All sessions start at 19:00 [7pm]
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Learn to navigate in the comfort of your own home with Sean Bolland, Elite OMM Winner and MR Navigation Coach.
£30 | Based at your Home | Delivered through ZOOM | All about Mountain Marathon Navigation | Delivered by professional coaches who are Elite MM Winners | Designed and delivered by 'The Nav Guy'
Any runner who wants to develop their Mountain and Mountain Marathon navigation skill set.
On the course, Sean will deliver, tried and tested methods of mountain marathon navigation gearing it specifically to mountain marathon navigation and decision making.
If you are looking to take the edge on your competition, then taking 2 hours to listen and learn from Sean will be an invaluable experience.
We will discuss common mistakes that people often repeat and how to utilise navigation apps to supplement learning.
From a running perspective, understanding the relevant differences between the three main maps scales, 1:25, 1:50 and 1:40, and how to be comfortable using all three scales.
Tips and recommendations on kit set up (map and compass) that will enhance navigation accuracy and speed up the learning process.
We’ll go over basic skills such as:
We’ll then go into route choice and distance estimation.
This is followed by discussion on more advanced navigation techniques including:
• Catching features
• Aiming off
• Attack points
• Break the leg down into sections
• Micro navigation
• Rough navigation
The class then moves to discussing putting the above into number of real life route planning exercise including legs of previous OMM events.
Finish off with putting the above into practice. For those who don’t live near mountains, using orienteering maps and events can be great for regular practice.
For those using the session for competition such the OMM discuss techniques such as moving through control points, utilizing quad bike tracks, understanding your partner.
Sean has over 30 years mountain running experience. Growing up, Sean was involved in British Orienteering which helped develop his navigation skills.
As an accomplished fell runner, Sean has placed well in British and English Fell Championships. With his interest and success in fell running and navigation, an obvious next step was to compete in mountain marathons. Sean is a previous OMM Elite class winner.
As a cyclist, particularly mountain biking, Sean has competed in numerous Polaris Mountain Bike Challenges (now The OMM Bike), even winning a few!
As well as a running guide, Sean delivers navigation coaching to runners and hikers alike.
Sean in the Buttermere/Sailbeck Fell Race
Don’t let your big mountain dreams turn into a Mountain Rescue nightmare: if your sights are set on higher summits, bigger adventures or tougher mountain races this year, then this practical one-day course is the place to start.
Learn to navigate, and the mountains of the world will be your playground. Our one-day navigation course is designed specifically for runners, by runners, covering all the essentials of sound navigation on the move.
If you’re training for a long ultra, or if you just want extra peace of mind before you head into the hills for a long day out, sound night-navigation skills are a must.