COVID 19 strikes again!

Wed 27 Jan 5:00pm

Although we must postone or cancel all the activities and events for the foreseeable future due to current COVID restrictions, work is progressing to run some Technique Knowhow and Practice and some Master Class sessions using Zoom.


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Local Event - The Colonel’s Drive - TO BE RESCHEDULED

Event date: Sun 14 Feb


The event will be pre-entry only - details to follow.

Since there is a revised tier definition after the current lockdown ends on the 2nd December we respectfully request that competitors from tiers 3 and 4 areas do not enter the event in the interest of reducing the risk of transmission.

Splits printouts will be provided at Download but there will be NO results on display at the event. The results will be presented on the LOC website ASAP afterwards as usual.

The Start list including times will be included after the entries have closed. 

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

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

Social Distancing

We will be following BOF’s Covid guidelines but trust everyone will be using their common sense to ensure that all competitors are as safe as possible.

We insist that the number and mix of people in any single group must not break the Government and BOF rules and Guideline. This includes the parking field, the Start, Finish and Download.  

To prevent transmission of the virus hand sanitiser must be used where provided, particularly before Registration, map pickup (at the Start) and Download and we request that you wear a face mask at Registration and Download.

We respecrfully ask you to arrive just before you need to go your start  for your start time, and to leave the event as soon as possible after you have finished and downloaded – there can be no comparing of route choices and splits discussion in the car park.

Anyone coming will be expected to adhere to social distancing measures at all times, only travelling to the event with members of their own household or bubble, keeping 2 metres apart whilst attending and using hand sanitiser/washing their hands as appropriate, particularly at the Start and Download.

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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.

British Middle Distance Championship and Northern Championship


The above two events were scheduled to be held on 8th and 9th May 2021.
It has become clear that, because of the restrictions detailed in the government’s road map, it will not be possible to hold...

Thu 18 FebRead more…

Orienteering Masterclass Sessions

Carol McNeill has organised two Masterclasses to be introduced by Martin Bagness.

We have two Zoom presentations with some of our elite runners explaining how they do it and what is going on in their heads from which we can learn.


Mon 1 FebRead more…

Grant for training New Coaches

LOC have been given a grant of £1,000 from the Orienteering Foundation. This is specifically for support towards courses to train more coaches. An ‘Introduction to Coaching’ and a Level 2 course are planned for early 2021.

See 'Coaching'...

Tue 8 DecRead more…

LOC Tuesday Run/Walk Group

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The LOC Tuesday morning training runs are currently not possible but will restart when possible while taking the current COVID restrictions into account.

The runs are organised  and advertised on the 'LOC Tuesday Run. (LTR) mailgroup...

Thu 5 NovRead more…

Rebekah’s success at Joss Naylor

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Having completed the Joss Naylor round, she tells her story here.

Sun 1 NovRead more…


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.


Read More - Your questions answered 

Some Useful Videos - Get Out & Go

British Orienteering Race Calendar -