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Weekly Training Schedule:

Training: Wednesday 2-4.30pm (approx)

Before main Wednesday training during term, an email will be sent out with the details.

Next Training

Taster Session: 3rd October 14:30

Everyone is welcome to try our taster session. We’ll meet outside the Calman Learning Centre on the Science Site and walk up to Houghfall Woods. Bring comfortable shoes and running gear and we’ll provide any other equipment.

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First Training Session: 6th October 14:00

Our first training session will be on the 6th October at 14:00 outside Van Mildert. More details will be released shortly.

How We Train

Training at DUOC falls into a few sections. Our technical / navigational training takes place once a week and is led by exec members and more experienced orienteers. We mainly use areas such as Houghall Woods (behind the Science Site), the hill colleges and the new map of central Durham, but we also aim to travel further afield to get experience of different terrains. We make use of training put on by local clubs, NN and CLOK. This training aims to develop and practice key skills, as well as challenging more experienced runners. A warm-up is followed by a few inventive and fun courses focusing on key techniques. Feedback is very important, and we tailor training sessions to the needs of the club members.

Some of our members are also regular parkrunners (Durham parkrun starts at Maiden Castle) if that’s more your thing!!

Physical training normally takes place individually, or in small, informal groups. Many orienteers make use of the training provided by DUAXC, and we occasionally run hill-rep sessions. Physical ability varies considerably within the club, but you can always find someone to run with!

All our members are welcome to make use of Team Durham’s performance programme, by attending the weekly Strength and Conditioning sessions.