On the 28th of Feb we had a training session at Wits University. Nicholas planned 3 fun exercises.
The first used a campus map with a course of 8 controls. We had to look at an individual leg for 10 seconds, then draw from memory what we thought was important on blank paper about 20 meters away. It tested our memory skills as well as the ability to recognize the important information off the map. Then to we had to run the course using our self-drawn map! Lots of fun for those who could decipher their scribbles.
Next was a map memory exercise in pairs. 1 person leads for a leg, the other follows with the map and memorises the next leg, passing the map to other person at each control.
The last exercise was Micro-O control picking around the Wits Club. Nic created a continual loop around the buildings with 14 controls. This meant that 4 people could start at a time at a line cross-over. The exercise was good speed work and quick map reading training.Thanks to Nicholas and Alex for a great session and to Michelle for helping out. It was also good to have Cindy, Brian, Derek and Christie training with us.