What is Orienteering?

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Orienteering is a sport that combines map reading and running. Competitors have to find their way between a series of checkpoints, called controls, as quickly as possible. There’s no set route between the controls, so you have to decide which way to go and then find your way there without getting lost.

LOC Night Terrain - Guards Wood

Part of 2015-16 LOC Winter season

Event date: Wed 3 Feb

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LOC Level B April weekend 2nd & 3rd April

Middle and Long Distance Events

Follow-on from JK in some of the best Lakes terrain for Middle and Long Distance events, full information on the Event page .

Tue 26 JanRead more…

Newsletter #12

The latest club newsletter (Feb 1st) produced by Iain Smith-Ward, is attached here.

Mon 1 FebRead more…

CSC 2016 Heat

Hosted by DEESIDE on 13th March

All LOC runners who want to run in this event should contact Steve Buckley by the 20th February.

See entry in the Events list for more information.

Fri 29 JanRead more…

Newsletter #11

Produced by Iain Smith-Ward, copy attached.

Mon 25 JanRead more…

LOC Coaching Events

2016 coaching series

Four coaching events are planned from 23rd Jan to 27th Feb with a possible further date on the 5th March organised by Derek Allison and Carol McNeill with help from some others.

Sun 24 JanRead more…

New Web site

Responsive website screenshot, Source:Paul Frost

Welcome to the new website.

There are still a few things in development, but you can view a copy of the old website here if what you are looking for is missing.

Fri 22 JanRead more…

LOC & friends riding the Velodrome

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No navigating necessary!

A group of LOC members and a few friends and family have an hour booking (4-5PM) to ride the Manchester Velodrome - where many medals have been won and the UK team train.

Sun 27 DecRead more…

Success in CSC

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Yes we did it this year to beat the best Orienteering Clubs in England with a victory against  SYO by a four point margin only, unfortunately FVO decided it was time for them to be a big club this year so they left the smaller Trophy completion to be won by...

Thu 22 OctRead more…