday, 28th December.
Glen joined LOK in 2000 and he soon got involved in organising, planning and particularly SportIdent for club events. In November 2006 he achieved that most exalted position of Chairman, by some judicious arm-twisting.
I have kept one copy of each LOKation, (our now retired Klubb magazine), and looking back over Glen’s Chairman’s Chatters, they are most entertaining. Unfortunately Glen decided he had to step down in November 2008 when he discovered he had kidney cancer. But despite on-going therapy sessions, he took every chance to attend events, even when he couldn’t compete. And he was most proud when Lydia won the W10 Southern Championships in Hambledon in March 2011.
We last saw him at the AGM last month, when he was planning for 2014 – his first year in M55 – though he admitted he had to do a little training before tackling his first M55L! And he was helping at the Klubb’s West End event earlier this month. Glen got unwell just before Christmas, causing him the miss the LOK Christmas dinner, and took a turn for the worst. He died peacefully at home with his family there. The funeral will be held in mid-January. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, and as friends, we and the Klubb are going to really miss him.
Glen was an inspiration, even through his most awful setbacks, and he was genuinely a most lovely man whom it was a privilege to know. Please contact me in due course if you would like any information about the funeral.
Julie Cleary, Membership – LOK
Results and videos here
See the 5 minute video as part of Sky Sports Get Involved series … includes footage from the January 2012 event at Yateley.
If you are new to orienteering, there are some orienteering videos online which can give you an idea of the sport. Click here for the Scottish 6 day 2013 event promotional video. Click here for a video taken in Norway in 2011.