Members Club Night

Auckland Orienteering Club are now hosting Winter Club Nights during school terms two and three.

All club members are welcome.  There is no cost for these sessions.

Our training opportunities are a valuable part of being a member so if you know of someone who may want to attend, encourage them to join the club. For a junior, the annual sub is only $20 and they will likely save that on reduced entry fees at events alone.


Thursday Evenings from 6-8pm


Auckland Normal Intermediate (ANI) School Hall, Poronui St, Mt Eden

or sometimes at

ACG School Hall, 2 Titoki Street, Parnell.


We plan to hold a variety of activities, both physical and map related, mainly aimed at juniors and families but of benefit and fun for all, and with some social time as well. We also aim to include some IT sessions (for example, using Routegadget) and sports related talks or practical sessions (for example, nutrition, fitness/movement advice, yoga). Please get in touch if you have an idea for a session or topic you would like us to organise or if you can offer a talk or activity that you think would be of interest to other orienteers. Contact: Lyn Stanton

Remember to bring your running shoes and a headlamp. Most nights will include an outdoor exercise.

Feel free to come along a bit later if you can't make it by 6pm.

Term 3 - 2017

Date Location Focus Description
03 Aug ANI - Epsom O-Circuit O-Circuit training is a series of technical and physical exercises performed one after the other,
like circuit training at the gym
10 Aug ANI - Epsom Courses Route choice and course planning exercises.  Including introduction to Purple Pen course setting software.
17 Aug ANI - Epsom Special Event All Welcome
Talks from athletes recently returned from Europe who ran races at WOC, JWOC, O-Ringen and other carnivals.
Hear from Jonty Oram, Tommy Hayes and Imogene Scott about their recent campaigns. 
There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion along with lots of interesting maps to look at. 
24 Aug ANI - Epsom Night Sprints Multiple short night sprints - bring a headlamp.
The control points will be reflective, so you should see them if you are looking the right direction :)
31 Aug ANI - Epsom Event analysis
and route choice
Baffler run warm up (bring headlamp), followed by coaching and event analysis.
Bring your maps from the recent coaching day, AOS events and AKSS relay for some feedback and discussion.
7 Sep ANI - Epsom Course setting Star Relay warm up (bring headlamp).
Course setting theory and practice. 
14 Sep ANI - Epsom Training planning Imogene Scott will go over training programs and preparing for optimal performance at big and/or target events like trials.
Running exercises outside to warm up, bring your headlamps.
21 Sep ACG - Parnell Indoor O Last club night for the year. Come and enjoy some indoor sprint courses and end-of-term social (the following week lots of people will be in Australia, including all the club night organisers!)


Term 2 - 2017

Date Location Focus Description
11 May ANI - Epsom Junior Trip Presentation The returning teams from Baradene and Mount Albert will share memories and answer questions about their trip and racing in Italy
18 May ANI - Epsom Indoor Sprint Some outdoor warmups and a tricky indoor sprint.
25 May ANI - Epsom Indoor technical training Indoor technical training exercises and a Punching grid in the dark
01 Jun ANI - Epsom Movement / Running form session Claire Akin-Smith will will lead a session aimed at getting participants to think more about the way they move/run,
how to improve their running technique and prevent injury.
08 Jun ACG - Parnell Indoor relays A range of indoor relay and technical activities/exercises.
15 Jun ANI - Epsom Indoor Sprint Indoor sprints and a head to head race at the end
22 Jun ANI - Epsom Fitness session Intervals / Wyder exercises / baffler run - you'll have to come along to find out what these are...
29 Jun ACG - Parnell Indoor O New map of the ACG school hall - fun indoor O courses
06 Jul ANI - Epsom Fun night / Social End of term fun. Don't miss it.