Northern Navigators Orienteering Club

formerly Lanchester Orienteers

previously Browney Waders

established 1969

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Page last updated 4th May


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 results31.01.16 - Cong Burn (Level D) simple results
 31.01.16 - Cong Burn (Level D) splits
 26.12.15 - Chopwell Woodland Park (Charity Score) simple results
 26.12.15 - Chopwell Woodland Park (Charity Score) results with controls

Future activities:

Next NN committee Date and venue tba
Next NN club night05.05.16 (Thurs) - Low Burnhall, Durham
Next NN event08.05.16 (Sun) - Bewick Moor South, Alnwick (NN Level C) - NEOL event
Next local events05.05.16 (Thur) - Northallerton Town Centre (CLOK level D) Summer series
 08.05.16 (Sun) - Bewick Moor South, Alnwick (NN Level C) - NEOL event
 Click here for control descriptions.
Next MLN event25.05.16 (Thur) Richmond Town - details tba


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)

CompassSport Cup - new date - posted 25.4.16
A new date of Saturday 4th June has been set for the re-arranged first round of the CSC and Trophy. The venue is to be the same at Timble Ings - click here for full details.
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.
JK2016 - club results - posted 30.3.16
The JK was held over the Easter weekend this year at various locations over the YHOA region. There were a number of members from the club that made the journey down and full results can be found here. Here are a few positions from the overall results - Barnaby Warren 7/11 (M20L); Nigel Wright 10/86 (M45L); Julian Warren 47/119 (M50L); Scott Watson 53/92 (M55L); Barry Young 57/92 (M55L); Boris Spence 68/86 (M60L); Yolanda Hampshire Wright 6/10 (W10A); Maya Hampshire Wright 8/25 (W12A); Jeneba Hampshire Wright 21/54 (W14A); Saskia Warren 22/54 (W16A); Kate Hampshire 14/56 (W45L); Debby Warren 32/73 (W50L). Bob Cooper mispunched on day 3 and was not placed. Frank Major, David Brook and Mike Bowden also travelled down but only competed on one of the days so did not feature in the overall results.
We had 4 teams in the relays - Mens short (Nigel Wright, Julian Warren, Barney Warren) 15/46; Womens short (Kate Hampshire, Debby Warren, Saskia Warren) 7/35; Juniors (Jeneba, Yolanda and Maya Hampshire Wright) 22/34; the Vet men (Boris Spence, Scott Watson, Dougie Nisbet) were not placed due to a mis-punch.
CompassSportCup & Trophy 2016 update from Tim Moon - posted 7.3.16
Bad news I am afraid, after yet more heavy rain the parking field is unuseable so the event has had to be postponed. The plan is to hold the event on the same area sometime in May or June, we already have permission to do so. Various fixtures secretaries are negotiating a date although one is unlikely to pop out until after the JK.
Xplorer challenge at Shildon - posted 15.2.16
An introduction to orienteering is to be included as part of ParkLife - Durham County Council has provisional plans for 6 sessions of multi-activities at Hackworth Park, Shildon, Co.Durham during the year. The orienteering will be based on the Xplorer package and is primarily aimed at novices and families. It is a family friendly navigation challenge that is educational and fun and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the park to find the markers. It involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making that the whole family can enjoy together. At each marker children need to identify what is pictured and enjoy learning a fun fact to tell their friends. More details to follow when available.