Invitation to IOF Trail Orienteering Event Advisers Clinic

Posted on | April 4, 2011 | Category: News

A Trail Orienteering Event Advisers’ Clinic will be organised in conjunction with the O-Ringen in Sweden, 22-24 July.

This clinic is organised for the education and recruitment of new IOF licensed Trail Orienteering Event Advisers. National orienteering federations are kindly asked to identify and enter suitable candidates.

Entry form

More information:
Organiser: IOF Trail Orienteering Commission and IOF Rules Commission.
Date & time: Friday 22 July 12:00 to Sunday 24 July 15:00
Clinic site: Friday – The town hall in Bollnäs (Participation in Regional TrailO championship during the Evening)
Saturday –  Lectures and field exercise at the ETOC 2010 area
Sunday – participation in O-Ringen Day 1 TrailO competition
Course Objectives and requirements: The main objective of this IOF Trail Orienteering Event Advisers’ Clinic is to prepare participants to be licensed IOF Trail Orienteering Event Advisers.

The requirements for licensing are:

1. Be an active and experienced trail orienteer.
2. Have competed in trail orienteering in countries other than your own.
3. Have successfully controlled or played a major part in the organisation of national or international standard trail orienteering vents in the last 3 years.
4. Be competent to communicate with IOF and the organising Federation in English.
5. Have attended, and have been an active participant in an IOF Trail Orienteering Event Advisers Clinic.
6. Be familiar with the IOF Trail Orienteering Competition Rules and other relevant publications.
7. Be recognised as a top standard controller/event adviser and endorsed as suitable by your Federation.

Course Content: • Understanding of the task of an IOF Trail Orienteering Event Adviser
• Deeper understanding of the nature of orienteering and each format of
TrailO (traditional TrailO and TempO)
• Understanding of the IOF Trail Orienteering Competition Rules and requirements for international competition
The course will include a longer field exercise in course setting and controlling
& meals:
O-Ringen competitors may already have accommodation booked for the week.
Otherwise we recommend the O-Ringen website to find accommodation
Participation in Regional TrailO championship on Friday and lunch on Saturday are included in the Clinic entry fee.
Travel: Bollnäs can be reached by train in about 2½-3 hours from Stockholm.
Material: The following IOF publications will be used at the Clinic:

•  IOF Trail Orienteering Competition Rules
•  International Specification for Orienteering Maps, ISOM
•  International Specification for Sprint Orienteering Maps, ISSOM
•  IOF Control descriptions
•  The Leibnitz Convention

The material is available at the IOF website and should have been read through beforehand.

Course leader: Owe Fredholm (Member of Trail Orienteering Commission and IOF Rules Commission)
Language: English
Deadline for entries: By 1st July 2011
Entry & enquiries: Please send your entry (see the form below) by e-mail to
Tomas Yngström
Please send any enquiries to the same address.

Note the requirement for endorsement by the federation. It is generally best if the delegate sends the form to the federation who endorse it and send it to Tomas Yngström

The entry fee is 500 SEK / 50 Euro. This should be paid on arrival or in advance. An invoice can be sent if required.

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