November 2019: Neve and Millie tackle orienteering course in Manchester

ORIENTEERS Neve Butcher and Millie Shortt, both 12, took part in the British Schools’ Score Championships at Heaton Park in Manchester.

They were given a map and had 40 minutes to plan their course to visit as many controls as possible before returning to the finish within the designated time.

Out of 25 girls taking part, Neve finished 10th and Millie was 15th.

Millie said: “It was quite boggy and although some of the controls were easy to find, some were hard.

“There were 30 controls on the map and the hardest one was in a ditch; it had been hidden in a tree and you couldn’t see it.

“I like orienteering and the map reading is my favourite bit; I am not so keen on the running.”

Millie and Neve are both members of Pendle Forest Orienteers and they practise every Wednesday at Marl Pits in Rawtenstall.