Navigation for runners

Are you a fell runner who doesn’t know how to use their map and compass in their FRA kit? Do you want to gain confidence in exploring new running routes? WildWays can provide you with all the tips and tricks to help you stay ahead of the pack.

Navigation for Runners

Are you a runner who is:

  • Looking to create new routes but doesn’t know where to start?
  • Always getting lost?
  • Lacking in confidence about running a new route?
  • Stepping up to distances where races are on unmarked courses?
  • A fell runner and wants to know how to use the map and compass in their FRA kit?

If you’re any of the above, I’ll teach you the necessary navigation skills and give you the confidence you’ll need whilst you’re on the move.

Gemma Scougal (Clowne Road Runners) at the end of Crowden Fell Race - muddy but fun.

How to join?

Navigation days are based in the South Yorkshire region and Peak District. There are two ways you can get some nav skills under your belt:

  • Hire me for your running group and the session will be based around your local area and running HQ (where appropriate).
  • Check out the Upcoming Events page for “Navigation for runners” where anyone with any ability can join in the session which will be based around Hathersage, Peak District.

The course will consist of a mixture of classed-based exercises where you get familiar with maps followed by walks where you put your new skills into practise. We’ll finish the day by putting all your new skills into practise with a mini orienteering race.

WildWays will supply maps and compasses on the day but feel free to bring your own if you have them.

Get in touch for more information or to book.

To book with an open group: check out the Upcoming Events for “Navigation skills re-fresher”.  Price: £32 each

Private booking with your run club/ group: contact me to enquire about hiring me for the day. Prices: £100 for a full day or £12.50 each up (max. 10 people).

Kit List Essentials

  • Comfortable shoes

  • Comfortable clothing (I would not recommend jeans or cotton-based t-shirts)

  • Lunch, snacks, and liquids (preferably water)

  • Spare warm layer

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Personal first aid kit including any medication that you require

  • Rucksack (25-35 litre capacity)

  • Cash (car parking, ice cream etc.)

  • Good sense of humour!

Kit List Extras (depending on season and weather)

  • Waterproof trousers

  • Flask

  • Warm hat, gloves, buff/scarf

  • Dry bags or plastic bags to keep things dry in your rucksack if it doesn’t have it’s own cover.

  • Sun cream with a high SPF

  • Sun hat/sunglasses