Annual closed club event - RELOCATED

Event date: Sun 20 Jan

Unfortunately the weather forced a change of venue for this event to Birkrigg Common. 

As has been standard for the Club Champs this is a handicapped event, but this year there will be 2 Club Champions:

  • Under 16
  • Over 16.

The winners:

  • Dave Walton - LOC Club Champion (16+)
  • Dylan Kenny -    LOC Club Champion (u 16)   new category/trphy this year
  • Lindsey Bayles - Fast Cat Trophy - most senior member to achieve Champioship Badge 2018 that hasn't won the trophy previously
  • Dick Towler  -   Navigator Trophy - in special recognition of service to LOC
  • Dylan was also awarded the Ian Blakey Shield for most progress by a Junior in 2018
  Women Men
Orange  Amelia Thompson Quinn Thompson
Green       Lucy Gibson Tim Field
Blue                Hollie Orr Matt Rooke


...and Iain Smith-Ward deserves a special mention for his organisational efforts, especailly beacuse of the late change of venue due to snow and planning/printing courses in 24 hours.

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NWOA Night League - Dale Park - CANCELLED

Part of the 2018/2019 NWOA Night Event League

Event date: Sat 19 Jan

This event is cancelled due to the weather, more information will follow.


The controls, including the finish, will be enabled in contactless mode so that those with SIAC dibbers should not need to physically punch the controls.

If you are using contactless punching there is no need to touch the control boxes, and it has been noted that some runners hit them hard enough to knock them out of the ground and potentially damage the control box. Please don't do this because a failed control would disrupt the event results for all the competitors.

However, note that it will be necessary to punch the start controls which will not be programmed in contactless mode.

Some notes on using SIACs are attached.

There may also be SAFETY controls after the FINISH which must be punched by all runners - this is necessary to enable us to confirm that all runners have returned from the course.

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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.

Club Social and WSOC ‘Fun’ Raising Feb 8th

This will be a joint social event with the Lakeland Junior Squad to help raise funds to send two teams to the World Schools Orienteering Champs in Estonia in May ! Please join us for what promises...

Tue 15 JanRead more…

UVHS success at British Schools Champs

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Over the weekend the Ulverston School team travelled to Witton Country Park, Blackburn to take part in the British Schools Orienteering Champs. Congratulations to all who took part, as UVHS won the large secondary school category at...

Mon 19 NovRead more…

City Race Euro Tour - Girona

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The Euro City Tour includes a selection of orienteering events throughout the year in different European cities. See http://www.cityracetour.org

Louise and Graham and Lindsey and Dave all travelled to Girona over the weekend of 8th -...

Fri 16 NovRead more…

LOC represented at the JHIs

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Emily Turner recently represented both England and LOC at the Junior Home Internationals and she writes: A few weekends ago, whilst many of you were at Liverpool I have the privilege of representing England at the Junior Home...

Thu 25 OctRead more…

A “Giant” weekend in Liverpool

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Several LOC members travelled to Liverpool last weekend for a double O weekend and were also treated to the final display of the Giants, as Judy reports. 

Deeside OC and SELOC staged a double O...

Wed 10 OctRead more…