New Map Standards

Check out what’s new in mapping standards for 2018.

Includes new symbols to improve map clarity and improve route choice decisions.

07th Apr 17  

Health and Safety policies, Accident Forms and Junior Medical Forms

PFO complete a Risk assesment form before all of their events. You can find our guidelines for dealing with an incident/accident and accident report forms here.  You can find a generic Junior Medical Form here. This may be needed for club training, trips to events etc. There is also a document outlining the funding that PFO will provide for members of the NWJS and what juniors have to do to earn and claim the funding.

01st Dec 13  

PFO Constitution, Codes and Policies

The PFO Constitution and codes and policies including codes for club volunteers, parents and carers, our policy on Equality and Inclusion can be viewed here. PFO have adopted British Orienteering’s O-Safe guide. This is a guide to safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults in Orienteering.

30th Nov 13  

Coach job descriptions

As part of the club’s Clubmark Accreditation we have to provide job descriptions for our junior coaches and team managers. These can be found here.

30th Nov 13  

PFO Photo Policy

Photography and Protecting Young and Vulnerable People

Child protection in orienteering, as in most walks of life is important and BO has published a policy document for everyone in the sport to follow.  Photography is a key aspect of the issue, which perhaps has potential to affect more ordinary orienteers than any other.  This article is intended as a statement of PFO’s policy towards photography at events, based on a common sense approach.

26th Nov 13  

Resources for teachers

Why offer orienteering in schools? Why is it fun? Some general information and information about books available for teachers who are thinking of offering orienteering in their schools.

18th Dec 12  

Basic Physical Training for Orienteering

This is designed to be an easy to digest guide to the basics of training for orienteering from a physical perspective. The bold paragraphs go into slightly more depth on the science and physiology behind the training. Obviously these can be written about each aspect so there is much more info out there for those who want it.

Where to train
There is great debate about where would be best to run- the road, the trails, the track. At the end of the day training is better anywhere than not at all.

21st Oct 12  

Orienteering Books

Some useful books with advice on orienteering.

05th May 12  

Jim Mitchell’s A-Z of Orienteering

Compiled [with tongue firmly in cheek] by Jim Mitchell.

01st May 12  


List of useful orienteering related links.

01st May 12  

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