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Simplification

Simplify - see You Tube video

Training video

Focussing on the big features on the map which are easy to see on the ground helps you go faster. Less time is then spent studying irrelevant detail on the map. This skill takes a bit of practice.

It's explained by GB athlete Ralph Street.

Sat 6 Apr Read more…

Condition report

Poc Post

of Permanent courses

This page documents the latest known condition of each course! It relies on everyone's cooperation to ensure the courses stay runnable.

Most of these courses were developed in collaboration with other parties and hence the club does not have full control over the courses' upkeep.

Fri 5 Apr Read more…

Training exercises

Doughnuts O Training Net 300

at JOG (Fox course)

The Fox course is a training exercise for seniors and juniors from those who are on the verge of trying Light Green at senior events and upwards. Depending on how much of a challenge you want to give your runners, there are all sorts of imaginative possibilities.

Wed 20 Mar Read more…

Beginners

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.

Fri 15 Mar

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?

Thu 14 Mar 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

Fri 1 Mar Read more…

Courses & Workshops

Safety training

Organising & event safety

A neighbouring club is putting the following courses on soon:

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

Click on the link to learn more.

Fri 1 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…

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