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Planners' course

Gavin assists Andy and Sheila

Preparing for 2020/21?

Ten QO members who had had experience planning JOG courses were invited to two sessions about planning QOFL courses on areas selected by themselves from QO areas.

Chair Roger Craddock, who has invited planners to revisit their areas next year, reports from the session.

Sat 15 Jun Read more…

Training courses

Sheila And John Work Out How To Use The Defibrillator

In first aid and planning

Bristol OK is offering two day-long training courses in July and August, one in Winscombe (Mendips).

In Bristol in October, they will hold an advanced planners course.

Fri 14 Jun Read more…

Permanent Orienteering Courses

Pocs Marker

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?

Sat 20 Apr Read more…

Beginners

Beginners And Improvers

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.

Mon 15 Apr

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…

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…

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