COVID 19 isn't over but ..

Wed 27 Jan 5:00pm

We now have some scheduled events, see the Event webpage for details, COVID restrictions will still apply.

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Schools Event 3 - Cartmel Racecourse

Part of LOC Schools Series

Event date: Thu 13 May

Primary school events from 15.00 to 17.30.

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Virtual Orienteering

MapRunF and Permanant Courses

MapRun F, Source:

Press here to go to LOC MapRunF menu


MaprunF is an app which runs on both Android and Apple mobile phones and GPS enabled tablets. It can be downloaded free of charge.

The LOC courses are normal orienteering courses except that there are no physical markings on the ground identifying the location of the control sites. The mobile device will ‘beep’ at each site.

Mapping award to Martin Bagness

Martin Bagness (alias Bilbo) - a Coach and Mapper extraordinaire, has been awarded the 2020 Bonington Trophy for Services To Mapping.

Martin is a tremendous asset to the South Lakes and especially Lakeland OC.

Last year during the...

Thu 22 AprRead more…

Pre-event ‘geeking’

Preparing for a race in which you want to perform at your best

We have 2 Zoom sessions taken by Derek Allison will be held prior to upcoming events

  • Tuesday 4th May 8pm – Derek reviewed the use of 'geeking' pre-event to improve performance as part of getting...

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Lakeland Summer Lanequest 2021

The Summer Lanequest series will be running as usual on Tuesday evenings, between 22nd June and 20th July.

4 results from 5 will count. 

The details for each events are available on the BMBO website with the event list here.


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2021 Spring Coaching Opportunities

The opportunities for learning Orienteering skills are continuing:

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British Middle Distance Championship and Northern Championship

These events are confirmed to be taking place on Saturday & Sunday 5th & 6th June 2021. 

The British Middle Distance Championship (BMDOC) is being organised by LOC and the Northern Championship...

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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.

You take part individually, and you don’t get to see the map with the course on it until the race starts, so you can’t plan your route or check out where the controls are in advance. The fastest person to visit all the controls in the right order is the winner.


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