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Navigation Courses

We offer a variety of training courses to suit your needs.  The most popular one is a day of Navigation Training with Adam.  The course looks at the skills you can use to navigate yourselves.  There are scheduled courses listed below, if these don’t suit, then email Adam to fix a suitable date.

In the future we will be offering a full day course that looks at Adventure Racing, to Micro Navigation, to learning how to run more efficiently. If you would like some more details, or to arrange group training, please contact us for more details.

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Upcoming Courses:

Course Title: Introduction to Navigation on foot for Adventure Racing + Entry in the 2 hour Trail Event.

Duration: 1 day (8 hours) + Event

 Date:  Location:
Sun 2nd April – Course Shere – Surrey Hills
Sun 30th April – Course Shere – Surrey Hills

Alternatively please email to arrange a preferred date.

Course Cost:  £100.00 per person for an 8 hour day (includes entry into Trail event).

Overview of course:

A one day introduction to Adventure Racing Navigation, facilitated by experienced Adventure Racing staff, covering both the theory and practical aspects of Adventure Racing Navigation.  The course is timed to allow you to make a weekend of it to put your new found skills into practice in a Tri-Adventure event the following day.  Your course facilitators will be on hand to offer support before the race and you’ll get to compete against a range of competitors in the main event the following day, giving you valuable race experience in a friendly environment.

Upgrade your complimentary Trail Entry – to the Sprint £10 or Experience £20.

The Day

  • 9am – 5pm (this can be 10am – 6pm to suit)
  • History and overview of Adventure Racing
  • Navigation
  • Race planning and strategy
  • Q & A

*Following day, Tri-Adventure Event

  • *I usually plan to deliver the navigation on the day before an event. So, make a weekend of it by taking part in the 2 hour Trail Tri-Adventure Event the following day* to put your new found skills into practice. Please check that the event is scheduled for the following day.

What to bring:

  • Comfortable clothes for the classroom based activities
  • Outdoor kit: Sports kit, wind or waterproof, compass and additional layers if the weather forecast is cold/wet
  • Bring a packed lunch to have out in the field.

What Tri-Adventure will provide:

  • Course Material
  • Handouts
  • Pens and paper
  • Compass and Maps

If you’re interested in a place on one of the courses contact us now.

If you want to buy this as a gift, please contact us for a gift voucher.

If you would like some more information, please contact us.

We look forward to sharing our Tri-Adventure with you.


My wife organised for me to go on the Tri-Adventure Academy Navigation Training day as I wanted to learn about how I take my day-to-day running and learn the navigational skills needed for Adventure Racing. Adam was a great teacher, being able to tailor the day to concentrate on the skills I struggled with and taught me how to approach a race. He also taught me the core navigational skills everyone should have been taught at school. If you love the outdoors and want to know how to properly read a map you should take the course, even if you don’t want to race, anyone who likes to walk should do the course to improve their map skills.’

Tom O’Halleran

‘I would strongly recommend the navigation course! As a newcomer, I loved participating in adventure races but were so bad at them and had no idea how to improve. The navigation course showed us the basic principles that we can hopefully put into practice to get some more of those check points!!! (and Adam was very patient!!)’

Jodie Bance

‘My wife and I recently had the great pleasure of attending a Tri-Adventure Navigation course deep in the Surrey Hills. Being navigation novices we started the day full of trepidation, however Adam soon made us feel comfortable with his easy to understand explanations, great manner and obvious passion for the subject. 

Following a couple of hours of theory we were then taken into the outside world where Adam took us through a number of exercises and challenges designed to both practice and reinforce our new found knowledge. To our utter amazement we soon, thanks to some excellent teaching on Adams part found ourselves navigating our way through the stunning landscape map and compass in hand.

We finished the day tired but thoroughly enthused with our new navigation skills and wanting to rush back outside to put them into practice. We would recommend this course to everyone and look forward to returning for our first adventure race’

David Johnson


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