Getting back into Orienteering



Posted: Tue 30 Mar 2021

For some it will have been over a year since you went to an orienteering competition (CompassSport Cup event in mid-March 2020?). We are all a bit 'rusty' so time to revisit some of the skills we require to successfully navigate a course.

The Scottish Orienteering Championships are planned for Sunday 13th June 2021 at Craig a' Barns (near Dunkeld). The championships are for everyone, it does not matter how long you have been orienteering.

Hilary (Q) and Lynne have worked on a programme for Tuesday=O to get us all confidently orienteering again. The outline of this is given below; each week has a theme and detailed notes will be sent to you along with the map and meeting place for that week. A coach will be available at each session so that you can ask questions / check things through before you start the exercise and chat to them after your training.

As part of the sessions, we will be looking into the implementation of 'Systematic O'. A 'help sheet' about this will be sent to you when you first register for any of the sessions. Meanwhile, have a look at the article on the BASOC website to refresh your mind and the Better Orienteering (©Duncan Bayliss) website.

Please register for each Tuesday=O session in turn with Hilary - as per the details on the website page.

DateLocation (subject to change)Theme
6th April 2021InshriachRoute choice
13th April 2021InshriachRelocation #1
20th April 2021GlenmorePLAN your route
27th April 2021GlenmoreIntroduction to an event; Start - couple of controls - Finish
4th May 2021Nethy BridgeSimplification
11th May 2021
Nethy Bridge
18th May 2021
North Granish
25th May 2021North Granish
Relocation #2
1st June 2021
North Granish
Race pressure
8th June 2021
Uath Lochans
Brain in gear for competition
15th June 2021
GlenmoreSocial run and Scottish O Champs debrief
22nd June 2021Glen GynackRace practice
29th June 2021Glen GynackRace practice #2
6th July 2021CraigellachieEVENT! details on separate page
13th July 2021Moor of AlvieHow to cope with distractions!
20th July 2021tbc
27th July 2021

Glen Gynack


Published by Lynne Walker