Club Champs and LOC’s 50th Anniversary

Fri 6 Dec 2019

The club champs event is open to all LOC members, all are invited to join us at Dale Park on Sunday 19th January 2020 ! As we also celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2020, the club champs will also feature a 70's retro element, more details below.

We kick off the 50th Anniversary year by going back in time ! There will be the normal club champs courses with modern technology, followed by a short 70’s style loop, which we would encourage everyone to try. For anyone too young to remember the 70’s this will involve copying your course from a master map, pin punches on control cards, manual timings and results on a washing line ! There are 2 retro loops available – an Easy (0.9km) and a Tech (1.05km).


We’d like to encourage everyone to run in 1970’s orienteering kit for the entire event and there will be prizes for the best outfits. LOC’s first O kit was entirely black “nylon pyjamas” – so other competitors couldn’t see them running through the forest.


If entering the club champs, can you please let Iain Smith-Ward know () the following as soon as possible:

  • Name
  • Age Category
  • BOF Number
  • Course
  • SI Number (or hire if needed)

so the handicapped start times can be calculated for us all. Please send your entries in before 12th January 2020. Courses on offer are as follows:


Orange – 2.2km

Short Green – 2.3km

Green – 3.4km

Blue – 4.6km


As usual, a social gathering will take place following the champs event with meal and prizegiving, at Levens Valley Primary School, Backbarrow. To assist with catering could you please notify Louise Dunn () if you are attending and if you would like food. Further information will be available from Louise.

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