The aim of this paper is to analyze causes of errors made by the selected elite orienteering runners, in qualitative research. Four elite orienteering runners in junior categories were monitored in September and October 2011, based on use of modern recording equipment: SPORT IDENT and GPS. The sample was analyzed in 10 races, which were held in the given period of 2 months. Based on the analysis of the data from the recording devices and based on interviews with the participants the most frequent types of errors were specified and their causes determined. The research study provides a significant contribution to the improvement of the training process in orienteering.
orienteering, erring, training process