Training morning in Howald

March 26th

The deadline for entries is on Saturday 25th of March at 18:00.

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Contact: David Roach

  • training  LuxOC organisation
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Meet at

The car park on the corner of rue des Bruyeres, Howald (49.579036, 6.138920), within the Howald ZAC.

IMPORTANT – access by car is only possible from the Cloche d’Or – Hesperange main road to the south of the meeting point. Because of the construction of the new tram line, rue des Scillas is closed beside Cactus Hobby. (But Rangwee, and the underbridge to the Gluck roundabout, are now open.) Look for the LuxOC beach flag.


None at all. We will be outdoors, based on a picnic table, or a parked car if wet.

Start times

10.30 until 11.30 or so. Controls will be removed from 12.30.


No fee – but, if you can, please try to sign up beforehand, by using the calendar in the Club Section (log-in needed) on the Club website, or by telling that you are coming. Please do this no later than 18.00 the night before, so we can print the right number of maps, and have everyone already set up in the timing system. Everyone is welcome, not just Club members. Help and explanations will gladly be provided for beginners.

Start point

Start and finish are both within 50 metres of the meeting point.


Two courses

Rabbit 2.6 km straight line – technically easy, suitable for beginners and children.

“Switcher” Score 45-minute run – for experienced orienteers, a score competition, but with a difference! Each and every control visited scores 10 points, but 1 point is lost for every 10 seconds the 45-minute time limit is exceeded. The difference? You must start by visiting as many controls as you wish that have their number starting with 13. Then you visit one of the two “switcher” controls (151 or 152, scoring 0 points). And for the rest of the run you visit as many controls as you can that have their numbers starting with 14. OR you can start by doing “14’s”, and then moving on to “13’s” after your “switcher” control. Could you do every control? The optimum route would be more than 7km (straight line), with more than 200 metres of climb…

Flags are 15cm kites – “punching” using SPORTident (SIAC enabled). Bring your SI “dibber” if you have one, but if not, you are welcome to borrow one of the Club’s. Results will be published.


1:7,500 (Score) or 1:5,000 (Rabbit), ISOM-ish, 5 metre contours. Laser-printed, on Pretex fairly-waterproof paper.


Forest, with some steep slopes. The Rabbit course mainly follows tracks and paths (muddy in parts), and crosses the Drosbech stream on solid bridges. Depending on route choices taken, the Score course could involve some road running in a residential area, and/or getting very wet crossing the Drosbech stream!


Everyone takes part entirely at their own risk. Please take care!

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