Northern Navigators Orienteering Club

formerly Lanchester Orienteers

previously Browney Waders

established 1969

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Page last updated 7th December


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 results30.10.16 - Bishop Auckland Park (Level D - NE Score Champs) simple results
 30.10.16 - Bishop Auckland Park (Level D - NE Score Champs) controls visited
 11.09.16 - Chesterhope Common (Level C) simple results
 11.09.16 - Chesterhope Common (Level C) splits

Future activities:

Next NN committee details tba
Next NN club night08.12.16 (Thurs) No Club Night this week
Next NN event26.12.16 (Mon) Houghall Woods (NN level D) Charity Score event
Next local events10.12.16 (Sat) Pegswood, Morpeth (NATO level D) Winter LOP Series
 11.12.16 (Sun) Fylingdales (CLOK level C)
 17.12.16 (Sat) TeesSide University, Middlesbrough (CLOK level D) Autumn Short Race Series
 18.12.16 (Sun) Plessey Wood, Bedlington (NATO level D) Festive Frolics
Other eventsSee British Orienteering fixtures page for events further affield.
NE LeaguesNEOA currently operates two leagues NEOL & NEUL - details can be found here.
Next MLN event7.12.16 (Wed) Warcop Brackenbar - 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.Tony Ryder).

Latest News:

(see Old news section for older news)

NN AGM minutes 15.11.16 - posted 7.12.16
The club's Annual General Meeting was held on 15.11.16. Minutes are available here. Chairmans report to follow - Treasurers report will be sent to members.
NEOA Delegate Conference 20.11.16 - posted 1.12.16
The NEOA Delegate Conference was held at West Moor Community Association following the NATO Urban event at Killingworth on 20th November. There was a very limited attendance but minutes of the meeting can be found here. Chairmanship of the Association is currently circulated round the three member clubs, with Alasdair Wilson-Craw (NATO) taking over from Peter Archer (CLOK) for the coming year.
NEOL & NEUL final positions - posted 20.11.16
The NE Orienteering League and Urban League have now finished and final standings for 2016 can be found here. There were some creditable performances from club members with the following topping their respective classes - Debby Warren (NEOL Womens Vet), Jeneba Hampshire-Wright (NEOL Womens Junior), Maya Hampshire-Wright (NEOL Womens Young Junior), Yolanda Hampshire-Wright (NEUL Womens Young Junior). Well done to all who took part over the season.
NN Annual Dinner 10.12.16 - posted 16.11.16
The club's Annual Dinner will take place at Namaste (Indian Restaurant), Meadowfield, Durham on 10th December. Debby Warren is making the arrangements and will be in touch with members shortly, so if you wish to come along then keep this date free in your diary.
NN AGM 15.11.16 - posted 16.11.16
The club's Annual General Meeting was held last night with a limited attendance. Minutes will be available here shortly, but briefly there was no change in the structure of the committee other than Kate Hampshire taking over fixtures from Gary Russell.
NE Score Championships - posted 4.11.16
The NE Score Championships were held at Bishop Auckland Park last weekend and a number of NN members did quite well. Congratulations to the following members who have become NE Score Champions for 2016:
   Kate Hampshire (Open and Vet 40+), Saskia Warren (Junior 16-) and Maya Hamshire-Wright (Young Junior 12-)
NN AGM 15.11.16 - posted 1.11.16
The club's Annual General Meeting will be held this year on Tuesday 15th November at the Cadet Centre, Picktree Lane, Chester-le-Street, starting at 7pm. All club members are invited to attend.
Former NN member Russ Snowdon dies - posted 17.10.16
Former NN member Russell Snowdon has died of pancreatic cancer. Many older members may well recall the Snowdon's who were active at a time when we had a few family groups from the Royal Grammar School's and in this case Dame Allan's school in Newcastle. The funeral takes place on Thursday, 20th October at Newcastle Crematorium, West Road at 1245hrs and afterwards at the Westerhope Golf Club. Our sympathies go out to his wife and family.
October Odyssey results - posted 10.10.16
The October Odyssey, the North East's premier orienteering competition was hosted this year by NATO at Simonside and Slaley Hall last weekend. The Simonside event incorporated the NE Championships and looking at the provisional results several members of NN did well becoming NE champions for 2016 (pending verification). Congratulations to Yolanda Hampshire-Wright (W10), Maya Hampshire-Wright (W12), Jeneba Hampshire-Wright (W14), Saskia Warren (W16), Debby Warren (W50). Full results can be found following this link.