Orienteering is a challenging outdoor
adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is
to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering
map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest
time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run,
walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.
Orienteering can take place anywhere from remote forest and countryside to urban
parks and school playgrounds. It’s a great sport for runners, joggers
and walkers who want to improve their navigation skills or for anyone who loves
the outdoors. Orienteering - The adventure sport for all! Lots more
National information at British
Amanda - Organiser reports: I have just returned from Castle Carr and thought you might like to see these assembly field views. The area is looking beautiful and I'm hopeful that the rhododendrons will be in full bloom for the event too.The assembly field is perfect for spectating with great views of the area, the kids courses, the string course, a spectator control, the castle and, fingers crossed, the fountain oh and of course the run in! There will be plenty of club tent space.
Hope to see you there!
Everyone is welcome to our orienteering adventure running, training and coaching sessions on Monday evenings.
Our base is Huddersfield Grammar School, Luck Lane, Marsh. HD1 4QX. We meet here on the 2nd Monday of every month for a coaching session open to all.
On the other Mondays we meet in different locations for running with an element of navigation. See the training/coaching page for details.
1st Monday- competitive/timed run/event
2nd Monday - 6-7pm Orienteering coaching at Huddersfield Grammar School - families and beginners welcome. A mix of indoor and outdoor activities, refreshments available. Theory and training exercises for adults too.
£2 adult, £1 child/EPOC member
3rd Monday - Hash; run as a group to follow a trail as quickly as possible - faster people get to run further and harder! All standards of runner welcome. Work out where you ran on the map afterwards!
4th Monday- 6:30pm Night Navigation training/ Observation run with a map - bring a pen and compass if you have one
5th Monday - Mapped route run.
Monday evening training sessions are for people who would like to improve their navigation skills whilst exercising. Adults and children over 8 are welcome to come along every week, although under 16s must be accompanied as some road running is inevitable, especially on a hash week (3rd Monday). 12 year olds and older may attend the Huddersfield Grammar School sessions unaccompanied but need a consent/medical form
* The second Monday of the month is primarily for newcomers and children to learn navigation and running skills in a safe and sociable environment.
* No experience necessary
* Sessions for all fitness levels, ages and abilities.
* Everyone welcome including families and individuals
Contact Viv for further information. See training/coaching page for details.
Coach, East Pennine Orienteering Club
Huddersfield Community Orienteering
m. 07906 500541
EPOC's Jean Lochhead has been voted Welsh Orienteer of 2012 for her outstanding achievement at the World Masters!