Coaching 3 - Stony Hazel
Part of Spring 2020 Coaching Series
Sat 22 Feb 2020
The coaching series - this is a chance to be introduced to new techniques and practice those which have become rusty. This will contribute to improving your results and enjoying 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 (U18)
- 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 )gmail.com
Type of event: Training
Type of terrain: Woodland
Results will be available soon.
Pre Event Info
This Coaching Session
The venue for this session is Stony Hazel
Focus = Middle skills ‘fine’ O – map contact, compass and distance estimation.
The coaches will be Roger Smith and Carol McNeill.
More details to follow.
Nearest town: Rusland Cross
- Grid Ref: SD 337 897
- Latitude: 54.29837
- Longitude: -3.01880
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
Meet at Rusland Church Reading Rooms, Grid Ref SD 337 897
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.
Help and Information: Anyone needing any advice about Orienteering should talk to the Organiser.