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Northern Navigators Orienteering Club

formerly Lanchester Orienteers

previously Browney Waders

established 1969

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Page last updated 22.11.17


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 results07.10.17 - Washington (OO day 1 - regional event) simple results by course
 07.10.17 - Washington (OO day 1 - regional event) split results by class
 08.10.17 - Hamsterley Low Redford & Windy Bank (OO day 2 - regional event) simple results by course
 08.10.17 - Hamsterley Low Redford & Windy Bank (OO day 2 - regional event) split results by class
 7-8.10.17 - October Odyssey (regional event) overall results by class

Future activities:

Next NN committeeDetails tba
Next NN club night23.11.17 (Thurs) Durham see details
Next NN event26.12.17 (Tues) Houghall Woods, Durham, details tbc
Next local events25.11.17 (Sat) Shankhouse, Cramlington (NATO local event) Autumn/Winter LOP series
 02.12.17 (Sat) Yarm School (CLOK local event) Autumn Series
 03.12.17 (Sun) Jesmond Dene, Newcastle (NATO regional event)
 09.12.17 (Sat) Redburn & Chirton, North Shields (NATO local event) Autumn/Winter LOP series
 10.12.17 (Sun) Cod Beck, Osmotherly (CLOK regional event)
Other eventsSee British Orienteering fixtures page for events further afield.
NE LeaguesNEOA currently operates two leagues NEOL & NEUL - details can be found here.
Next MLN event29.11.17 (Wed) Laver Banks, Ripon - details tba, 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).

Latest News:

(see Old news section for older news)

CompassSport Cup & Trophy 2018 - posted 17.10.17
The first round of the CSCup & Trophy is to be held on Sunday, 11th March 2018. The nearest venue for our club will be hosted by SYO at Canklow near Rotherham. Details of the CSC competition can be found here. This is one of the premier club team competitions and being a small club we will be entered in the Trophy. The winner of this round of the Trophy will make it through to the final so it is important that club members keep this date free in there diary. Entry fees will be paid by the club - Debbie Warren is the current club team captain and will probably be in touch nearer the date..
NN AGM minutes (16.11.17) - posted 17.10.17
The club's Annual General Meeting was held on 16.11.17 and the Minutes are available here. The Treasurers report will be sent separately to club members.
Club AGM - 16.11.17 - posted 18.10.17
The club's Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, 16th November 2017, starting 7pm at the Cadet Centre, Chester-le-Street. All members are invited to attend. Last years minutes can be found here.
October Odyssey 2017 update - posted 16.10.17
Final results are now available - could class winners of the October Odyssey and NE Champions please conact the organiser with your address details so that certificates can be posted out.
Scott Watson completes Bob Graham Round - posted 10.7.17
Elusive NN member Scott Watson has successfully completed the Bob Graham Round, one of the toughest challenges anywhere in fell running - a fantastic achievement. It involves a 66 mile circuit of 42 of the highest peaks in the English Lake District within 24 hours, climbing 27000 ft, starting and finishing in Keswick. Most attempts end in failure with only one in three attempts successful - Scott now joins an exclusive club of victors.
Details of the Round can be found here
British Orienteering 50 years old – almost! - posted 31.3.17
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the British Orienteering Federation. The inaugural meeting was held at 7.30 p.m. on 17 June 1967 in Barnard Castle, and the first British Orienteering Championships were held in Hamsterley Forest, Co. Durham the following day. For a fuller report click here.