MTK or Multi Technique

DescriptionMTK
It is a course, which links different training exercises.

Alternative
They are endless

Comment
This sort of training is more suitable for advanced orienteers

Contributor
Nathalie Rauturier (MTK Tracé par Antoine Stéphany)

 

Labyrinth

DescriptionLabyrinth'O chp garnier.Labyrinth'O
It is an exercise similar to the corridor one. The purpose is to complete the course without ever passing through the white zones. 
You need to be accurate with your compass and to keep contact with the map nearly all the time.

Alternative
You can have wider zones or smaller

Comment 
This exercice is for expert orienteers!

Contributor
Antoine Stéphany et Nathalie Rauturier

Battleship

DescriptionBATAILLE NAVALE 1.bataille naavle 3

In each box, a control is indicated. You have to find the squares, where the control is “there” and in the right place. All the squares whith real controls form “boats”. In this example, people had to find a boat of 4 (cruiser), 2 boats of 3 (submarine), a boat of 2 (torpedo boat), with only one rule “the boats can touch each other only by a corner”.
If you find a control in A1 and B1, then you know that there is no control in A2 and B2.

The target of this exercise is to do precise map reading, in a playful way

Alternative
You can use other rules for the boats, change the number of boats to find …

Comment
Not suitable for beginners, for whom the concept of real or missing is complicated. It requires confidence.
Beware, also, Battleship is not a game known by the new generations

Contributor
Nathalie Rauturier

Long-short / Long-Long

Long-courtDescription

Plan a course with long legs. Between each long leg, it is possible to place a succession of controls very close together. The aim of the exercise is to anticipate the rest of the course during the long legs for navigate quickly and without stopping during the shorter legs. It is important to make sure that you offer different choices on the long leg during the planning.

Alternative

  • Plan only long legs
  • Time the training to compare the route choices

Comment

Contributeur
Benoit Rauturier

Cones

Parcours avec des cônesDescription
A cone is cut out along the red line between two controls. The exercise targets the use of the compass out of the control. Depending on the leg, the runner may have to use accurate as well as rough compass bearing. The technical level will vary depending on the terrain.

Alternative

  • time to add physical commitment

Comment

Contributor
Benoit Rauturier