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Summer training

Training 2018 05 17 Quants


Our Thursday evening fun sessions attract a good range of ages and abilities. The aim is to improve your fitness, develop your confidence in navigating and according to lead coach Tess Stone, your "love of wildness!"

Thu 28 Jun Read more…

Skilling up

Lost Compass

Hints and tips for improvement

Members might remember many of the articles in our training section from our now defunct newsletter, the QuOnicle. They were written by QO's Richard Sansbury as part of his Skilling Up series that has since been given a second life online.

Sat 2 Jun Read more…

Skills matrix

This skills index is aimed at all from those attempting Orange courses to those who would be considered experts.

Most of the articles were written by QO's Richard Sansbury but we have borrowed from other resources on You Tube and other clubs' websites.

Also highly recommended: the Better Orienteering website (here)

Sat 2 Jun Read more…


Safety training

for officials

Sarum OC is running two courses in Salisbury next month. Its event safety course is aimed at all existing and aspiring event officials i.e. planners, controllers and organisers. There is also a course specifically for organisers.

Mon 21 May Read more…

Armchair event

Control 2 Main

St Audries Photo-O

Fancy another run up at St Audries? OK, a virtual run. Have you tried out Steve Robertson's photo-O challenge? The terrain looked a little different over the summer when the event was being planned- not quite as runnable!

Thu 12 Apr Read more…

Next Club Night

A Trailblazing Jim makes it back

JOG awards & MapRun

Before the JOG presentations on Thursday, there is another opportunity to try out MapRun, this time using a significantly updated map of the Longrun, Roughmoor and North Town areas of Taunton! Contact Roger and Judy Craddock to register your interest.

Tue 20 Mar Read more…

First Aid course

Sheila And John Work Out How To Use The Defibrillator

Saturday 17 March

Devon OC are offering a day-long training course with a focus on orienteering incidents. Resulting in an Emergency First Aid at Work qualification, the course will run from Ilsington Village Hall, in between Bovey Tracey and Hay Tor on Dartmoor.

Mon 12 Mar Read more…

Purple Pen course

Jim And Graham Work It Out

At Club Night

A productive and enjoyable evening was had by a mixture of novices and experienced users who buddied up to follow written tutorials for Purple Pen, the club's chosen course planning software

Sun 11 Mar Read more…

Dur Hill Galoppen

2018 02 11 Sr Rg

Training / analysis

We've all been there - having a great run, then feelings of confusion and possibly utter panic when the next control doesn't fall to plan! A leg on Steve Robertson's Blue course from Sunday appears to illustrate relocation, from attack point through to finding the control.

Tue 13 Feb Read more…

Club Night this evening

Myomaps Screenshots

MapRun at Longrun

This evening (Thursday 20 Feb) from 18.30, there's another opportunity to try out MapRun, an app which uses GPS signals for controls. The course this time uses parkland and streets with a good path network.

Our MapRun pages

Mon 12 Feb Read more…

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