If anyone needs to complete a 14 hour first aid course, Keith Marsden (keith [at] familymarsden.org) has advised that there are 3 places free on the course he is organising. It will take place in Marlow near Reading over 2 days on 7th November and 19th December. The instructor is very good (London Paramedic) and the practical sessions are outdoors which are fun!
Whilst a one day course is sufficient for most orienteering requirements, the longer course is required to coach in Type D orienteering areas (remote and exposed areas). One never knows when first aid training might come in very useful one day.
If you are interested, please email Keith directly.
For those who may not have noticed, there is another opportunity to orienteer in the New Forest this Saturday (9 October) as Sarum is putting on an event on Islands Thorns. There will be an orange, light green, green, and one hour score on offer. Entries via RaceSignup close at midnight on Thursday.