Northern Navigators Orienteering Club

formerly Lanchester Orienteers

previously Browney Waders

established 1969

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Page last updated 25th August


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 results08.05.16 - Bewick Moor South (Level C) simple results
 08.05.16 - Bewick Moor South (Level C) splits
 31.01.16 - Cong Burn (Level D) simple results
 31.01.16 - Cong Burn (Level D) splits

Future activities:

Next NN committee details tba
Next NN club night details tba
Next NN event11.09.16 (Sun) - The Cragg Estate + Chesterhope Common, nr Bellingham (NN level C) NEOL event
Next local events26-29.08.16 (Fri-Mon) - Dalby Forest, Pickering (EBOR level B) White Rose weekend
 31.08.16 (Wed) - Whitley Bay Links (NATO level D) Summer LOP series
 04.09.16 (Sun) - South Gare, Redcar (CLOK level C)
Other eventsSee British Orienteering fixtures page for events further afield.
Next MLN event21.09.16 (Wed) Hamsterley - Royal Signals Champs day 1
 22.09.16 (Thur) Marne Barracks - Royal Signals Champs day 2


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.Tony Ryder).


Latest News:

(see Old news section for older news)

Frank Major, update - posted 12.8.16
It's been almost three months since his operation which in surgical terms was successful and he is recovering well, but is undergoing radio therapy treatment at the Freeman hospital which is a six week programme of daily 'zaps' each of about four minutes duration. There are expected bouts of tiredness following this treatment but he is trying to get back to a 'normal' routine with some light running.
CompassSport Trophy - posted 4.6.16
It was a valiant effort for all the members that managed to make it to the CompassSport Trophy event at Timble Ings, with some fine performances by some competitors. Unfortunately due to a depleted team (only 9 competitors) we finished last, but well done to SROC who triumphed on the day and will represent the north in the Trophy final. SYO proved too strong for the other 'big' teams in the Cup competition. Full results are available on the website.
Frank Major - posted 31.5.16
Good and bad news - Our former chairman and long standing club member, Frank Major was admitted to hospital last Friday to undergo serious neuro surgery at the RVI for the removal of a suspected brain tumour. He is expecting to be discharged from hospital this week if all goes to plan, but may be out of competitve orienteering till a full recovery is made. We wish him all the best and hope to see him at an event in the near future.
Northern Championships - club results - posted 17.4.16
The Northern Championships were contested this weekend at Mulgrave Woods, preceded by an urban event around the streets of Whitby. There were a number of members from the club that made the trip down with varying success. Full results can be found on the CLOK website, but one outstanding performance from Maya Hampshire Wright saw her become the W12 Northern Champion for 2016 - well done to Maya. A fuller report with pictures is to follow - see the reports section.