Further articles on skills

The structured material on Better Orienteering has been designed to get you from a beginner or improver to a higher level of orienteering skills in manageable steps. There is of course much more that can be said and much more to learn and build into your orienteering skills base.

This section includes articles on a range of orienteering skills and strategies to help you keep developing. I hope that this section will keep growing with other contributions being offered.

Articles at On The Red Line

Preparing for a single race. Alasdair McLeod

Discusses the preparation process before you get to race day

https://www.ontheredline.org.uk/articles/preparing-single-race

Let’s Start Well. Alasdair McLeod

Looking at race day routine

https://www.ontheredline.org.uk/articles/lets-start

A Process Model of orienteering developed by Kris Jones

In this article Kris Jones discusses the analysis of orienteering navigation that led to a Process model of orienteering that has been incorporated into Better Orienteering. This discussion will be of most interest to orienteers wanting to develop their ideas further on orienteering analysis and coaching. This version of the article is published here in 2019.

World of O articles on Thierry Guergiou’s orienteering technique

These articles are also linked to in the Beyond Advanced section

http://news.worldofo.com/2007/11/27/gueorgious-story-part-i/

http://news.worldofo.com/2007/12/10/gueorgious-story-part-ii/

Scientific Journal of Orienteering

The back catalogue of the journal is available on the IOF website. It covers every aspect of the sport. There are scholarly articles on skills and navigation. Unfortunately it has been published less regularly in recent years.

https://orienteering.sport/iof/communication/publications/scientific-journal-of-orienteering/