Two hundred orienteering experts "make an appointment" at Phoenix Mountain, Pinghu
Children participate actively. Photographed by Deng Dan, intern of Shenzhen Overseas Chinese News
Take the map, look at the place, and run all the way... Yesterday morning, the first Pinghu Street Orienteering Cross-Road Open was held, and more than 200 players gathered in the Phoenix Mountain Mine Park to compete with each other in endurance and intelligence.
"Look at the map carefully, and punch in immediately after arriving at the designated place, without delaying the time." At the scene, 10-year-old Xiao Yu closely followed his father, holding the map in his hand, and will carefully compare the surrounding environment in a few minutes, for fear of missing the punch point. "My classmates run faster, I have to keep up, or I will soon fall behind." Lily, who has just finished the middle school entrance exam this year, is an outdoor sports enthusiast. She usually likes to come to Phoenix Mountain Mine Park for exercise. Although she is familiar with the terrain, she still can't keep up with the male students who came to the competition in speed, so she took the "tailgating" strategy to save energy, and then took the opportunity to overtake when approaching the finish line.
This competition, hosted by Phoenix Community, Pinghu Street, is one of the landing projects of "community livelihood potherb". There are parent-child group, youth men and women group, youth men and women group, open men and women group, elite men and women group and Pinghu men and women group in the competition. There are many contestants from Luohu, Yantian, Dongguan Fenggang, as well as those from Hong Kong. In order to ensure the professionalism of the event, the Shenzhen Orienteering Association will provide technical support for the preliminary terrain survey, map mapping and on-site ruling.
"There are many events in Pinghu every year, forming a good sports atmosphere." According to Liu Yongzhong, president of Pinghu Cycling Association, the organizer of the event, the annual Pinghu Cycling Open has been held for six times in Pinghu, which has become a local feature. At the same time, the annual Pinghu Cycling Competition, triathlon, mountain race, etc. have also attracted many sports enthusiasts to participate, and the local sports atmosphere is becoming more and more intense. (Shen Rong, reporter of Shenzhen Overseas Chinese News)