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West Anglian Orienteering Club

TrainingWest CambridgeWed 28 February, 2024

Near: Cambridge
Level of event: Activity
Type of event: Training

Location Info

* Postcodes are not very precise in some areas, so don't rely on them for an exact location.

Training - West Cambridge

Skill: Sprint relay

Olly from CUOC is planning and it is sprint relay practice. So combined practice for the 1th and 4th days of the JK. In the first half of the session you can look forward to lots of gaffles and changes of direction - can you stick to the optimum route? In the second half, "can you spike the control?"

Training Nights Series Info

Training nights run on Wednesday evenings during university terms, except when there is an orienteering league event. The evenings involve a variety of activities aimed at improving fitness while honing orienteering skills. Each week the training is held in a different location in or near Cambridge. We join forces with CUOC, the university club, so during the University terms the training tends to be in Cambridge, and further afield in the summer.

All adults are very welcome, whatever your orienteering skills or fitness there will be courses to suit. The format of each event varies but usually there are multiple different mini courses of differing abilities. Coaches are on hand to explain the basics, everything you want to know about the sport or give tips to help you improve.

Not sure what to bring? You can wear your usual trainers and running kit. Do remember to bring a warm layer for the briefing and we'll have somewhere you can leave a bag while you run.

Older juniors, that have reached orange standard and if accompanied on training exercises by a parent/guardian, are also welcome. Families with younger juniors should look out for the specific junior training options.

You can just turn up on the Wednesday evening but for further information please contact training@waoc.org.uk

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Directions / Parking

Parking available on Clerk Maxwell Road.

Please note start location is not the normal place but west of the Civ Eng building! 

Entry Details

Regular training costs: 1st session free and all sessions free to WAOC and CUOC members.

Registration & Start Times

Starts at 6.30 p.m. We usually finish by 8.00 p.m.

Terrain and map details

Complex urban area.

Important Event Information

Safety and Risk: A risk assessment is carried out by the organiser in advance of each event, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Insurance: Please note that if you have participated in three orienteering events/activities and not joined an orienteering club that is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.

Privacy: 

WAOC process entrant information on the basis of legitimate interest to produce competition results, to provide participation and results information to British Orienteering, and we retain details for a period to meet our insurance requirements.  Published results may include (but not limited to) name, any club affiliation, race times and age group. Read our data protection page for further information about how we look after your personal information.

Welfare and Safeguarding:

We want everyone to feel safe and welcome at our events.  As a club, we support and follow British Orienteering’s safeguarding policies,which can be found via the links below:

We also have our own child welfare policy.  See also our Safeguarding and Welfare page.

Taking Photographs:

In line with the policies of British Orienteering, the organisers of this event request that any person wishing to take photos or videos showing children should register their details with event volunteers before taking any such photos or videos. The event organisers reserve the right to ask people to refrain from taking photos or videos and may, if such warnings are ignored, refer the matter to the police.

Club's use of Images:

We may sometimes publish photographs of event participants in news items or publicity.  At events where we have arranged for photography we will advertise this at the event and in advance in the event details.  

We aim always to obtain the permissions of parent or responsible adult before we publish any picture showing a junior participant as the main focus. Although we cannot guarantee that an event photographer will not take photographs of any given individual, we will do our best to avoid publishing images of individuals who have told us they do not wish to be photographed.

Read our data protection page for further information about our policy on photography and use of images.