Monthly Archives: July 2011

West Cumberland Coaching #1

The first of three sessions for WCOC.  About 14 people turned up of varied standards.

We used part of the Eel Tarn area in Eskdale, above Goat Crag, just above the bracken.

The session was on map-reading and contour simplification. I used three shortish loops of about 1.5K. Read more

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JWOC maps – find your own route

Just had a peak at the JWOC 2011 maps.  The courses look nice and hard.

One exercise to do at home is to print off one of the maps, then draw your route onto the map without lifting your pen or stopping, if possible.  Read more

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Tuesday Running Club – 5/7/2011

We only had a small number this evening, so we decided to do something a little different.

Warm up was a 10″ run, followed by some “find the frisbee” where they looked one way and I chucked a frisbee various distances the other!  Read more

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The Thierry Gueorgiou article

This article formed the basis for a couple of the talks on last year’s Cairngorm Talent camp.  It gives an insight into how really top orienteers plan their routes and why.  Definitely worth a read.

The article is here. Read more

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