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