Training Information

Training Day

Saturday 25th January at Beacon Fell

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PFO Club Night 2020

Club Night resumes on Wednesday 8th January for the New Year.

Once again we will be based at St Nicholas Primary School, Dark Lane, Newchurch, Rossendale, BB4 7UA. These sessions will run from 18:45 - 20:15.

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What type of training do you want?

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The skills and experience of everyone in PFO are different, therefore everyone's training needs differ.

If there is any specific topic that you feel that you would like some training in then please let Gillian know.

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Planned training sessions

The introduction to SI session that we held on the 6th March was well received, but we only managed to scratch the surface of SI.

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Training

This section on the web-site will be where you will find out information about any planned training activities for PFO members.

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Orienteering Foundation Training Day

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12 PFO members took part in todays training day at Haverthwaite.

Everyone enjoyed the exercises and a chance to orienteer in the forest, although for some it may have been a bit too strenuous!

The Orienteering Foundation will be holding another Lakes Coaching Day at Haverthwaite Heights on Saturday 23 November 2019.

A handful of PFO members participated in the last session and found it very beneficial with a great opportunity to train in Lakeland terrain.

Further details of this event are here.

We have arranged to go as a group which will enable us to tailor the training to the needs of those attending.

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How well do you know your map and control symbols?

Understanding the information on your map and also what the control feature is that you are looking for are key parts of successful orienteering.

Try these interactive tests courtesy of Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club.

For PC click here.

For Touch Screens click here

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Training Videos

South London Orienteers (SLOW) have produced a series of eight videos showing different techniques used in orienteering.
The videos are presented by different athletes from the GB Orienteering team and filmed in different locations.

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Orienteering Books

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Some useful books with advice on orienteering.

There are a number of useful books available to help improve your orienteering, here are a few suggestions.

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BRGS After School Club

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There is an Orienteering after school club at Bacup & Rawtenstall Grammar School.

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