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Beginner & Improver Training at Loxley Common

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Sat 7th Mar 2015 Start Times 13:00 - 14:30

SYO are running coaching sessions to beginner and improver orienteers on Saturday afternoons.  Please email Pauline Tryner to confirm attendance -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 07901 912113 if you require further information.

Please note the session on 28th February has been replaced with the rearranged Forge Dam event; so the next coaching session will be on 7th March at Loxley Common.

The sessions will start at 1pm.  Group 1 will finish at 2pm, Group 2 & 3 at 2.30pm.

Cost will be £3 per session to non-members, free to club members.

Meet at the Loxley Common car park off Long Lane -  here


Group 1 (TD1/2) suitable for children age 7 upwards, who are beginning orienteering.  (younger children who are club members and are accompanied by an adult are also welcome)

Group 2 (TD2/3) suitable for children who can confidently run yellow courses independently.

Group 3 (TD3/4) suitable for children who can confidently run orange courses independently.

Group 4 (TD3/4) suitable for adult beginners and improvers.


Other information

You are welcome to come to just one session, or as many as you are able, but the sessions are designed to be progressive so we will be working on developing skills and techniques from week to week. Parents who wish to accompany their children on the activities are encouraged.

Other Dates & Locations

21st March - Limb Valley (Whirlowbrook Hall)

Venue Details

Loxley Common comprises of large areas of open common land, runnable underfoot with a complex network of paths on grass, heather and bracken common. To the south there is an area of woodland, with a small section very bouldery.  There is some intricate contour detail created by old mine/quarry workings..

The area was used for the Senior Home International relays in 2006 with a resurvey by Oli Johnson; minor updates have been undertaken in 2010 and 2012.

Safety & risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. If a competitor has a pre-existing medical condition that they think should be declared, please complete a medical form at enquiries. The sealed envelope will only be opened in an emergency.


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