Millyford Bridge Sat 7th Mar 2020 10.30-12.00
GR: 270078. Nearest Postcode SO43 7GR at New Forest Inn, Emery Down. From here, take the forest road west and the car park is 2 km along the road on the right.
There will be courses available for all levels including Juniors and Beginners upwards. For experienced orienteers this morning is suitable to practice any skill you would like to: accurate bearings, route choice, attack points, improving on the little navigational problem you had at your last event? SOC coaching is free to SOC members. Cost £1 to non-SOC members.
If you plan to attend please contact Helen Wheelwright on helenamandaaa [at] gmail.com
If you would like to help-either putting out controls or shadowing participants, please let me know. Thanks.
Colin Hicks, Kevin Bracher, Helen Wheelwright
Coaching Activity Saturday 14th March Rufus Stone
Rufus Stone Sat 14th Mar 2020 10:30-12:00
Rearranged activity postponed from Sat 15th Feb.
Parking at Rufus Stone. Nat Grid: SU270125. Nearest Postcode: SO43 7HN. Lat/Long: 50.911474,-1.617046.
There will be something suitable for all standards including juniors/beginners of yellow standard and up.
SOC Coaching is free to SOC members. Cost £1 for non-SOC members.
If you plan to attend please contact Kevin Bracher (k.bracher1080ATgmail.com).
Why not come along to hone and practice your O Skills?!
For the experienced among you do come and try some loops on a blue/brown only map.
This concentrates the mind on recognising the shape of the land and the water features, besides improving compass and pacing skills. Why do this? Firstly the shape of the land and the more prominent water features stay the same. Secondly being only blue and brown it stops total reliance on using the vegetation and path/track network, which do change over time, thus adding another useful skill to your "toolbox of techniques" Colin H.
Anyone who can offer help supporting these activities putting out kites and or shadowing participants, please let Kevin know at the email address above.
Colin Hicks, Helen Wheelwright, Kevin Bracher