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.
Please click here for the most recent version of this checklist.
Have you visited one of Devon's Permanent Orienteering Courses lately? If not, now is perhaps a good time to give one or more a try! Devon OC is working with British Orienteering to raise awareness of courses on your doorstep.
Click here for an introductory video.
For the latest information (November 7th 2020) see: POCs in Devon
For a list of courses in Devon see: Permanent Orienteering Courses in Devon
For access to web based maps and associated information please go to: www.britishorienteering.org.uk/
All you need to know!
Please see Matt Atkins guide to organising and planning a MapRun. Also attached is a simple guide to get new participants started. Hopefully, there will be opportunities in the coming months for club members to take part in MapRuns around the county.
Help for all event organisers!
This is a selection of documents, resources and templates for organisers of events.
Separate information about AutoDownload, the club's SI system, can also be found under "Club Info".
Competitors may wish to complete the event registration form prior to an event and bring a completed hard copy with them. Please see the latest form below:
Event Organisers and Controllers
Please see the attached procedures, a copy of which should be available with the club SI kit and with the club first aid kit.
Missing Competitor Procedures (9.5.18)
At Devon's Committee meeting on 12.10.16 the club agreed to adopt the British Orienteering 2016 policy on "Safeguarding, Image Taking and the Use of Images". For a copy of the policy see below.
If, for any reason, as a parent or carer of a junior member of the club you do not want your child being photographed at club events, and therefore potentially appearing on Devon’s website or Facebook page, please inform the club membership secretary:
Alan Simpson has updated his notes for planners and guidance for planners on using the club's SI kit.
In addition, Alan has provided two documents about Purple Pen, a simple tool for planners which acts as an alternative to the more extensive planning and mapping tool, OCAD.
The Club secretary () maintains a file of risk assessments from recent events so that future organisers may adapt the assessment for their needs. In addition, by making the assessments routinely available the club is demonstrating good, safe, practice. Some selected examples are given below for information.
Please note that the risk assessment should contain a clear link to the Club Missing Person Procedure - see Haldon June 2018 as an example.