Date Start Place OS Grid ref Type Organiser
14 Oct 2015 6:15 p.m. Braco NN 837 090 Train Graham Gristwood



Training and Coaching events

Wednesday evening coaching sessions with GG

Are you feeling inspired to get better after watching the World Orienteering Championships?

Develop your orienteering skills through six linked coaching sessions, learning from one of the best in the World Graham Gristwood, supported by other FVO coaches. The sessions are for juniors and adults members who are at or working towards technical levels 4 and 5 (light green or above). The sessions cost £3 for adults and £1.50 for juniors for each session. You will receive one session free if you sign up for all six in advance.

To register your interest in the coaching or self training please email Nicola Melville.

Prefer to self train on Wednesday evenings?

If you would like to practice your technique, but not as part of the coached sessions, then you can still take part in Wednesday evening training sessions on a map only basis. This would give you the flexibility to practice what you want using the controls put out for the coaching sessions. You can talk to coaches for advice as needed. Its a great chance to meet up and train with others in the club.

Please note that two of the eight Wednesday evening sessions will be self train sessions only.

Graham says, "These sessions are suitable for anybody looking to improve their skills at Light Green (TD 4) level and above. Whilst it would be nice if people want to sign up for all the sessions, you are more than welcome to pick and choose, and come along to the ones that you want (just let us know latest the day before at 10pm so I can print maps!). People are also very welcome to come along and just go for a run using the same courses and controls - again just let us know in advance.

The main themes for the sessions will be contours and compass work, and I hope that even if you think you know the areas well, I will be able to challenge you!"

Provisional schedule:

Date Location Session
2 September South Achray Contour focus coaching
9 September Barr Wood Contour focus coaching
16 September Mine woods Contour focus coaching
23 September Abbey Craig Compass focus coaching
30 September Stirling University Sprint race
7 October Plean Compass focus coaching
14 October Braco Sprint race
21 October Fallin Compass focus coaching

To register your interest in the coaching or self training please email Nicola Melville.