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Training

Training at DUOC falls into a few sections. Our technical / navigational training takes place once a week and is led by exec members and more experienced orienteers. We mainly use areas such as Houghall Woods (behind the Science Site), the hill colleges and the new map of central Durham, but we also aim to travel further afield to get experience of different terrains. We make use of training put on by local clubs, NN and CLOK. This training aims to develop and practice key skills, as well as challenging more experienced runners. A warm-up is followed by a few inventive and fun courses focusing on key techniques. Feedback is very important, and we tailor training sessions to the needs of the club members.

And there are some of our members who are regular parkrunners (Durham parkrun starts at Maiden Castle) if that's more your thing!!

Physical training normally takes place individually, or in small, informal groups. Many orienteers make use of the training provided by DUAXC, and we occasionally run hill-rep sessions. Physical ability varies considerably within the club, but you can always find someone to run with!

All our members are welcome to make use of Team Durham's performance programme, by attending the weekly Strength and Conditioning sessions.

Usual weekly schedule is as follows:


Training: Wednesday 2-4.30pm (approx)
Strength and Conditioning:
Tuesday 1-2pm or
Wednesday 1-2pm (advanced session)


Before main Wednesday training during term, an email will be sent out with the details.

Extra Training!!!! Meet Andrew at 2-2.30 pm this Saturday outside Hild Bede Bar:

Next Weekly Training

Wednesday 18th - 2.30pm
Meet by the tree at the back of Trevs, as shown on the map here:

Michaelmas Term

Date Session Run by
Week 0 - Sunday 8th October Taster Exec
Week 1 - Wednesday 11th October Taster / Sprint Intro Julie - Coach
Week 2 - 18th October Sprint Daniel and Sam
Week 3 - 25th October Riverbanks Matthew and Luke
Week 4 - 1st November Forest Intro Julie - Coach
Week 5 - 8th November Compass Andrew
Week 6 - 15th November Attack points and Catching features Julie - Coach
Week 7 - 22nd November Contours Michael
Week 8 - 29th November Map Memory Hannah
Week 9 - 6th December Race Julie - Coach

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