Setting orienteering courses

There are 3 common types of courses that you will find useful when setting your first full course. The ‘cross country’ course is where the pupils follow a set course in numerical order. The second is a ‘score’ course where they have to find a number of controls within a set time. The advantage of this course at school is that they can all start at the same time. Finally, there is a ‘relay’ course where teams of 3 or 4 compete against each other. The first runners start and when they get back they hand over to the second runner and so on. Each of the relay loops may be slightly different courses.
More detail on these courses can be found on the main DFOK website under ‘Beginners’.

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Here is an example of a ‘cross country’ course on a local school map that has very few buildings

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