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News 19/07/2015 The Chairman’s Challenge is coming soon! On Saturday 29 August we are at Elton Maize Mazes for the 2015 Chairman’s Challenge. In order to avoid too many clashes with the public, but also to fit in our traditional barbecue, we are running the event later than in previous years, with starts 16:00-19:30, and barbecue within racing time. Get this date in your diaries now!
Events 19/07/2015 Our next event is the 4th Summer evening Street Challenge race, around the streets of Chepstow. Gill Stott and Judith Austerberry have extended the Chepstow map to include the new housing to the West of the town, so come and explore some bits of Chepstow you may not have come across before. More details here.
Other 19/07/2015 We commissioned a new club running vest for the Cotswold Way Relay, designed by Richard Cronin. This is suitable for urban racing, but not for forest events, as it provides insufficient upper body cover. Carol Stewart has a limited supply left, at £9 a time, and we can order more if there is demand. Please speak to Carol at an event, or email her – treasurer ‘at’ ngoc.org.uk – if you would like to purchase one.

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.