|Events||24/02/2014|| – On Wednesday 12th March Military League Central are staging an event on the Caerwent Training area, organised by 1 Rifles, from Chepstow, planned by Neil Grant of SWOC, on a map updated by Bob Teed. Caerwent is a former explosives plant and storage area, and is a fascinating and challenging area in which to run. You can find more information at baoc.info/events, and if you plan to go, please complete the short online form here.
– Our next event is League 5 on Greg Best’s new map of Cranham, on Saturday 8th March. Remember that you need at least 5 results in the min-league to be in with a chance of winning, and with a new map as well, this is definitely an event for your diary.
|Other||24/02/2014||We are still recruiting helpers for JK Day 4. We need as many people as we can muster to help BOK run the JK relays. Helping on the day will not preclude you joining a relay team, and if you dont want to run in the relays there are plenty of jobs for those not fussed about running. the JK is our premier event in the UK, and we all need to do our bit to make it a success. If I haven’t spoken to you already, please drop me a line – firstname.lastname@example.org – and offer your help.|
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.
For more details about the club, contact our membership secretary, Simon Denman.