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News 28/06/2015 Very well done to both Cotswold Way Relay teams for very creditable performances on a hot, dry, day, and thankyou to Gill Stott, Greg Best and Richard Cronin for masterminding our entries this year. Special mention must be made of Adam Potter’s guest appearance, and first place on leg 8, but all runners did us proud, and it looks as if the relay is set to become a regular feature of our annual programme. You can find full results here (Opens in a new window).
Extract from Mike Hamilton’s BOF Newsletter
This summer, can your club members take advantage of the Blue Peter Sports Badge promotion to attract more juniors? Current juniors aged 6-15 who inspire someone to try orienteering could qualify for a Blue Peter Sport Badge! All they need to do is take someone else (also aged 6-15) along to an orienteering event or activity and take a photo of themselves and their friend enjoying orienteering together. Full details of how to apply are on the CBBC website http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/bp-how-to-get-your-sport-badge-2015
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Events 20/06/2015 Our next event is the Summer evening race at Hatherley, Cheltenham, on Thursday 9 July. For this race we will be using our previous 1:5,000 Hatherley/Park Campus map, extended westward by Paul Bryce and Caroline Craig, to give us some new terrain. You can find further details here.
Other 20/06/2015 We are about to start planning our 2016 fixures, so if you have any thoughts or ideas on what we should include, what we should leave out (from our current types of events), and what we should generally do to improve the quality and depth of our schedule, please drop a line to fixtures@ngoc.org.uk by Friday 26th June

Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure activity in which competitors run, jog, or simply walk around a course using a map and sometimes a compass in order to navigate between control points. It provides both physical and mental challenges for all, from small children and families, to runners and adventure racers, and to older people looking for exercise and mental stimulation in the fresh air.

North Gloucestershire Orienteering Club holds 20-30 events each year in Cheltenham and Gloucester, the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean. We provide courses for novices and experts, 10 year olds and 70 year olds, runners and walkers; you can choose a course as long and as navigationally challenging as you wish, and can be as competitive as you would like to be. Everyone is welcome to try the sport at one of our events, and help is always available for newcomers. You do not need to be a member, there is no need to pre-book, and the entry fees are modest.

We have over 100 members, and although the club is based in Gloucestershire, we also attract members from the fringes of neighbouring counties.

If you would like to read more about orienteering, visit our Getting Started page, or go to the British Orienteering website, which has a wealth of information about this exciting sport.

For more details about the club, contact our membership secretary, Simon Denman.