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Northern Navigators Orienteering Club

formerly Lanchester Orienteers

previously Browney Waders

established 1969

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Page last updated 18.8.18


and welcome to the Northern Navigators Orienteering Club website. If you are new to orienteering and would like to know more then please visit the British Orienteering website, where there is a wealth of information for those new to the sport. However, if you would like to find out more about our club, or are interested in joining us, then please read on or contact our Membership Secretary.

Recent NN events:

Latest NN results06.05.18 - Bishop Auckland Park (Regional event) simple results
 06.05.18 - Bishop Auckland Park (Regional event) splits
 24.02.18 - Durham City (NE Night Champs) simple results
 24.02.18 - Durham City (NE Night Champs) splits

Future activities:

Next NN committee:details tba
Next NN club night:details tba
Next NN event:23.09.18 (Sun) Edges Green (local event) NEOL event
Other local events:22.08.18 (Wed) Seaton Sluice (NATO local event) Summer LOP series
 29.08.18 (Wed) Tynemouth (NATO local event) Summer LOP series
 02.09.18 (Sun) South Gare, Redcar (CLOK Regional event)
Major events:24-27.08.18 (Fri-Mon) Duncombe Park, Helmsley (EBOR National events) White Rose Orienteering Weekend
 13-14.10.18 (Sat/Sun) Fylingdales / Sneaton (CLOK National events) October Odyssey
Other events:See British Orienteering fixtures page for events further afield.
NE Leagues:NEOA currently operates two leagues NEOL & NEUL - details can be found here.
Next MLN event:The league season has now finished and will restart after the summer holidays


MLN (Military League North) details can be found on the British Army Orienteering Club page and results can normally be found here.

Events are generally held on a Wednesday and are usually open to the public. Further information is available from the current League Secretary, (Capt.Al Mathers).

Latest News:

(see Old news section for older news)

Richmond Urban Event 8.7.18 - posted 5.7.18
The next NN event at Richmond on 8.7.18 has had to be postponed due to key personnel now being unavailable that weekend. NN appologise for any inconvenience this may cause but are hoping to re-schedule the event a little later in the the year.
David Brook RIP - posted 27.6.18
A brief recollection of David Brooks life can be found in the reports section
David Brook RIP - posted 10.6.18
I am sorry to tell you that David Brook died on Friday, 8th June aged 77 years. The cancer that prevented him from orienteering recently had spread and he spent the last couple of weeks in St Oswalds Hospice where he was extremely well cared for. Much loved husband of Sheila, loving dad of Martin, Katy and Stephen, he was also a proud grandad. The funeral is to be at the Newcastle Crematorium, West Road on Wednesday the 20th June at 10.30. Family flowers only, donations if desired to St Oswald's Hospice. Our thoughts go out to Sheila and his family.
Yvette Baker Trophy - posted 14.5.18
Following the event held at Bishop Auckland Park on 6.5.18, CLOK have beaten NATO by 893pts to 497pts (see NN results) in the preliminary round of the Yvette Baker Trophy and will go through to the final, which is to be held on 1st July at Arrow Valley Park, Redditch. Well done CLOK and good luck in the final.
BO Safety Course - posted 3.5.18
Patricia Davies (NATO) will be running a BOF safety course, open to all at Bothal, near Ashington, on Tuesday 12th June from 7:00-9:00pm. All event officials (planners, organisers and controllers) must have completed this course, so it is an ideal opportunity for anyone who still needs to complete it. If you are interested please email Tricia Davies by Sunday 20th May. There will be no charge.
NATO club coaching - posted 8.4.18
NATO invites all orienteers whatever club or none to their training event at Druridge Bay (Dunes not Country Park) on Sat, 28th April. All age groups welcome, but please advise of intention to attend as per flyer. The training is aimed at people progressing from Orange to Light Green orienteering courses (moving from Technical Difficulty 3 to 4). Focus will be shifted from using line features and paths to navigation using knolls and depressions, learning to interpret contours and gain experience in a sand dune area.
JK2018 results - posted 4.4.18
The JK was held in the West Midlands this year over the Easter weekend and a number of NN members made the trip down. Full results can be found here but there were a few notable performances - Maya Hampshire -Wright (2/38, W14A) and Nigel Wright (11/66, M45L). There was also a good result in the Mixed Ad Hoc relays by Nigel Wright, Julian and Barney Warren finishing 2nd. Well done to all those members who took part.
CSC round 1 results - 11.3.18 - posted 11.3.18
Round 1 of the CSC / Trophy was hosted by SYO at Canklow today. Due to a variety of injuries to some key members, the club entered a very depleted team managing to field only 10 counting runners (13 needed to cover all courses). Full results can be found here. Unfortunately we were well beaten on points on the day but well done to all club members who turned out.