WEE 2 takes place at Barnett’s Demense this week. Details here. In the spirit of Graeme’s introduction of some new training elements I have homework for you! Have you ever done this? I’m a bit of an expert in doing this!
I’ve added an article this morning to the Junior Orienteering Tips page, written from the pain of doing this many times, with a cunning plan on how to avoid it (from the menu choose “Juniors”, then “Orienteering Tips” and then click the link “Distance Judgement & Relocation in the Control Circle”, or just click here). It’s your homework – or you can just have a laugh at my recollections of meandering round the control circle!
Also, on the night of the WEE Alison and I plan to have a control circle laid out on the ground so you can appreciate its size. Look forward to seeing you there.
Keith Marsden of JROS (Joint Regional Orienteering Squads) has announced that JROS will be hosting a Coaching Course at Lagganlia Outdoor Education Centre, Aviemore, from 17th to 21st July. Attendees have to be aged 17 at the time of the course – but there is no upper age limit. JROS will be subsidising the cost of the course. Contact keith “at” familymarsden.org if interested. Geoffrey C.
Attention junior athletes (M/W14+)! I have information from Mike Long (IOA Director of Junior Representative Orienteering) that the first mandatory selection event for the Irish Junior Team is a time trial in Phoenix Park on Saturday 11th March 2017. You can register your participation here (you do not need to be an existing Irish Squad member). You may get a flavour of the JHI selection criteria from those used in 2014 which are here. The IOA selection criteria for EYOC and JWOC 2017 are here. JROS camp 2017 selection criteria are here. Geoffrey C.
Junior training is planned for Saturday 29th October in Donard Forest. Meet at 10:00am in Donard Forest main car park. O training will cover relocation and distance estimation in and around the control circle. Further training will subsequently be planned (during the Christmas school holidays) building on this bite-size session – date to be agreed amongst interested Juniors. If you are planning to come along on 29th October, please reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alison Collins – LVO.
A number of our juniors (Rachel C, Andrew E, Sophie P and Peter R) took part in the Irish Squad at the Junior Home International Competition held in Northumberland. Steph P, who along with Geoffrey C helped to lead the team, has produced a great post about their exploits that can be read at the Irish Orienteering website.