Lakeland Orienteering Club

Heather Heppenstall - 2021LiaDLakes in a Day Ultra, Caldbeck to Cartmel, 50 miles, 4000m climb

I decided I wanted to challenge myself and get back in to some longer races again after having the kids. Pre kids (Chris and) I had done a certain amount of adventure racing and mountain marathons but never anything of the scale of LiaD. But I thought it would be a good challenge!

Here are some of my thoughts on the race:

Thu 14 Oct 2021Read more…

2021 Night Urban SeriesOctober 27th - December 15th

The series will be a mix of normal SI events and MapRun events as below.

Date Location SI/Maprun Event information
27th October Grange MapRun Details
3rd November

Ulverston North

SI Details
10th November Kendal MapRun Details
17th November Dalton SI Details
24th November Ambleside MapRun Details
1st December Kirkby Lonsdale SI Details
8th December Ulverston South MapRun Details
15th December Kendal SI Details

Thu 7 Oct 2021Read more…

New LOC coaches (2021)

New LOC coaches qualified thanks to a £1,000 grant from the Orienteering Foundation.

(https://www.orienteeringfoundation.org.uk).

Iain Smith-Ward, Gill Browne and Jean Bell are working on their Level 2 coaching award, we wish them success in their final assessments.

Six members also attended an ‘Introduction to Coaching’ day.

Having the ‘OF’ grant made a big difference to enabling these to take place and our investment in coaches. Look out for more of these in the coming months.

Many thanks must go to Derek Allison for being the tutor for these courses.

Sat 18 Sept 2021Read more…

Autumn Coaching Schedule 2021

The schedule for the coaching sessions is attached here.

Tue 14 Sept 2021Read more…

Success at British Sprint Championships

Several solo and team medals were earned in the British Sprint Championships at Skelmersdale August 21st - 22nd 2021.

LOC Scafell Relay team (Karen Heppenstall, Noah Howlett, Matthew Horne and Anne Edwards) - Silver in the Elite Mixed Relay.

Carol McNeill- Individual Gold W75.

Liz Heaton - Individual Silver W40.

Laura Brown - Individual Slver W16.

Wed 25 Aug 2021Read more…

Mud Wood Club Session

Last Thursday Matt Rooke organised an activity session for the children at the Mud Wood Club at Hobkin Ground Farm, Broughton Mills. There were about 15 children taking part aged 2 to 11, plus some parents, and everyone had a good time and enjoyed the sport aspect of it (including the stubs on a washing line results). A few photos below.

This was also Matt's first attempt at a "proper" orienteering map (attached) using LiDAR thanks to Carol's Zoom webinars with Martin Bagness.

Sat 14 Aug 2021Read more…

Junior Lockdown Coaching

Details of the Junior Coaching activities during 2020 and 2021 including information about those going to the coaching weekends is on the LOC Coaching.

Mon 21 Jun 2021Read more…

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 pandemic he mapped:

Thu 22 Apr 2021Read more…

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