Workshop - Navigation Essentials

Tring, Hertfordshire

HP23 5RS Station Road, Tring, United Kingdom

Sun 24th October 2021

1 race

£35.00

Organiser's Description

Ever got fed up with doing extra distance in a race because you took the wrong turn?! Always just following the people ahead of you? Or maybe you just want to get to grips with map reading. In this series we will be teaching you navigation methods as well as practical tips of how to stay on the right path in wild areas of the UK and Europe as well as understanding how this can practically relate to trail running. We all hear far too often of people getting lost in the hills either in races or just indeed on leisurely hikes. Even a GPS has limited capacity in route finding but with the right knowledge you can be the ultimate GPS!

On this morning workshop you will be taught the essentials of navigating with a map by a qualified International Mountain Leader and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Assessor. The first part of the morning is based near Musette Cafe, in the quintessentially English village of Aldbury. Once you've learnt some of the basics we move onto the trails before you get a chance to test your knowledge on the trails. (Please note this workshop is based entirely outdoors due to COVID rules).

Races

  • 5k
    £35.00

Book

  • 5k
    £35.00

What's Included

Instruction on navigation by qualified instructor
Theory and practical instruction
Bag storage
Inspiring trails!

Parking

The event will start at 9am, at the Musette's, Aldbury which has free parking and is walking distance from Tring Station with direct train connections to London Euston. The event will finish around midday (full details in your booking pack).

Location

The event is easily accessible, just 40 minutes North West of London by rail or road and there is free on-site parking for all runners. All abilities are catered for at this event and although the workshop is aimed at runners, we will be walking the routes.

Course Details

On this morning workshop you will be taught the essentials of navigating with a map by a qualified International Mountain Leader and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Assessor. The first part of the morning is based near Musette Cafe, in the quintessentially English village of Aldbury. Once you've learnt some of the basics we move onto the trails before you get a chance to test your knowledge on the trails. (Please note this workshop is based entirely outdoors due to COVID rules).

Uk Custom Kit List

COVID-19 SAFETY:
Face covering (e.g. mask or buff)
Hand sanitiser

CLOTHES:
Wicking top and shorts / leggings
Socks
Trail running shoes (sufficient tread)

ACCESSORIES:
Fully Charged Mobile Phone including the number of your Run Leader and Event Director (charge before use and make sure it's in a waterproof case or bag)
Whistle (normally found attached to your bag)
Personal first aid kit (eg: blister packs, sunscreen, inhaler etc)
Water bottles or bladder (if distance or weather requires it)
Snacks (if distance requires it)
Lightweight, comfortable running pack, max 12 litres (if distance requires it)

WEATHER DEPENDENT ITEMS:
Lightweight waterproof jacket
Sun hat / cap
Warm hat and gloves
Waterproof bags / dry bags
Please note: we will not be checking your kit on the day, unless there is adverse weather conditions. We highly recommend you bring these items for your safety.

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Location

Tring, Hertfordshire

24 Oct 2021

£35.00