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Course planning

A conference & training

Last edited: Fri 1 Sep 2017

Some very experienced orienteers, some well known internationally, will be discussing how to plan courses successfully in Exeter on Saturday 7 October. Speakers include Dave Peel, who coached GB to the world championship. NEW: Flyer

SWOA Planning Conference

This will take place on Saturday 7 October 2017 between 10.00 to 17.00 at the WESC Foundation (college buildings), Topsham Road, Countess Wear, Exeter.

The speakers and the types of course planning they will talk about are:

David May (South London OC)Urban and sprint
Dave Peel (South Yorkshire OC)Middle distance
Roger Hargreaves (Kerno OC)Night-O,
Older competitors

SWOA is funding the conference and tea and coffee. Those attending should bring their own lunch, mug and soft drinks.

Places are limited.

For more details please register your interest soon at:

- information provided by Christine Vince

Introductory planners' courses

Eight members completed some introductory planners' training led by Mike Crockett in mid August. Mike, an experienced past controller, ran courses to help planners create suitable courses for the Junior Orienteering Groups (JOGs).

He briefed Pete and Sam Shirvington, Angela Modica, Matthew Carter, Andrew Lukes on the British Orienteering and Quantock requirements for a successful Activity, and then asked them to create courses on one of our areas to be scrutinised by the others. Judy and Roger Craddock added additional information that would help the production of an exciting and well organised set of challenges for all age groups in the forthcoming JOG Series when developments, sponsored by Sport England, are starting.

- Roger & Judy Craddock

The following week, Sheila Braine, Ian Purnell and Mike Andersen attended the second of Mike's courses. They are pictured taking part in the session. Unfortunately, due to illness, several people who were due to attend dropped out late on but Mike went ahead regardless.

In brief: what course planning entails

JOG programme for Autumn 2017

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