Our Training Camps have been visited by many national teams, including the Swiss National Team, French National team, Norwegian National team, German National Junior team, English National Junior team, and by many individuals from clubs of Norway, Sweden, Finland, France, Spain, Austria, Czech Republic, and many others.
This is the comment from the Spanish Team, that chose the COC Training Camps to do their Christmas training in 2016:
“Los terrenos de Marinha Grande (Portugal) constituyen un entorno ideal para realizar un campo de entrenamiento, debido a la gran cantidad de mapas de alta calidad y la variedad de terrenos que se pueden encontrar. Es por ello, que la selección española absoluta escogimos este lugar para nuestro tradicional campo de Navidad y depositamos nuestra confianza en el club COC para facilitarnos todo lo necesario durante la preparación y la estancia. Podemos decir, si lugar a dudas, que acertamos plenamente, por lo que agradecemos al club COC su gran trabajo y disposición, al mismo tiempo que recomendamos a todos los que quieran pasar unos días entrenando y disfrutando de un entorno idílico, que se pongan en contacto con ellos.”
The Malungs OK, from Sweden, trained with us in 2012 (William Lind, Swedish Champion Long distance 2011; Mikael Kristensson, Junior World Champion 2007; Johan Nordlund; Johan Lindberg; Thomas Carlsson; Jonas Bäckström; Johan Bäckman; Fredrik Eden, Swedish junior team; Jerker Lysell Swedish Champion Sprint 2011):
Comments from the orienteering club Nydalen SK, from Norway, in 2012:
- great maps and terrain;
- good printing and also plastic for the maps;
- great courses with several loops making it easy to have long, middle or short distance trainings.
French National team trained with us during 2006 and you can read what Thierry Thierry Gueorgiou said about our Training Camps in http://www.tero.fr/ – 02.03.2006
Norwegian National team trained with us during 2007 and you can read what Øystein Kvaal Oster said about our Training Camps in http://folk.ntnu.no/oysteios/ – 03.03.2007
Swiss National team trained with us during 2009
Helena Jansson – IF Hagen and Halden SK trained with us during 2010
“This time we had a perfect trainingcamp in Marinha Grande and Quiaios. Thank you very much for helping us organizing. I think you shall update the trainings more often because many runners would like to come back very often and than you need new exercises.”
— David Anderson
“The competitions (WRE Osso da Baleia 2013) were on a very high level (map, courses, organisation). It’s really fun to take part in these competitions in Portugal. The training maps and courses were nice. Sometimes, the control flags were not very visible. The hotel is good, the staff friendly and cooperative to the orienteering people. I think it would be nice to have a sprint map in Sao Pedro. The village would be interesting with a sprint-map.” — Matthias Niggli
After the training camps we would appreciate your comments about it…