Orienteering during Lockdown

Whilst regular orienteering events are still few and far between, there are still opportunities to get out there and enjoy the essence of the sport, whether you're a seasoned orienteer looking to hone their skills, a runner seeking an alternative to that cancelled race, or a family looking for something to keep the children entertained.

Permanent Courses 

Permanent Course controlThe club has five permanent courses spread throughout our area. Each has a selection of pre-planned courses making use of the permanent marker posts that you can tackle at a time of your choosing. For most, maps can now be downloaded for you to print at home. See the individual page for each area for more details.


MapRun screenshotMapRun is a free mobile phone app which, having selected a course, will notify you when you're in the correct location for each control (unlike a permanent course, there is no marker on the ground). The club has a back catalogue of MapRun courses available which you can participate in at any time. Most use urban areas with a simplified map which you can either view on your phone or download to print out. Once completed, you can compare your time and route with other participants.

Whether you choose a permanent course or MapRun, please be courteous to other users of the area and make sure you follow the government guidelines, particularly with regard to social distancing.

Ray Massey

I'm very sorry to say Ray died on Wednesday. Dave Bonser will be posting a tribute in due course but in the meantime our thoughts are with Susie and their sons.

Local Club Event at RVCP - 27th August

Entries are now open for our comeback event at Royal Victoria Country Park on Thursday 27th August starting at 18:00.

This event is closed to Club Members only. The login on the entry system will ask you for a "Passcode". Members can access the passcode here (or email peterjdavis [at] gmail.com ).

Online entry and payment is at racesignup.co.uk . That page has all the details and information you need.

Entries close on Tuesday 25th August but don't delay - there is a limit on entries.

We are looking for two people to assist at the event, one early, one late. They will be able to run and will get free parking. Interested? Then please contact Pete.