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News 22/11/2015 Many thanks to everyone who supported our SWOA 50th anniversary run at Parkend today. On a cold but mainly sunny day about 80 runners enjoyed Joe Gidley’s excellent courses, and many of them stayed behind for the Football Club buffet, also very well received. Special mention must go to Josh da Cunha, M10, Wye Ventures, who was allowed to choose his course, ran Blue, and with a little help completed it successfully.

Many thanks also to Carol Stewart for handling the buffet tickets, John Fallows for computing, Sheila and Gill for the string course, the parking team, control collectors Lucas and Pat, and of course Joe Gidley, planner, and Gary Wakerley, organiser. Finally, huge thanks to Ellwood Football Club for hosting us, and making us so welcome.

Events 22/11/2015 The penultimate mini-league of the year is at Blakeney Hill next Saturday, 28 November. The cafe will be there, and probably a string course as well, though that is yet to be confirmed. Details here.

Then 2 weeks later, on Saturday 12th December, we wrap up the 2015 league at Knockalls enclosure. This will be last chance to influence your league placings, and knock out one of your less successful runs. Get the date in your diaries now.

Other 16/09/2015

NGOC Archive

David Lee and Caroline Craig are compiling a club archive and need your help. Read David’s article here.Can you help, please contact David?

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.