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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.

Sat 17 Aug

Training

Training at Quants

What we can offer

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

Sat 17 Aug Read more…

Organising events

Safety training

Courses

By popular demand, we're running both an introductory organiser's course and an event safety course. The venue is Broomfield Village Hall, on Saturday 7 September. To register your interest, please contact Karen Lewis.

Mon 12 Aug Read more…

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…

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…

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