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    Orienteering courses

    New to fell running & wanting to enter a half marathon in northumbria in january , need to learn to read a map & compass skills.
    Can anyone recommend a training course in the Leeds area .
    thanks simon.

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    http://www.altadv.co.uk/ These run navigation courses. You can learn a lot from the OS website (map reading made easy), but the best thing to do is have a go at orienteering. There are plenty of events and for more flexibility, lots of permanent courses around. https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/goorienteering
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    The club local to leeds is AIREienteers. Have a Google, they may have some introductory/come and try it style events which will be quite accessible and with coaches/club members to offer some pointers.

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    That's what I did with my local club - MDOC. They were very friendly and helpful.
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    AIREinteers have a permanently marked course on Ilkley Moor plus other venues Good fun if you want to practise with map and compass

    https://www.aire.org.uk/permanent-courses


    I think ‘socks’ on here is a member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derby Tup View Post
    AIREinteers have a permanently marked course on Ilkley Moor plus other venues Good fun if you want to practise with map and compass

    https://www.aire.org.uk/permanent-courses


    I think ‘socks’ on here is a member
    Socks is a lapsed member of Aire these days but happy to go out on Ilkley Moor with a map and compass

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    Thanks guys for your advise , i think i will give the Aireienteers they look very close to me .

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    Good luck Simon and let us know how you get on please

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    Quote Originally Posted by ali g View Post
    New to fell running & wanting to enter a half marathon in northumbria in january , need to learn to read a map & compass skills.
    Can anyone recommend a training course in the Leeds area .
    thanks simon.
    Is it the High Fells of Hedgehope? If so, whilst you absolutely need enough map & compass skills to get down off the hill safely if something goes wrong, you don’t need to navigate for the race itself: it’s well flagged and you’ll be in a crocodile most of the way.

    Not saying don’t get the skills - always get the skills! - just don’t worry that you’re going to need to do fine nav in featureless terrain if that’s the race, because you don’t.

    Great day out 👍🏻
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    Tynedale Harriers & AC

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