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As temperatures rise during the summer, it is necessary to assess the impact of heat on military orienteering activities in line with JSP 375.
Orienteering is an individual activity, racing the clock, not other people. Participants range in age from 18 – 60+. Different length courses are provided at every event and individuals select a course for different personal reasons, some (45 year olds) racing around hard in c 60 minutes, some (young and old) taking a much more leisurely approach to the navigational challenge over 2+ hrs. Most courses lie within forested areas, although open areas in the full sun will be encountered.
Those competing hard will be voluntarily exercising at a Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) of 8,...Read more...
The warning order for the delayed Army Inter Unit Team Championships on 13/14 October 2021 has been issued - see Calendar.
Entries are open online at https://racesignup.co.uk/site/event.php?eventid=2012.
Coaching Opportunities for your team. Sessions will be provided at the following Summer Series events: 18 Aug – Ash South, 09 Sep Hogmoor. These sessions are aimed at Lg Orange or Lt Green competitors and will: start at 11:00, finish around 15:00, include an MLS run on one of these courses and include a de-brief and action planning with a coach. The session will be led by the coaching team from the AOA Centre of Excellence at Longmoor. Units wishing to take advantage of this coaching are to book places, at 50p per student, when signing up as part of the RaceSignup process. The Coaches look forward to helping upskill your team.
On Wed 7 July at the Bulford Ridge MLS Prizegiving event, the AOA President, Col Ed Heal, was delighted to be able to publicly thank Chris Huthwaite for his years of excellent service to the Army Orienteering Association, particularly for the last 7 years as the AOA Chairman. His diplomatic engagement with Army HQ was integral to the resumption (twice!) of military orienteering after the COVID Lockdowns. Attached is the presentation of thanks.