Steve Robertson provided a two-evening course for 10 new planners for JOG activities using the excellent facilities at Taunton School.
Steve (assisted by Roger and Judy Craddock) outlined the guidelines for the Hare, Squirrel, Badger courses and discussed various training options for the Fox challenges for QO members.
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?
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.
A neighbouring club is offering a planning course soon.
Bristol OK's offering is on Saturday 4 January.
Please contact them for further details.
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.
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.
Good use was made of the Organiser and Safety Courses put on by QO and SWOA at the weekend, with seven club members gaining certificates and several more there to share their experiences.
Roger Craddock reports.
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.