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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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