Jesus Lane MicrO & Social

Jesus Lane Micro

CUOC kickstarted Lent Term with a MicrO on Jesus Lane! It proved to be quite challenging, with only one competitor not mispunching at all. Indeed, there were controls in many obscure, exciting places. One was more than 2m up a lamppost! Two were on a rotary washing line decorated with at least 20 trick controls! And three were in a cave! Many of the competitors were unfamiliar with the control description sign for cave, because it's rare to come across them when orienteering in East Anglia! Another unfamiliar symbol was that for 'one-and-a-half-way' doors.

There are three types of doors:

  1. two way doors (normal doors)
  2. one way doors (doors which you can go out of but not back in again)
  3. and then there are 1.5 way doors. These are doors where you can always get out through them, but, depending on whether someone else has shut the door in the meantime, you don't know whether you can get back in again!

Andrea afterwards pointed out that there is a fourth type of door and lots and lots of them: zero-way doors i.e. walls. The MicrO was made all the more exciting by live results on a screen in the kitchen and after eating lots of veggie chilli, we even had a prize giving ceremony. What a great way to start the term!


Report by Fiona

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