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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)

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

Next Training

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Intro to classic terrain: 16th October 2:00pm. meeting on Prebends Bridge (map linked). Training will (usually) happen every Wednesday at a similar time but at different locations around Durham. Keep your eyes peeled to our Facebook Group and your emails for details nearer the time.
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Schedule for Michaelmas Term

Date Session Location Run by
Session 1 - Wed 6th Oct 2:30pm Taster session (open to all) Outside Calman Centre Oisin
Session 2 - 9th Oct 2:00pm First training session (Basic skills) Hill Colleges Luke
Session 3 - 16th Oct Intro to classic terrain Riverside Oisin
Session 4 - 23rd Oct Baptism by fire Houghall Luke
Session 5 - 30th Oct Vampire-O Burnhall Oisin

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