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.
This is an excellent tool on many levels: viewing other's routes, recording your own, analysing your speed and working out where you went wrong.
This section explains how to record your route whether from a GPS track or simply your own memory of the run. To see how to analyse tracks, go to Routegadget Comparisons.
Karen Lewis took Oliver and Annabelle to Bristol OK's coaching session at Ashton Court on Saturday (4 January) and it sounds like they all got a lot out of the morning.
One of our most successful orienteers, Nathan Fernandes (who was previously a member of QO, now BOK) ran a workshop for ten orienteers interested in providing wheelchair accessible courses.
Judy and Roger Craddock report...
Senior group training
It was the club's first training weekend! So how did the senior coaching go? Sarah Pascall and Tom Hasler each give their accounts.
Plus coaching team member Richard Sansbury describes the exercises the coaches devised and got their group to try out.
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?
This is a 7km trail race... with a twist.
The course follows paths and tracks and is fully waymarked with bright orange pegs, so you can Follow the Trail if you want. Between the start and the finish there are about a dozen checkpoints that you have to visit.
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.