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Virtual Orienteering Courses

Orienteering anytime using smartphone GPS with the MapRun app

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MapRun is a free app that allows you to run a course without any physical infrastructure on the ground instead your position is recorded by the phones’ GPS. You can run solo anytime and your time can be compared with others. It is perfect for private fitness and technique training.

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Permanent Orienteering Courses

Orienteering anytime

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These courses have permanent markers at control  points (also known as check points) with a code and an orienteering logo attached. All the controls are shown on an overprinted orienteering map that you can download from the BO website or obtain on site (see individual POC details).
Watch a video of the use of permanent courses here

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Club News

British Sprint Relay Championships

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Call for relay team volunteers

Would you like to take part in the Sprint Relay Champs in Skelmersdale, Lancashire on Saturday 21st August? 

Thu 1 JulRead more…

Lagganlia Training Camp Success!

Austin collecting controls at Chilham Castle Event, Source:Brendon Howe

Congratulations to Austin Howe for securing a place

Each year the Junior Regional Orienteering Squads selectors choose up to 24 junior orienteers from across the four nations to take part in a week long residential orienteering training camp. 

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Mon 21 JunRead more…

Club novelty event and social

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This year instead of the conventional BBQ event for members we will be holding a picnic in the park. The date for your diary is 17 July. First a novelty event and then the picnic. Come to either or both. 

Sat 8 MayRead more…

Summer orienteering events

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We are holding a series of events over the summer months.  Details will follow as soon as possible so keep watching the website.

Sat 8 MayRead more…

Spring edition of SaxAlert

Is now available 

Other recent editions are also now viewable in Club Info

Wed 7 AprRead more…

SaxAlert wins CompassSport award

CompassSport Magazine editorial team make an annual award to club magazines for their content and general layout and SaxAlert was in the top six (they are not ranked). 

Tue 9 MarRead more…

MapRun News

New versions of MapRun apps are now available

A new version of MapRunF called MapRun6 has been launched. For Garmin GPS watch users there is also a new version of the MapRunG .

Sat 6 FebRead more…

Coaching tips

Find out more about basic orienteering techniques

Basic techniques

And don't forget the info for more advanced orienteers here

Fri 5 FebRead more…