Saxons Training Day at Oldbury Hill

Sat 10 Nov 2018

Ever had that perfect error-free race? No, me neither! The ideal race is too often elusive, but taking time to practise specific O skills outside the heat of competition is a fantastic way to improve no matter your experience level. Why not join me, Jean and Sean on Saturday 10th for a fun-packed training day on sunny Oldbury Hill? 

Type of event: Training

Info updated: Sat 27 Oct


Results will be available soon.

Pre Event Info

During the day we hope to practise the following skills:

•          Contouring

•          Distance estimation using pacing and visual prompts

•          Height gain/loss analysis 

•          Concentration and dealing with distractions

•          Navigating complex terrain

•          Process flow

•          Other fun drills, prizes….


This is also an opportunity for some of our newer members to get advice/technical tips in an informal situation on mini courses set up to practise specific skills.


Nearest town: Borough Green

Directions / Parking

Parking at the NT Car Park at Oldbury Hill, Styants Bottom Road, TN15 0ET.

Registration & Start Times

The day will run from 10am to 3pm. 

Lunch at the Crown Point Inn or bring a picnic.

The session is aimed at those competing at TD4 (light green) and TD5 (green, blue and brown) level, though some exercises will be suitable for those at TD3 (orange) level.

If you’d like to attend, please let me know before the end of October.


Entry Details

This event is free to Saxons members.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Brendon Howe

Important Information

Safety and 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.

Insurance: If you have joined an orienteering club, or are competing in one of your first 3 events, then you are covered by our public liability insurance.

Training and help is available from qualified coaches. Please contact the organiser.

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