Lakeland Orienteering Club

FormlineNew orienteering shop launched

Formline is a new orienteering retailer recently launched by Duncan Birtwistle (organiser of the UK Elite Orienteering League) and Will Gardner (co-host of The Run-In podcast), both of Octavian Droobers. Orders can be made online at

“We started Formline as we saw a gap in the UK market for supplying quality orienteering products, but also the desire to build a brand that can help bring the sport into the modern era. By capturing the lifestyle of orienteering and sharing stories on social media, we hope to provide more engagement for people within the sport and grow the number of new participants.

“Launching with NVii shoes, Str8 compasses - as well as our own range of casual wear - we will continue to add select brands which closely match our customers’ needs and the sport’s demands. If you have any questions or suggestions please let us know at

“With a focus on the environmental impact of our sport, all orders are delivered in recyclable or biodegradable packaging and as events re-start we plan to offer a 'click-and-collect' service at select races in order to maintain low-carbon delivery.

“Please follow us on social media @formlineuk, spread the word and make your next purchase with us. We look forward to serving you and building a new future for orienteering together.”

Thu 8 Oct 2020Read more…

Club Welfare Officer and Safeguarding

LOC's Welfare Officer is now Selwyn Wright, and he is very keen to hear from you if you have any concerns regarding bullying, harassment, discriminatory remarks and the like in LOC. Thanks to Judy Filmore, retiring from the post, for her work including the production of the new Safeguarding documents.

We want to be a club where everyone feels welcome, involved at the right level for them and feels safe at all times.

The LOC Safeguarding Policy information and the Incident Reporting Form (PDF and WORD/ODT formats) are attached.

Wed 7 Oct 2020Read more…

50@50 Event on Stickle Pike

Well done and thank you to everyone who joined us for the Iain special 50@50 event on Stickle Pike on Monday ! We hope you enjoyed your run and joining us for a celebration of our 50th Anniversary.

Rowan has sent in a few photos from the day - if you have any others, please do share them with us !

Tue 1 Sept 2020Read more…

Bay Limestone Round - 11th August

10 members of LOC are taking part in a 55 mile charity relay, starting at Kents Bank and finishing at Arnside.

The team organised by Isobel Williamson and Cliff Etherden will be starting at Kents Bank Station at 07.30 on Tuesday 11th August:

Leg 1: Andrew Smith and Paul Williams

Leg 2: Derek Fryer and Andy Robinson

Leg 3: Isobel Williamson and Pauline Richardson

Leg 4: John & Janet Nash

Leg 5: Cliff Etherden and Norman French

The charity we will be sponsoring is North Lancashire and South Cumbria Cancer Care.

The name of the team is LOC Vets and donations would be very welcome through the Just Giving Web site.

Further information about the round can be found here. at We will be carrying a tracker so you will be able to monitor our progress (details later)

Sat 25 Jul 2020Read more…

Jack Wright’s Bob Graham Round11th July 2020

At the weekend Jack Wright completed his Bob Graham Round in an excellent 16 hours and 58 minutes which may be in the top 20 times. The pressure was on for the section after Honister.

Jack said "This was about 2 hours quicker than I'd thought possible! I set off at 4am Saturday morning and arrived back in Keswick at just before 9pm. It was the perfect day!

For context it's 42 peaks in 65 miles and 8000m of climb which is akin to climbing Everest (almost)".

The photos below are on the run-in and at the finish (photo credit is jamesappletonphotography).

Tue 14 Jul 2020Read more…

LOC British Night Champions!

Many congratulations to both Emily Turner (W16) and Charlie Somers-Cocks (W60) who were both crowned British Night Champions in their respective age classes last night!

Sun 23 Feb 2020Read more…

LOC England and GB selections

Congratulations to Sarah Jones and to Ellie Simmonds who have both recently been selected to the GB Squad or to represent England in the forthcoming Interland match.

Tue 11 Feb 2020Read more…

Northern Nights Champions !

Congratulations to both Andy Robinson (M65+) and Charlotte Somers-Cocks (W55+) who were crowned Northern Night Champions recently at the event held on Jesmond Dene, near Newcastle!

Tue 11 Feb 2020Read more…

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