Pete from Mudstacle decided to give Orienteering a try, and shares how his experience has been after a few weeks.
One thing I found quite strange is that people didn’t tend to communicate or even acknowledge each other when crossing paths on the course. I quite often tried to get some eye contact, smile or even nod at my fellow competitors, as I would at any other race, but everyone seemed very focused on their own mission. However, the vibe was completely different around the event village itself. People were extremely helpful and seemed to enjoy sharing tips and advice to newcomers and talking about the experiences of the day.