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Orienteering Coaching

In March North West Orienteering club (NWOC) in association with University of Ulster Sports Services will be running an exciting new introduction to orienteering, suitable for all ages, fitness levels and abilities (beginners and those who want to improve skills) at the University of Ulster Coleraine – Sports Centre South Building.
  • Thurs 1st March
  • Thurs 8th March
  • Thurs 15 March
  • Thurs 22nd March
  • Thurs 29th March - Street O event
The sessions are held between 6.30 and 8 pm and are run by a qualified orienteering coach. A small charge is made to cover costs of maps and coaching - £10 for the 5 week programme.

Have Fun Get Fit sessions will involve learning how to navigate using simple exercises indoors and outdoors (weather and lighting permitting), they will also involve physical exercises to build your body strength and flexibility. There is no need for special equipment, just come along in comfortable jogging/leisure clothes.

Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport which involves walking or running whilst navigating around a course using a detailed map and sometimes a compass. The aim is to navigate in sequence between a set of control points and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.

Orienteering can take place anywhere from remote forest and countryside to urban parks and school playgrounds. It’s a great sport for runners, joggers and walkers who want to improve their navigation skills or for anyone who loves the outdoors.

For more information contact Mark Hudson, Assistant Regional Development Officer - NI Orienteering
  • ardo@niorienteering.org.uk
  • Mobile: 07540400586

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