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Battleaxe Series

The UVHS orienteering club trains on Wednesdays throughout the year. In the summer term we are able to use local events in the Lakes and train on excellent terrain. The Battleaxe series is run by the Warrior club based in Ambleside (and not named after Miss Evans!). Instead of following a set course each event is a score – runners have 1 hour to punch as many controls as possible. Each control is worth 10 points, but runners lose 5 points for each minute late back. This format involves runners being aware of their ability and not necessarily going to the furthest controls. Route choice is important, as is the order the controls are taken.

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