Learn the sport of orienteering!
Manchester & District Orienteering Club (MDOC) has just launched a series of four short films called ‘Get Out & Go’. They are available now on the club’s YouTube channel and at https://gmoa.org.uk/how-to-videos/
The films show how families, runners and walkers can enjoy learning the adventure sport of orienteering using permanent orienteering courses in local parks. They show all the basic techniques to get orienteering from white/yellow through to trickier end of orange.
Coaching for Improvers on Woodbury on Saturday afternoons - 12th, 19th and 26th of September and 3rd October.
We'll be hosting a few light-touch coaching and practice activities in ear/y autumn for those relatively new to orienteering and improving their skills. They will be on Saturday afternoons. 12th, 19th, 26th September and 3rd October at locations in east Devon, beginning at Woodbury Common.
Orienteering Competitions On Your Sofa
Here are some opportunities to take part in Lockdown Orienteering, sent in by Spencer Modica.
There is even a British Open Championship taking place over the weekend 26th -28th June: https://lockdownorienteering.com/
Why not give it a go? And there are a range of warm up games below for you to try!
POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Devon Orienteering Club's Chief Coach - Damian Wilson writes - We have provisional permission from the National Trust, to use Ashclyst Forest for our spring coaching.
Drop me an email if you're interested in attending, so I can gauge interest, and also have an idea of the sorts of things you'd want to focus on.
Wednesday 11th September, 8.00 pm
The club AGM was held on 11th September, preceded by a MapRun around Bovey, planned by Mark Lockett.
Permanent Orienteering Course
The Permanent Orienteering Course at Haldon Forest Park is now open!
We are delighted that, with the support of Forestry England, the volunteer efforts of Devon Orienteering club members together with funding from the Rural Development Programme England, the permanent course at Haldon has been remapped, new posts have been installed, new courses planned and maps printed.
For details about the range of courses, and how maps may be obtained, see: Haldon Permanent Orienteering Course
Would you like to learn how to orienteer? Devon OC is running a five week beginners course at Haldon Forest Park on Wednesday evenings in late April and May.
Wednesday 20th March, Ilsington, Devon
Alan Simpson is running an Organisers' Course for people with previous experience who may, at some stage, organise a national (old level "B") event. The course is supported by SWOA and is open to all south-west clubs. Devon OC is particularly keen to see people develop their skills as event officials. Please sign up if you fit the bill!
Details: Level B Organisers' Course
The final three East Devon Junior training sessions will be taking place during May! If you are interested in taking part the details are listed below.
Saturday 6th February 2016
Devon Orienteering Club is organising a First Aid Course on Saturday 6th February from 9.30am - 4.30pm. The course is aimed at club members who are willing to take their turn as first aiders at events. You will achieve an Emergency First Aid at Work Qualification, which is valid for 3 years.