Frolics is a summer series of 4 orienteering races run by the clubs in and around London. It runs from late June to the end of July and is a club competition (ie clubs compete to win the trophy) – but it operates a handicap system which strongly favours those with less experience (or none!) and who are younger or older – very often those contributing most to their club’s score are relative newcomers. So if you are a recently started orienteer, or even if you have never tried it, you will be welcome.
The races are on 4 successive Sundays (one Saturday this year) generally with start times between 10.00 and 11.30. Although they are inter-club races, they are open to all, including complete beginners who have never orienteered before and are not a member of any club. There is no need to pre-book, you just turn up and enter on the day.
There are 2 course options; the ‘Frolic’ course which is usually about 4-5km and is of moderate navigational difficulty and a ‘Yellow’ course which is about 2km and with much easier navigation. In addition for those doing the Frolic course, there is an optional ‘Extension’ to provide another 3-4 km.