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Technical Series - Navigation

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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 and compass by a qualified International Mountain Leader and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Assessor. The first part of the morning is based at the Musette Cafe, based in the quintessentially English village of Aldbury. Once you've learnt some of the basics in a classroom environment (which serves the best coffee!) we move onto the trails before you get a chance to test your knowledge on a short orienteering route.

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, running is optional.

How to enter the Technical Series - Navigation

  1. 10K

    Run 10km
    £25
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Technical Series - Navigation route

The workshop is open to all abilities, runners and walkers alike.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Instruction on navigation by qualified instructor
  • Orienteering route
  • Bag storage
  • Inspiring trails!
Raceday Logistics

The event will start at 9:00 a.m. and finish at around midday

Kit List
CLOTHES:
Wicking top and shorts or leggings
Socks (eg: Injinji)
Trail running shoes (sufficient tread)


WEATHER DEPENDENT ITEMS:
Lightweight waterproof jacket
Sun hat / cap
Warm hat and gloves


ACCESSORIES:
Fully Charged Mobile Phone including the numbers for the Lead Runners, Event Director as well as appropriate emergency services (charge before use and make sure it's in a waterproof case or bag)
Lightweight, comfortable running pack (max 12 litres)
Water Bottles / Bladder
Snacks to sustain you for the planned route
Waterproof bags / dry bags to keep stuff dry
Whistle (normally found attached to your bag)
Personal first aid kit (eg: blister packs, sunscreen, inhaler etc)

Please note: we will not be checking your kit on the day, but we highly recommend you bring these items for your safety.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the workshop start?
The Navigation workshop starts at 9am and is expected it to finish around midday.
What do I need to bring to the Navigation workshop?
Trail running shoes and clothing is recommended. A full kit list is available here: https://www.runthewild.co.uk/customer-information/required-kit
Can I travel to the start of the class on public transport?
Yes, Tring Station is only a short walk from the start of the workshop and connects directly with London.

Technical Series - Navigation weather forecast

Light rain until evening.

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Run The Wild
Since 2013, Run the Wild has been dedicated to delivering incredible trail running adventures in the UK and European Alps. Trail running is the ultimate pursuit of freedom, of feeling alive and it's something we are really passionate about! There’s nothing that compares to the feeling of running along mountain paths and for a moment leaving behind your busy life. Start YOUR amazing journey with Run the Wild! The company was founded to bring this experience of running trails in the wild; free of the usual race and logistical burdens, to you. We love exploring places, not just running races. We love meeting people and having an adventure together. We like races too, but this is where our heart really lies and if we can help you have more fun running trails; whether to see the sun rise over Mt Blanc as you climb up over a mountain pass, or indeed to check out a future race route then we will be happy! Join us running off into the unknown, the path flowing underneath your feet, snow capped mountains glinting in the sun, clouds melting away in the valleys far below. Setting your heart and mind free... Exploring places... not running races. This is what it feels like to be alive! “The mountains are calling and I must go.” John Muir, Meet the team.

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