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Courses & Workshops

Safety training

Organising & event safety

Neighbouring clubs are putting the following courses on soon:

Organising & Event Safety Workshop - 16 February, Bristol (Bristol OK).

Organisers Level B course- 20 March, Ilsington, Devon (Devon OC)

Click on the links to learn more.

Mon 11 Feb Read more…

Training video

Attack points

Did anyone benefit from last week's training video at Croydon Hill? With several controls on point features not far from a line feature, the area certainly lent itself to choosing a good attack point, the subject of the video here

Mon 28 Jan Read more…

Compass work

Thumb Compass

To optimise your route

How to use the two different types of compass, base plate and thumb

How to use features on the ground to minimise the amount of time you need to take a bearing

Sun 20 Jan Read more…

New video

for beginners

Liked what you saw at Saturday's "Come and Try It" event at Longrun?

UK squad member Graham Gristwood presents this clear, straightforward, fast-paced video describing the basics for those curious about or keen to see more of the sport.

Sun 20 Jan Read more…


Training at Quants

What we can offer

What opportunities does our club offer to help members improve and progress through organised training?

Sat 29 Dec Read more…

Skilling up

Lost compass

A series of themed training articles and videos. It is aimed at all from those attempting Orange courses to those who would be considered experts. Most of the articles were written by Richard Sansbury but we have borrowed from other resources on You Tube and other clubs' websites.

Fri 28 Dec

Setting the map

This is lining up the map so it's pointing the same way as the feature on the ground.

Once you're confident doing this, you should notice a real improvement in your game!

Here is a selection of videos describing the concept.

Thu 20 Dec Read more…


Tips for improvement

Tips for all those who have reached the level of Orange (or Badger course at JOG) i.e.

  • an adult beginner
  • a junior improver

Some of those doing harder courses may often still need to master these techniques though.

Wed 19 Dec

Permanent Orienteering Courses

Within the club's area

If you're a newcomer keen to improve, you’d like to keep your orienteering skills up to scratch or you're after a form of exercise that's both affordable and can be done at your own pace, why not head out to one of the Permanent Orienteering Courses available in the vicinity?

Mon 17 Dec Read more…

Map basics

Video explanations

A really good introduction as to what's shown on the map and how basic features are mapped is provided, in this pair of short videos courtesy of the Irish Orienteering Association

More training topics can be view in our Skilling Up section

Sun 2 Dec Read more…

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