Local Event - Rusland Beeches

This event is restricted to LOC, WAROC and NWJS members only

Event date: Sat 3 Oct

This was an opportunity for LOC, WAROC and NWJS members to return to ‘normal’ orienteering in a high quality Orienteering area, running the courses which have been planned for the UK Elites who will be running after this Local Event. 

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LOC Anniversary 50@50 Score Event - Stickle Pike

Event date: Mon 31 Aug

A return to ‘normal’ orienteering & a chance to celebrate our 50th anniversary!

However this is a CLOSED event, only open to LOC, WCOC, BL, SROC & Warrior members. 

We look forward to inviting as many folk as possible to an ‘Iain Smith-Ward Special’ with a Score and an Orange course.

The Start times are now included in the 'Entries' section.

As usual the controls including the Finish will be SiAC enabled.

Competitors should come changed ready to run and to leave afterwards before changing.  All competitors must use the hand gel provided at the Start and Download.

We will be giving every competitor a piece of LOC birthday cake when they download.

We look forward to seeing you on the 31st August.

This event requires PRE-ENTRY only - see 'Entry Details' section.

There will be no splits provided at download or results on display at the event but the results will be presented on the LOC website ASAP afterwards as usual.

It is important that everyone observes the following COVID restrictions.

Social Distancing - All competitors must observe the current social distancing requirements at all times. Whilst on their course competitors should remain socially distanced and maintain 2m distance at the Start, control sites, the Finish and at Download.

Fitness to Attend - Competitors must not attend the event if any of the following apply:

  • They or someone in their household have displayed symptoms of Covid-19 in the past 14 days
  • They or someone in their household has been tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 14 days
  • The test and trace service has asked them to self-isolate at the present time
  • A medical professional has advised or asked them to self-isolate in the past 14 days

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What is Orienteering?

Orienteering Control, Source:

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.

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‘Run in’ podcast

'The Run In' podcast which is about everything orienteering.

The latest episode is from Hollie Orr and is a great listen about her orienteering career.

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New orienteering shop launched

Formline is a new orienteering retailer recently launched by Duncan Birtwistle (organiser of the UK Elite Orienteering League) and Will Gardner (co-host of The Run-In podcast), both of Octavian Droobers. Orders can be made online at...

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Club Welfare Officer and Safeguarding

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LOC's Welfare Officer is now Selwyn Wright, and he is very keen to hear from you if you have any concerns regarding bullying, harassment, discriminatory remarks and the like in LOC. Thanks to Judy Filmore, retiring from the post, for her...

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50@50 Event on Stickle Pike

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Well done and thank you to everyone who joined us for the Iain special 50@50 event on Stickle Pike on Monday ! We hope you enjoyed your run and joining us for a celebration of our 50th Anniversary.


Rowan has sent in a few photos from...

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