Second day of training on the Tour today and the focus of today's exercises for the Juniors was familiarisation and simplification. First thing they took a map walk with their coaches to discuss terrain and features on an area of woodland and moorland called Loch Vaa near Boat of Garten. Then they used the same area for short exercises getting them to think about terrain.
After lunch we moved closer to Aviemore, to here at Avielochan. The Juniors had drawn their own maps of their courses and used those to find their way around the area! Then they had a relay in teams of three.
This evening they are focusing on strength and coordination as well as a talk on contours.
Another lovely if rather hot day (are we really in Scotland?).