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Thurlbear Wood

Training 9

Thu 21 June, 2018

Near: Taunton
Level of event: Activity

Type of event: Coaching, Training

This evening's focus will be on Distance judgement and pace counting

Coach Tess Stone says: "the area is great at the moment and with the revised map it has been great to use different skills to ensure the right path is take. The path networks are not necessarily easy, so having different tactics is valuable."

Meadow at Thurlbear

Meadow at Thurlbear
Credit: Vikki

Pre Event Info

Summer training Series Info

A series of 90 minute long evening training sessions run by our club coaches, held near Taunton and the Blackdown Hills.

Whatever your age or experience you will be very welcome. We are especially keen for our more experienced orienteers to come as they can help by sharing their skills.

If you'd like to help another improve, or would like more help yourself, then why not buddy up? Read more about our buddying scheme and fill in the questionairre to help us identify your needs.

Link to article, programme and downloadable information

Series Contacts

Series organisers: Judy & Roger Craddock 01823 323850

Lead coach: Tess Stone

Organiser & Assistant coach: Vikki Page

Directions / Parking

Please park the church side of the road and between the church and the farm.

Entry Details

£1 for members

£1.50 for non members

Please complete the registration form found via the link:

Registration form

Please do this for each person attending the training sessions, in advance of your first session.

This form covers the whole series, so you only need to fill it in once.

Registration & Start Times

The training session runs between 18.30 and 20.00 (there is no registration or start times as such).

Terrain Description

Most of the northern part is fairly runnable woodland, with some open areas, earth features such as ditches and depressions and a good network of paths. The southern part is largely featureless but has a network of paths.

Photo Gallery

Did You See The Lime Kiln

Did You See The Lime Kiln

Thurlbear Meadow 2 900

Thurlbear Meadow 2 900

Are You Sure This Is The Right Way

Are You Sure This Is The Right Way

Important Event Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

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