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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 20th February 2019 - Vampire-O
Turns out vampires aren't just for halloween. We'll meet at 7pm at the entrance to Houghall opposite the Botanic Gardens (see map below or use google). Bring a torch, a pen and suitable shoes.

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Schedule for Michaelmas Term

Date Session Location Run by
Session 13 - Wed 20th Feb Vampire Houghall Matthew
Session 14 - Wed 27th Feb Urban Courses Durham City TBC
Session 15 - Wed 6th March Sprintervals Hill Colleges Andrew
Session 16 - Wed 20th March End of term race Low Burnhall TBC
Session 17 - Wed 27th March Potential bonus BUCS session! Elemore Woods TBC

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