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Northern Navigators Orienteering Club

formerly Lanchester Orienteers

previously Browney Waders

established 1969

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Page last updated 16.3.18


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 results24.02.18 - 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:Club Nights have finished and will restart in the New Year
Next NN event:06.05.18 (Sun) Bishop Auckland Park (local event) inc Yvette Baker Trophy Rd.1, details tba
Other local events:17.03.18 (Sat) Whitburn (Souter Light) (NATO local event) P O S T P O N E D
 25.03.18 (Sun) Boltby Forest & Dale Town Moor (CLOK National event) Acorn Trophy
 08.04.18 (Sun) Morpeth (NATO local event) Urban - Morpeth Gathering
Major events:30.3-2.4.18 (Easter) Cannock Chase (WMOA Major event) The JK Festival
 19.5.18 (Sat) Balmoral Estate (SOA Major event) British Orienteering Champs
 20.5.18 (Sun) Torphantrick, Ballater (SOA Major event) British Relay Champs
Other events:See British Orienteering fixtures page for events further afield.
NE LeaguesNEOA currently operates two leagues NEOL & NEUL - details can be found here.
Next MLN event:28.03.18 (Wed) Watermillock, Ullswater - 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)

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.
Durham City 24.2.18 results - posted 27.2.18
The results for the event at Durham City have been updated to indicate the NE Night Champions - certificates will be available from DUOC shortly.
Cong Burn 21.1.18 results - posted 22.1.18
We have had problems with the results for Cong Burn - firstly several E-tags were not working correctly and wouldn't download and secondly a control (156) was mis-positioned which adversly affected some runners on the Brown course. Upon further investigation, no information could be retrieved from the failed tags even though they would still flash. EMIT have suggested returning the tags for replacement, but any data on them would be lost. We must apologise for this and offer those affected a reduced fee run at the next NN event they attend. We have to retain at least the BO levy and cost of map printing so the next run will be at the Junior rate for seniors and will be free for those juniors affected. In the unlikely event of this situation happening in the future, a similar refund will be given on the day.
Unfortunately control 156 wasn't in the right place which affected 3 of the courses, but mostly the Brown. This and the problem with the E-tag failures has meant that the Brown course will have to be voided.
To be fair we have asked that the event be withdrawn from the NEOL as these problems will have an effect on possible NEOL points awarded.
Temple Memorial Park Proposed Development - posted 7.1.18
There has been a planning application by a private company to build on part of Temple Memorial Park which will affect use of the area for future activities. If these plans go ahead a number of sports such as Orienteering, Cross Country, Cycle Cross, etc. will lose their use of the area for events, not to mention the use of the land for informal activities by families. In 1961 the Ecclesiastical Commissioners gifted the Park to the people of the Borough, in recognition of the part they played in winning the 1939 - 1945 war at sea. There are a number of links below that may interest you if you want to find out more and maybe object to the plans. I hope they are helpful and maybe you could let others know.
    Link to Friends of Temple Memorial Park Facebook Group - set up just days after the plans were published.
    Link to planning application on the South Tyneside Council Website.
    Link to comments page to object to the plans.
    Link to Online petition set up by local residents.
World Orienteering Day - posted 7.1.18
The next World Orienteering Day is to be Wednesday May 23rd 2018. People all over the world will take part in locally organised orienteering events, and celebrate the biggest worldwide orienteering event ever. The club will be hoping to arrange something for the day - further details to follow.
Club Annual Dinner - posted 1.1.18
A new date for the club's annual dinner has been set for Saturday, 27th January. As yet there is no venue booked but if anyone would like to make a suggestion then please let Debby Warren know. She will be in touch in the new year with more details.
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.