GO the right way

Adult orienteering training is starting again this Tuesday 10th May. Meet at the Blackheath village car park at 6.30 for a session on attack points. Please email me if you are coming (apart from the ones I know about), for map numbers.

I will be doing a session most Tuesdays so look out for venues and times.

 

GO Juniors run for SE England

Congratulations to Aimee Darley and Adam Conway  who represented SE England in the Junior Inter-Regional Championships at Cannock Chase. Both ran up in W/M14 classes running against the best 13 – 14 year old juniors from all over the UK. (They are currently W/M12). Adam came 11th and Aimee 16th. Well done to both of you.

Coaching Sessions

As part of my Level 2 coaching qualification, I am running a series of sessions teaching the skills of navigating around an orienteering course. The sessions will include exercises relevant to specific techniques used in navigating. The sessions will be progressive to move you up the colour coded courses to enable you to eventually take on the harder courses or if you are already at the green/blue standard but are struggling with it, to help you become more confident and provide you with the range of skills to complete the courses competently.

Come along to the first session this Wednesday (23rd September) at 6pm by the lower steps of the entrance to the Guildford Spectrum Leisure Centre.

Christine Kiddier

SE Relay Championships – Hainault Forest Country Park

A successful weekend for the GO Bananas squad at the SE Relay Champs last weekend who braved the grey skys, cool temperatures and rain. The club fielded 4 teams, one non-competitive. The courses were quite testing, so there were a few controls not found. However the team of Saskia McAllister, Matthew Couldery and Sarah Darley were 3rd and received bronze medals. The team of Phoebe King, Adam Conway and Ellie Mills-Hicks came 4th, only 1 second behind. Well done everyone who ran. You all did really well.

GO Bananas Relay squad at the SE Relay Champs

GO Bananas Relay squad at the SE Relay Champs

Start  line for Leg 1 runners in the Junior class.

Start line for Leg 1 runners in the Junior class.

Saskia McAllister, Matthew Couldery and Sarah Darley 3rd team in the Junior Class.

Saskia McAllister, Matthew Couldery and Sarah Darley 3rd team in the Junior Class.

Leg 1 runners off to find the first control

Leg 1 runners off to find the first control