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WOA Colour Award Scheme

The WOA Colour Awards Scheme is intended to encourage newcomers to develop their orienteering skills in a structured way by gaining awards in progressively more technical courses at colour-coded (Local/District) events.

RECORD OF PROGRESS

THROUGH

COLOUR-CODED COURSES

 

Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Date Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

Class at above date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

 

 

COLOUR AWARDS

A competitor qualifies for a COLOUR by finishing on three occasions in the top half of those who started the course.OR within 1 times the winner's time. After each event in which you qualify, ask your club secretary to record the fact on this record card. When you have three qualifying finishes recorded for any one colour, send this card to the WOA secretary and claim your COLOUR. Pairs can qualify for colour awards on yellow and orange courses.

COLOUR-CODED COURSES

Courses offered at orienteering events will be colour-coded on the basis of the table below:

ColourIntended forTechnical LevelLengthExpected time (mins)
YellowNovices2  Easy1.5 - 2.5km25 - 45
OrangeProgressing3  Medium2.5 - 3.5km35 - 60
RedProgressing3  Medium3.5 - 5.0km45 - 75
Light GreenProgressing4  Hard2.5 - 3.5km35 - 60
GreenExperienced5* Difficult3.5 - 5.0km45 - 75
BlueExperienced5* Difficult5.5 - 7.5km55 - 90
BrownExperienced5* Difficult7.5 - 10.0km 65 - 105

Awards can be claimed by writing to the WOA colour awards co-ordinator, Alan Mackenzie, at Oak Tree Cottage, Bryn-y-gwenin, Abergavenny, NP7 8AB. 

Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.