The MapRun orienteering app allows you to take part in “Virtual” orienteering courses using the GPS in your smartphone (or watch) at a time convenient for yourself. You run a course using either the map on your phone screen or a paper version, and your phone will beep when you reach the correct location of each control.
As part of our ‘Go Orienteering’ Programme, EckO offer a Temporary Orienteering Course that is available for anyone to use.
The TOC will be in the area that EckO are using for training/coaching and an event for that particular month. The courses (usually 2) will be available for the whole month.
Practising fine compass and pacing was the order of the day for SWAT.
Congratulations to Ruari Cottier who, along with seven other Scottish Juniors, has been selected to attend the Junior Regional Orienteering Squad (JROS) summer camp at Lagganlia for M/W 14s.
Congratulations to EckO members, John and Suse Coon on their latest escapade across the pond in the South West Of Ireland.
“Good effort,” I said.
“Good effort my foot!” came the quick reply “but it's very kind of you to say so. I set off on the sprint without my glasses so couldn't even read the map never mind find the controls!”
You see orienteering is not all about competition but having fun, problem solving and enjoying the moment.
Read on for a very entertaining account of some of their adventures.
Great Britain Junior Orienteering Teams have been announced for Junior World Championships and European Youth Orienteering Championships.
Calling all EckO Juniors…
Hi to all our Orienteers. Looking for a bit of fitness work?
This year the Jan Kellstrom International Orienteering Festival (JK) was held over the Easter weekend in South Wales.
IMPORTANT - Glencoe Lochan Event - THIS SUNDAY (Sunday, 10th April)
As well as being a normal club event, this is also a 'Come and Try' event and is being
organised by the newly formed EckO Lochaber hub with the assistance of EckO.
It is suitable for families, juniors and all beginners and everybody is welcome. For further details click here
Orienteering is a sport that combines map reading and running. Competitors have to find their way between a series of checkpoints, called controls, as quickly as possible. There’s no set route between the controls, so you have to decide which way to go and then find your way there without getting lost.
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