Autumn 2022

For an overview of the Couch 2 Green/Track 2 Green programme, head over to the main Couch 2 Green page.

Our 2022 Autumn Couch2Green course is running from August to October. Part 1 is based in parks around Darlington, and part 2 at Flatts Lane Country park, a forested area between Middlesborough and Guisborough. Part 1 is designed to take you from never having tried orienteering to an ‘orange’ standard (beginners – intermediate) orienteering course and Part 2 is designed to take you from an ‘orange’ to ‘green’ standard (intermediate – hard) course. If you have previous orienteering experience or have already completed Part 1 of C2G you are welcome to register for Part 2 only.

For the first time, the course will be run as two groups in conjunction with each other this Autumn. This means every Saturday there will be a walkers group (C2G) and a runners group (T2G) at the sessions. If you are a walker or aiming to slowly build up your running from scratch you should enter the walker’s group which will aim to build up to 3-5km of orienteering by the 8th session. If you are already able to run 5km or further in 30-40mins or faster you should enter the runners group which will aim to build up to 5-10+ kms of orienteering by the 8th session.

Course timetable

Part OneMidweek online sessionSaturday coaching or eventPart TwoMidweek online sessionSaturday coaching or event
Week 1Weds 17th August
7-8pm
Microsoft Teams
Sat 20th August
10:30am-12pm
Blackwell Grange Parkland,
Darlington
Week 5Weds 21st September
8-9pm
Microsoft Teams
Sat 24th September
10:30-12pm
Location tbc
Week 2Weds 24th August
7-8pm
Microsoft Teams
Sat 27th August
10:30am-12pm
South Park,
Darlington
Week 6Weds 28th September
8-9pm
Microsoft Teams
Sat 1st October
10:30am-12pm
Location tbc
Week 3Weds 31st August
7-8pm
Microsoft Teams
Sat 3rd September
10:30am-12pm
West Park,
Darlington
Week 7Weds 5th October
7-9pm
Microsoft Teams
Sat 8th October
10:30am-12pm
Flatts Lane Country Park,
Middlesbrough
Week 4Weds 7th September
8-9pm
Microsoft Teams
Sat 10th September
Urban Orienteering Event in Richmond
Week 7Sun 9th October
Forest Orienteering event at Cod Beck, near Northallerton

Cost

The course is really great value. At only £5 per week, it includes two coached sessions per week and material for three more optional sessions.

Part 1

  • Adults £20 (receive a £5 event entry credit back if you become a CLOK member within 2 months of completing the course)
  • Students £15 (receive a £5 event entry credit back if you become a CLOK member within 2 months of completing the course)
  • CLOK members £10

Part 2

  • Adults £20 (receive a £5 event entry credit back if you become a CLOK member within 2 months of completing the course)
  • Students £15 (receive a £5 event entry credit back if you become a CLOK member within 2 months of completing the course)
  • CLOK members £10

Registration

Please head to Race SignUp to register and pay for this course.

Please ensure you choose the walkers or runners option that applies to you as described above.

Entries for Part 1 and 2 are done separately so if you wish to register for the full 8 weeks you will need to make 2 entries (one for each part).

Please note that Part 2 is only suitable for people who have participated in Part 1 or who already have some orienteering experience. If you’re not sure if you have the necessary experience, please contact Mary Fleming for a chat about whether Part 2 is right for you.

If you have any questions regarding registration please contact our Club Development Officer and Course Coordinator Mary Fleming.