Our Thursday evening fun sessions attract a good range of ages and abilities. The aim is to improve your fitness, develop your confidence in navigating and according to lead coach Tess Stone, your "love of wildness!"
The skills, exercises and running are in woodland and heathland areas that have a good orienteering quality about them. They are mainly based in the Blackdown Hills close to Wellington and Taunton.
All abilities/families are welcome, so regardless of whether you are a beginner or have some experience come along! Primary aged children should be accompanied by an adult.
The sessions will start at 6.30pm with a fun warm up and dynamic exercises- please arrive early so we can number count and start on time or as near as possible to that!
The main session will have a navigation focus (depending on the area we are in) with fun relays, hill work & short loops to develop fitness strength and stamina; It will finish with flexibility exercises at 8pm.
If the weather is very wet or windy and is unsafe to be out in the woods the session will be cancelled, so make sure you are on the mailing list that Judy organises so you can be notified.
- Tess Stone
The 2018 programme
See the main events tab for more details
|19 & 26 April||Castle Neroche|
|3 May||Staple Hill|
|10, 17 & 24 May||Buckland Wood||Training at Quants|
|7 June||Staple Hill|
|14, 21 & 28 June||Thurlbear Wood|
|5, 12 July||Buckland Wood|
|19 July||Castle Neroche|
As with last year at Henlade Hill, there will be a relay and a barbeque on the last training session at Neroche
All Thursdays from 19 April to 19 July 2018 (but excluding 7 June)
Sessions will run from 6.30pm to 8.00pm
Cost £1 (for members ) £1.50 non members
The sessions are run by Tess Stone and Vikki Page, both of Quantock Orienteers.
Please bring the following to each session:
- Outdoor footwear / trainers/ O shoes to run in
- Warm layers and waterproof
- A water bottle with water in it!
- Your compass (there are some to borrow)
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