Coaching day Nov 2021

Summerhouse Knott
Summerhouse Knott
Credit: Lakeland Orienteering Club

After a year off during lockdown, the Orienteering Foundation is pleased to announce support for another coaching day in the Lakes on Saturday 20th November 2021, in a similar format to previous ones (Nov 2019 and Nov 2018). We are particularly keen to promote coaching of adult orienteers, who are often under-served, but also welcome groups including juniors. Details of the day are below. Put the date in your diaries, and either sign up as an individual, or think about encouraging your club to attend as a group!

Date – Saturday 20th Nov 2021.

Location – Summerhouse Knott (as used for British Middle distance Championships in June 2021,  routegadget). Parking to be confirmed but may be at Lakeside and wherever it is there will be a charge.

Organisation and planning – Derek Allison

Timing – 10am until 2.30pm when controls will be collected.

The coaching day is open to the following participants:

Facilities – None, please use public toilets prior to arrival. All individual and group participants should bring their own orienteering equipment (compass etc.), lunch /
snacks and drinks. 

First aid and safety – Derek and other coaches are qualified first aiders.  Groups should also ensure they have a qualified first aider.  Derek will do the risk assessment for indivdiual coaching, and also provide a copy for group leaders to adapt to do a risk assessment for their own group.

Registration – Individual participants, and group leaders with provisional numbers of participants, MUST register in advance.  At the latest by Sunday 31st October 2021, but ideally sooner. You cannot just turn up on the day. Please register in advance with Derek Allison, email email hidden; JavaScript is required, telephone 07980 583478.

Payment must be made in advance by Sunday 7th November 2021 at the latest. Payment details will be provided on application.

There will be a limit of 120 individual and group participants, given the limited size of the area, and to preserve a quality coaching experience. First come, first served.

Cancellations – If the coaching day has to be cancelled for whatever reason (e.g. severe weather), those who have booked and paid will be offered refunds, or the option of keeping a place on a rescheduled coaching day. The Orienteering Foundation cannot accept liability for any other costs incurred by participants / groups in the event of cancellation (e.g. accommodation)

Refunds – No refunds will be given, but if a participant has to withdraw, their fee minus £2 admin charge will be refunded if the place is subsequently filled by another paying participant.

Copyright and permissions - The map files provided to group leaders are copyright Lakeland Orienteering Club, and must only be used in conjunction with this coaching day, and deleted afterwards.  Moreover, access to the area is sensitive, and permission is only granted on the coaching day itself - groups and individuals must not attempt to use the area at any other time, without first seeking permission via LOC.

Sunday 21st Nov 2021 – Why not make a weekend of quality orienteering training and competing in the South Lakes? The following day there is a LOC event (Cumbrian Galoppen) at Great Tower. See Lakeland Orienteering Club website here for details.

Last updated: Mon 19 Dec 2022