Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

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Navigation Skills Course - 19th May 2018 - COURSE FULL


The next one day Navigation Skills course will be held on Saturday 19th May 2018. Phil Cheek (Fell Section) supported by other members of the fell section will lead the course for club members 18 & over. There are 12 places available on the course and these will be allocated on a 'first-come-first-served' basis (confirmed when payment is received). Once filled we will operate a waiting list in case places become available.

The course is aimed at beginners using a successful format from previous courses.

The aim is to take runners who have little or no knowledge of map & compass to the point where they can begin to navigate themselves around the local terrain.

You`ll need to be equipped for a run on the fells & with good warm dry kit in case we end up standing around or moving slowly in bad weather.

Bring a compass (take advice if you need to about what to buy), maps will be provided. Bring a packed lunch (tea/coffee & cakes will be provided).

The morning session will be a mix of "classroom" followed by exercises in the local fields. After lunch you will set out in pairs to tackle a 'mini mountain marathon course' shadowed & advised by an experienced fell runner. The afternoon session will take ~2hrs and you will be required to wear suitable clothing for the remote terrain and weather conditions.

Date: Saturday 19th May 2018

Location: Common Barn Farm (Smith Lane, Rainow SK10 5XJ)

Registration 9.45-10.00

Aim to finish by 16.00

Cost: £12.00 (payable by BACS to secure your place) to cover room hire, maps, tea/coffee and cake (please bring own packed lunch)

The course is limited to a maximum of 12 participants (pre-booked on a first-come-first-served basis) - if it is over-subscribed there will be a waiting list.

To book a place on this course please contact Neil Gunn (who is supporting Phil) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and email address so payment can be arranged.

Phil Cheek
Organiser of Club Fell Handicap