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News 30/08/2015 Well done to the Chairman’s Challenge Prize winners – Rosie and Peter Watson, Caroline Craig, and Richard Cronin. The day was sunny, the paths mainly dry, the barbecue outstanding, and the Chairman generally happy!
Events 30/08/2015 Our next event is League 8, at Sheepscombe, on Saturday 26 September. We will be using Greg Best’s new combined Sheepscombe/Cranham map, so get the date in your diaries for a new angle on this great area.

Before that, however, the Caddihoe weekend takes place next weekend at Fernworthy, on Dartmoor. Enter via Fabian if you haven’t already done so.

Then on the weekend of 19/20 September, Andy Creber’s Rogue Runs have their Mini-Mountain Marathon on Black Mountain, in Wales. Following popular demand Andy has introduced a Novice course this year, aimed at people who fancy a go at the Mountain Marathon format, but dont have any previous experience. the course is about 15km in length, so similar to a challenging Long-O course. see the Rogue Runs website for details.

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.