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

3rd February: 14:00

New Location!
This week training resumes and we will be using a new location, Aykley Heads. There will be a good mixture of terrain with some urban,woodland and open ground. We'll meet at the top of the hill just past the entrance of the park at 14:15
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Date Session Location Run by
Session 5 - 30th Oct Vampire-O Burnhall Oisin
Session 6 - 6th November Hill Sprints and Harder Courses Houghall Oisin
Session 7 - 13th November Compass Work Burnhall Luke
Session 8 - 20th November Attack Points Houghall Oisin
Session 9 - 27th November Racing Practice/ Sprints Hill Colleges Luke