John will be giving us a talk on his experience competing in Mountain Marathons this Thursday 18th Feb 20:00.
Same meeting details as last time. Accessible on this members page (log in right hand side) here: https://socweb.org/zoom
It should be a really good evening, especially hearing about the challenges of mountain marathons from the comfort of our homes! For those who don't know, mountain marathons are usually a two day event with a mix of orienteering, fell running and a camp overnight. Orienteering can take us lots of different places and mountain marathons are one area where we can definitely use our skills. If you've done one yourself, bring a map or a tale for the chat after.
Last social, Helen showed us how to use the Running Wild tool for route choice decision making and practice. Tamsin and I have added a couple more SOC ones for you to have a go at: Bramshaw (using route choices from the course planning competition), Rusland Beeches in the Lakes (technical) and a Southampton urban course.
http://3drerun.worldofo.com/2d/runningwild.php (search for SOC)
East Midlands Junior Orienteering Squad have sent SOC Juniors an invitation to an online talk by the current elite runner, Peter Hodgkinson. He will be doing a short 30 min Q&A session, remembering some of the highlights and fun things that happened to him from his junior running in NOC, through to his international experiences in the GB team. It sounds like a really great thing to listen in to!
I will be forwarding the invitation to all SOC juniors in the near future but if you don't receive the mail and are keen to go please mail me at Juniors [at] socweb.org.
If this talk enthuses you to want some more online training, please let me know and I will organise some sessions just for SOC Juniors.
Best Wishes, Helen.