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Adult and Junior Coaching at Bowden Housteads

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Sat 11th Mar 2017 Start Times 13:00 - 14:30

SYO are running a coaching and training session on Saturday 11th March at Bowden Housteads. It is a runnable deciduous woodland, providing sufficient technical challenge for the experienced orienteer. There is a good path network for beginners. 

Please park on Bowden Wood Crescent, S9 4ED, here

If you would like to attend you must email Pauline Tryner so that we have enough coaches available to comply with safety rations and know what resources to prepare. -  paulineThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07901 912113 if you require further information.

The sessions will start at 1pm.  Please arrive by 12.50pm so we can get started by 1pm. Group 1 will finish at 2pm, all other groups at 2.30pm. Parents who wish to accompany their children on the activities are encouraged or alternatively are very welcome to join the adult's group and have a go themselves. All participants should wear full leg cover and sturdy footwear.

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


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 (TD3) suitable for children who confidently run yellow courses independently on all areas.

Group 3 (TD4) suitable for children who confidently run orange courses independently on all areas.

Group 4 (TD3+) suitable for all adults. A range of exercises will be planned to cater for beginners to experienced orienteers. 

Venue Details

Runnable deciduous woodland and a variety of open and semi-open areas.  Several stream valleys provide contour detail.  It is split into three parts by the Sheffield Parkway and A57, but footbridges mean this doesn't have a negative impact on course planning. Map resurveyed and updated to ISOM 2017-2 by Ian Cooper in 2019.

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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