The ‘Gothenburg’ training camp is designed as a ‘self-help’tour. Athletes attending will be expected to plan their own training. They will also be expected to be generally well organised, capable of preparing their own meals and self sufficient whilst being supervised by an experienced coach.
The camp will run from xx August 2013
Generic information about Gothenburg
Introduction and background
The ‘Gothenburg’ tour is unique in that its purpose is to teach those about to leave the ranks of junior orienteers, ie M/W20’s, how to plan and undertake their own training within a Scandinavian environment.
Such a tour was conceived specifically as a ‘self-help’ tour led by a Senior Coach experienced in training in Scandinavian terrain and familiar with a specific location or orienteering club.
This style of tour was initially suggested and led by Mark Saunders in 2012.
Because of his knowledge and experience of orienteering in the Gothenburg area the camp that year was based in that city.
The location of future camps will therefore be decided by the Coach who is leading the tour, their experience and contacts.
Accommodation is dependent upon the location but is likely to be in an Orienteering Club hut.
It is therefore likely that sleeping will be on a floor but that showers and toilets will be close by.
All food will be bought and prepared by the attendees and therefore athletes will be expected to assist with chores during the camp.
It is anticipated that every effort will be made to make use of public transport throughout the course of the camp.
The camp is aimed at M/W20’s, and if room permits some M/W18’s.
It is likely that the camp will take place in August and recognising that the athletes may wish to return home at various times, for example for ‘A’ level results, attendance at the camp will be flexible allowing athletes to join and leave the camp at various times other than the planned start and finish.
Selection policy for attendance at the Gothenburg Training camp.
Download the selection policy as a PDF
Date; The camp will run from xxxxxxxxxx August 2013
The Camp is predominantly for M/W20’s born in 1994 and top M/W18’s born in 1995.
The camp will be for a maximum of 20 athletes
Athletes wishing to be selected will have achieved the standards set out below in the following races;
Midland Championships 2013 (3rd Feb)
JK Day 2 2013 (30th March)
JK Day 3 2013 (31st March)
LOC Level B event at Graythwaite (14th April)
British Middle Distance Champs 2013 (21st April)
British Long Distance Champs 2013 (4th May)
Standard for selection
Athletes wishing to be selected will have achieved 125% or less of the winner’s time as averaged over three of the above races.
If there are more than the maximum number for the camp who have achieved the required standard then those with the lowest averages will be selected.
The selector may choose not to fill all available places if there are insufficient qualified athletes.
The tour selectors
The tour athletes will be selected by Susan Marsden (Chair), Pauline Olivant and Sue Roome.
Illness or Injury
All cases of illness or injury which may affect an athlete’s ability to compete in one of the above selection races should be notified in writing to the athlete’s Regional Squad coordinator prior to the running of that race, clearly explaining the reasons for their failure to compete. The Regional Squad coordinator will make the Selector aware of such notifications prior to the race.