South East Lancashire Orienteering Club

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Training

The clubs premier weekly event for meeting friends, having fun and learning about orienteering is our Bolton Club Night Mondays 6.30pm to 8.00pm at Eagley Junior School, Bromley Cross, Bolton BL7 9AT.

This club night uses the venue stated above throughout the winter but then in the summer we try to get 'out and about' in local parks. The Bolton Club Night will be found in parks across the north of Greater Manchester from Easter till October.

We also have several ad hoc Saturday morning training sessions throughout the year in conjunction with our neighbouring club Pendle Forest Orienteers

Bolton Club Night - Mondays 6.30pm to 8pm

The club meets on a weekly basis in Bolton to develop orienteering technique and fitness. These sessions are open to anyone to join us and we typically have people of all ages attending from children through to those who are retired. We practice compass work, route choice, pacing and making 100% certain knowledge of map and control symbols, aiming to improve our technique and ensure it is second nature on race day. The cost of the sessions are £2 adults and £1 children.

For more detailed information on where we can be found each week see the News or Calendar sections of this website or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Why is training important?

Excellence in sport is only going to come about through training and technique rehearsal and this must definitely be the case for orienteering. Club night is not just aimed at newcomers to orienteering but all club membersIt is always frustrating to make errors in races and this is what we are all wishing to avoid. However, achieving a successful orienteering race requires good fitness so you can move as fast as possible while maintaining concentration on the map.  Practicing compass work, route choice, pacing and making 100% certain knowledge of map and control symbols is essential if the techniques are going to be second nature on race day. So why not consider giving it a go when the sessions are close enough at hand to make it work for you?

Treat yourself - why not come along to a SELOC Club Night this week!

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