Coaching 2 - Rusland Beeches

Part of Spring 2020 Coaching Series

Sat 15 Feb 2020

The coaching series - this is a rare chance to try out new things, improve your results and enjoy your orienteering even more.

The sessions are for anyone of Orange standard or above and will be great for focusing on the British Champs. JK and Compass Sport Cup events as well as all the other events we hold in Cumbria. The sessions will include mainly middle and relay skills with urban and long thrown in.

The overall schedule is attached here.

The training will involve specially planned exercises, each a mini-course aimed at a particular skill. Each will be fully explained. Most training will not be timed - the idea is not to rush, rather to focus on the aim of the exercise. The training will concentrate on the basics that we should all use all the time, but often forget about - running straight and confidently on the compass on every leg - following the contour features as you go. Some exercises will use maps with most of the detail removed and the contours remaining. 
These sound difficult, with no line-features to follow, but we guarantee that, with the right approach, they will start to feel dead easy! Young juniors and beginners should not be put off - there will be coaches around to help.

  • Time from 10.30 to 12.30
  • Cost £4 (LOC vouchers may be used), free for juniors
  • Medical forms to be completed. PDF copy attached which can be downloaded.
  • Suitable clothing for area and conditions
  • LOC website to be updated each week for following Saturday.

Orange level participants should come with someone more experienced to help them.

Book in for each session with Carol McNeill – crlmcneill( AT )

Family and yellow standard orienteers

Family and yellow standard orienteer’s should come to Fell Foot on Monday Feb 17th and Wednesday 19th 10.00 - 15.00 (during half term) – as well as introductory orienteering (like October half-term) there will be a separate group for introducing compass (Monday) and contour reading (Wednesday). More information will be available for those dates.

Type of event: Training
Type of terrain: Woodland

Info updated: Sun 9 Feb


Results will be available soon.

Pre Event Info

This Coaching Session

The venue for this session is Rusland Beeches which is very tricky!

Focus = Middle skills ‘fine’ O – map and compass.

The coaches will be Martin Bagness and Carol McNeill. 

3 very short courses: 

  1. ‘line’ (map reading)
  2. compass/ ‘not much map’ course
  3. putting it together

Orange standard orienteers should come with someone more experienced bringing the best compass you have got.

Meet at 10.30, cost £3.  Car share if possible. Remember it will be SLOW moving so plenty of layers. Bring snack and drink.


Nearest town: Rusland Cross

Directions / Parking

Venue – Rusland Beeches, usual parking in lay-by along Ealinghearth to Rusland road. GR SD 345 874.

Please car share if possible with a view to minimising our impact on climate change and also to reduce the parking requirements.

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser.

Runners MUST download even if they retire so we can be sure everyone is back and that we do not need to start a search and rescue.

Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

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