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Navigation for Runners
Sat 1 April 2017, 09:30 – 16:30 BST
It is our aim to share the joy of moving around in the outdoors and being able to navigate accurately and practically enough to get to where you need to be, without making it too complicated.
Ever been on a run and not quite known where you are or even where you are headed? If so, no-mad running can offer you the basic skills of navigation in this 1 day course which will cover:
* Types of maps, scales, different Norths, grid references and describing where we are.
* Distances, directions and how to get back to a known point.
* Altitude, handrails, attack points and aiming off as ways to make navigating easier.
* Use of a compass to take and run on a bearing
* Practical session outdoors to apply your new skills!
We aim to mix the classroom with the outdoors, the venue gives us the opportunity to look at various navigation features.
Who is it for?
Any runners wanting to know about navigation, particularly focussing on events such as fell races, mountain marathons, orienteering and any other events that require land navigation skills. To get the most out of this course, you should have a sense of adventure and be happy moving for about 5km outdoors.
Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Required equipment: Outdoor clothing including waterproofs, packed lunch.
We will loan OS maps and Silva compasses for the course, however, we are able to sell Silva Expedition 4 compasses (RRP £30) at a reduced cost to those attending the course. See ticket options.
Provided: Tea/coffee and biscuits throughout the day