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