Channel 4 & Open University collaboration
Authored by one of the world’s most successful athletes, Michael Johnson looks at how sports science has changed immeasurably in the last 20 years. Exploring how those changes have impacted on the world of sport, and what role it plays in creating exceptional athletes.
You will be able to learn a lot from watching the programmes and the material on the OU website - as an elite athlete or as a participation orienteer.
Areas covered updated Oct 2015
Through an agreement with sportscotland (and the Scottish Government) there is now further availability of LiDAR data (Phase 2). This data set supplements the Phase 1 data which has been widely used by orienteering clubs in Scotland.
QR codes appear in adverts and information leaflets, and are most often used as a quick way to get to a particular web page. You install a QR code scanner on your smartphone, then scan the code with the camera’s phone! Scarily simple, or just plain scary to those of us who remember punch-cards for both orienteering and computing.
There are now a few phone apps that allow you to use these QR codes for orienteering, thereby opening up all manner of opportunities with very little effort, and making the sport instantly more attractive to the many people who love their electronic gizmos.
The SOA has five sets of clocks that can be used at race starts or finish to show race time. These clocks are designed to be a “Turn on and Go” system for an event start. User guide updated 20th Apr 2015.
The next deadline for applications to the SOA Club Development Fund is 1st March 2016.
The Condes User Guide has been updated for use with version 9 of the Condes software, which offers several improvements in both functionality and interface. Of particular interest to coaches and anyone planning unconventional events is the ability to do things to the underlying map - see section 17 of the User Guide.
The SOA has a contract with Stirling Surveys for laser printing of maps for training and competition. Stirling Surveys will normally print at the most appropriate size of paper for the course; waterproof paper is used as standard.
Updated Jan 2014
List of SOA controllers sorted by club, including their home town.