Members Club Night
Club Nights are back in 2018 during school terms two and three. All AOC club members are welcome. There is no cost for these sessions.
Our training opportunities are a valuable part of being a member so if you know of someone who may want to attend, encourage them to join the club. For a junior, the annual sub is only $20 and they will likely save that on reduced entry fees at events alone.
Thursday Evenings from 6-8pm
Most club nights are held at Auckland Normal Intermediate (ANI) School Hall, Poronui St, Mt Eden
Some club nights are held at the old gym at Mount Albert Grammar School (MAGS), which is behind the swimming pool complex.
Club nights will incorporate a variety of activities, including both physical and map related training. Although ideal for juniors and families, club nights can benefit all members and our aim is to keep them fun for everyone, with some social time as well so you can get to know other club members. There will also be some IT sessions (for example, using Routegadget, Quickroute, Purple Pen) and potentially some sports related talks or practical sessions. Let us know if you have an idea for a session or topic you would like us to organise, or if you can offer a talk or activity that you think would be of interest to other orienteers.
This year we will aim to have a fitness training session at the start of each club night from 6pm for 30-45 mins. This will typically be intervals or drills, but could also include longer pack runs or hill reps on Mt Eden, or inside fitness sessions if outside is too wet. Remember to bring your running shoes and a headlamp.
If you can't make it by 6pm, feel free to come along a bit later, and you can leave whenever you need to.
What to Bring
This is orienteering training, so bring your usual orienteering gear. It's also night time, and winter, so bring wet weather gear (a change and a towel if it's wet), and light-source for outdoor activities.
- SI card if you have one
- Running shoes
- Change of clothes/towel on wet nights
- Headlamp or torch
Term 3 - 2018
|02 Aug||ANI - Epsom||Easy Intervals||JWOC experiences||Meghan Drew presents her experience of JWOC and maps from her trip. Also a session with Routegadget available for members to get their courses on to from recent events|
|09 Aug||ANI - Epsom||Intervals||Compass and distance||A selection of exercises to practice running on compass and help with distance estimation.|
|16 Aug||ANI - Epsom||Intervals||WUOC & Europe||Jonty Oram will talk about his WUOC races and other orienteering events in Europe, with maps and photos.|
|23 Aug||MAGS old gym||Warm up jog||Circuits||At MAGS this week!|
|30 Aug||ANI - Epsom||Intervals||Course setting||Come along and learn the basics (or more advanced) aspects of courses setting, and get to know the software the club uses to plan events. Make a course and then run it yourself or swap with others.|
|06 Sep||ANI - Epsom||Warm-up run||Indoor sprints||Fun indoor races. Test your speed and punching technique!|
|13 Sep||ANI - Epsom||Intervals||Compass and starts||Exercises to practice your compass work and your sprint starts|
|20 Sep||ANI - Epsom||Warm-up run||Micr-O||Last club night for the year, a Micr-O sprint and social, bring a plate to share|
Term 2 - 2018
|10 May||ANI - Epsom||Easy Intervals||Rogaine planning||A look at Rogaine techniques and planning practice ahead of the second Rogaine Series event on Sunday up at Lake Kareta.|
|17 May||ANI - Epsom||Line courses||Compass and map reading||A range of exercises focusing on improving compass work and map reading detail around the control circle|
|24 May||ANI - Epsom||Warm up run||Indoor Sprints||Fast and furious fun indoor courses.|
|31 May||ANI - Epsom||Intervals||QB2018 maps and courses||Looking at the 2 maps that will be used for Queens Birthday races this coming weekend: terrain analysis, map reading, route choices. Also some work on understanding map and control description symbols.|
|07 Jun||MAGS - Mt Albert||Recovery run||O-Circuit||Combination of technical and physical circuits in the old MAGS gym|
|14 Jun||ANI - Epsom||Drills||Sprint focus||Indoor and outdoor exercises to streamline your sprint orienteering; punching grid|
|21 Jun||ANI - Epsom||CLUB NIGHT CANCELLED
School hall double booked :(
|28 Jun||ANI - Epsom||Warm up||Distance, compass||Some technical work on estimating distance and compass use, followed by end of term social.
Bring a plate of nibbles to share.
|05 Jul||NO CLUB NIGHT|
Term 3 - 2017
|03 Aug||ANI - Epsom||O-Circuit||O-Circuit training is a series of technical and physical exercises performed one after the other,
like circuit training at the gym
|10 Aug||ANI - Epsom||Courses||Route choice and course planning exercises. Including introduction to Purple Pen course setting software.|
|17 Aug||ANI - Epsom||Special Event||All Welcome
Talks from athletes recently returned from Europe who ran races at WOC, JWOC, O-Ringen and other carnivals.
Hear from Jonty Oram, Tommy Hayes and Imogene Scott about their recent campaigns.
There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion along with lots of interesting maps to look at.
|24 Aug||ANI - Epsom||Night Sprints||Multiple short night sprints - bring a headlamp.
The control points will be reflective, so you should see them if you are looking the right direction :)
|31 Aug||ANI - Epsom||Event analysis
and route choice
|Baffler run warm up (bring headlamp), followed by coaching and event analysis.
Bring your maps from the recent coaching day, AOS events and AKSS relay for some feedback and discussion.
|7 Sep||ANI - Epsom||Course setting||Star Relay warm up (bring headlamp).
Course setting theory and practice.
|14 Sep||ANI - Epsom||Training planning||Imogene Scott will go over training programs and preparing for optimal performance at big and/or target events like trials.
Running exercises outside to warm up, bring your headlamps.
|21 Sep||ACG - Parnell||Indoor O||Last club night for the year. Come and enjoy some indoor sprint courses and end-of-term social (the following week lots of people will be in Australia, including all the club night organisers!)|
Term 2 - 2017
|11 May||ANI - Epsom||Junior Trip Presentation||The returning teams from Baradene and Mount Albert will share memories and answer questions about their trip and racing in Italy|
|18 May||ANI - Epsom||Indoor Sprint||Some outdoor warmups and a tricky indoor sprint.|
|25 May||ANI - Epsom||Indoor technical training||Indoor technical training exercises and a Punching grid in the dark|
|01 Jun||ANI - Epsom||Movement / Running form session||Claire Akin-Smith will will lead a session aimed at getting participants to think more about the way they move/run,
how to improve their running technique and prevent injury.
|08 Jun||ACG - Parnell||Indoor relays||A range of indoor relay and technical activities/exercises.|
|15 Jun||ANI - Epsom||Indoor Sprint||Indoor sprints and a head to head race at the end|
|22 Jun||ANI - Epsom||Fitness session||Intervals / Wyder exercises / baffler run - you'll have to come along to find out what these are...|
|29 Jun||ACG - Parnell||Indoor O||New map of the ACG school hall - fun indoor O courses|
|06 Jul||ANI - Epsom||Fun night / Social||End of term fun. Don't miss it.|