Armchair Training for Orienteers

Post date: Jun 30, 2012 9:14:20 PM

The latest issue of Coaching Focus from the Northern Ireland Orienteering Association (NIOA) has a good feature on "armchair training for orienteers", you can read the full article here.

So what is "armchair orienteering"? 

Anything that can be done from home that improves orienteering techniques. One of the simplest ways to develop your orienteering technique is to analyse your performance. After completing a course study your map and identify the attack points you used, trace the route you executed and calculate the time you lost. Splits browser and Route Gadget make this task very easy as you can readily compare your times and choices against fellow competitors.

Furthermore check out the newly added Merchandise section of our website were a compact book on "Orienteering Techniques" by Gareth Byran-Jones can be purchased and makes for great bed time reading!

Joe Bosonnet Route Analysis

One of our regular Short course participants Joe Bosonnet has once again kindly provided us with his account of his route around Tramore Valley Park. This type of analysis can help develop ones orienteering skill.

"Flat enough course at Tramore. Found number one, two, three, four and five easily. I cut the corner going to five and it turned out to be a good decision. I got confused on number six as it was marked “small building” but it turned out to be a electrical box. That cost me four minutes. Found seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve and thirteen easily and finished with a time 20:07. Happy with my result and looking forward to Ballyannon! " by Joe Bosonnet (Team Bosonnet)

Tramore Valley Park Short Course

Joe Bosonnet Splits