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Club Training & Coaching

A Club Training event at West Haigh & New Park Springs

On Sun 15th Jul 2018 from 11:00 until 12:30


There is a coaching and training session on Sunday 15th July at the West Haigh near Grimethorpe.   Experienced orienteers will enjoyable the runnable terrain and interesting contour detail while newcomers and younger juniors are well catered for with the extensive path network. Sessions are suitable for all ages and abilities.

Please meet at the junction of Poplar St and Ladywood Rd (nearest postcode S72 7LD). Park considerately on nearby residential roads.

If you would like to attend you must email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 14th July so that we can ensure we have enough coaches available to comply with safety rations and know what resources to prepare.

The sessions will run from 11am to 12.30pm. Please arrive by 10.50pm so we can get started by 11am. 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. Children who can’t complete a white course on their own must be accompanied by an adult at all times. All participants should wear full leg cover and sturdy footwear and should bring a water bottle.

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


Venue Details

West Haigh is sloping, runnable beech and birch woodland with depressions and pits.  New Park Springs is a nature reserve planted on the old Grimethorpe Colliery tip. It is a mixture of hilly, rough and runnable open with fairly new planting which is extensively runnable. It makes a valuable addition to the previous West Haigh and Howell map.

Previous events have used West Haigh and Howell Woods, which is set up as a separate venue on this website.

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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