Northern Navigators Orienteering Club

formerly Lanchester Orienteers

previously Browney Waders

established 1969

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Page last updated 7.12.18


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 results21.10.18 - Fontburn Reservoir (local event) simple results
 21.10.18 - Fontburn Reservoir (local event) splits
 23.09.18 - Edges Green (local event) simple results
 23.09.18 - Edges Green (local event) splits

Future activities:

Next NN committee:details tba
Next NN club night:details tba
Next NN event:26.12.18 (Wed) Aykley Heads, Durham (local event) Boxing Day Charity Score, details tbc
Other local events:12.12.18 (Wed) Silverlink (NATO local event) Night Owls
 15.12.18 (Sat) Richardson Dees Park, Wallsend (NATO local event) Winter LOP
 23.12.18 (Sun) Plessey Woods (NATO local event) Festive Frolics
Major events:23.02.19 (Sat) Muir of Dinnet, Scotland (MAROC Major event) British Night Champs
 10.03.19 (Sun) Wharncliffe Woods, Sheffield (SYO Major event) Northern Champs
 19-22.04.19 (Fri-Mon) Aldershot / Newbury area (SCOA Major event) JK weekend
 05.05.19 (Sun) Kilnsey North & Arncliffe (AIRE Major event) British Orienteering Champs
 06.05.19 (Mon) Middeton Park, Leeds (AIRE Major event) British Relay Champs
Next MLN event:16.1.19 (Wed) Beverley Westwood, nr Hull - pre-entry required

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).

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.

Latest News:

(see Old news section for older news)

NN AGM minutes, 20.11.18 - posted 22.11.18
The club's Annual General Meeting was held on 20.11.18 and the Minutes are available here. The Treasurers report will be sent separately to club members.
Frank Major RIP - posted 12.11.18
A brief recollection of Frank Major's life can be found in the reports section
NN AGM - posted 26.10.18
All club members are invited to attend the club's Annual General Meeting which is to be held on Tuesday, 20th November 2018 at the Cadet Centre, Chester-le-Street, starting at 7pm.
Frank Major RIP - posted 21.10.18
I've just heard the sad news today that Frank Major passed away peacefully aged 74 years on 9th October 2018. Frank was one of the leading members in the early days of the club serving as club chairman for quite a few years and most notable for his role as co-ordinator of the inaugural British Orienteering Championsips 25th Anniversary event at Hamsterley in 1992. He had been awarded an MBE, was a JP and also well known in other non-orienteering circles. A beloved husband to Pat, inspiring father to Esmé and Andrew and grandfather to Max, Laurie, Henry, James and Freya. The Funeral Service was held at St George's Church, Fatfield, Washington on Wednesday, 17th October. He will be dearly missed by all that had the pleasure to meet him. Our sympathies go out to his wife Pat and all the family.
Pat Malley RIP - posted 3.9.18
Members of NEOA will be very sorry to learn that Pat Malley passed away last week. Pat was a senior member of an orienteering family widely known in the North East and beyond, with membership of Northern Navigators formerly and latterly Newcastle & Tyneside Orienteers. Pat's funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, 7th September, at Mountsett Crematorium near Burnopfield, DH9 9LL. We send sympathy to the family at this sad time.
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.