Northern Navigators Orienteering Club

formerly Lanchester Orienteers

previously Browney Waders

established 1969

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Page last updated 20th October


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 results11.09.16 - Chesterhope Common (Level C) simple results
 11.09.16 - Chesterhope Common (Level C) splits
 08.05.16 - Bewick Moor South (Level C) simple results
 08.05.16 - Bewick Moor South (Level C) splits

Future activities:

Next NN committee details tba
Next NN club night20.10.16 (Thur) No club night this week
Next NN event30.10.16 (Sun) Bishop Auckland Park (NN level D) NE Score Championships
Next local events22.10.16 (Sat) Shankhouse, Cramlington (NATO level D) Winter LOP series
Other eventsSee British Orienteering fixtures page for events further afield.
Next MLN event2.11.16 (Wed) Errington Woods - pre-enrty 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)

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.
Event Safety and Welfare Workshop - posted 27.9.16
If members can't make the NATO workshop (26.11.16) and there is enough demand from within the club then Phill Batts may be able to put on another course. Please email the club secretary so he can ascertain numbers. It is very important that any member who would like to organise, plan or control any event needs to attend a workshop before the end of the year.
Event Safety and Welfare Workshop - posted 19.9.16
British Orienteering have indicated that it is their intention to insist that all Event Officials – Organiser, Planner, and Controller - have attended an Event Safety & Welfare Workshop by 1st January 2017. NATO are planning to host a workshop on Saturday 26th November 2016 and are offering places to members of NATO and other clubs in the area. The course will take place in Whitley Bay from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., following a low-key Saturday LOPS at nearby Seaton Sluice. If you would like to attend this workshop then please book your place asap (numbers will be limited by the size of the room!) by emailing Tricia Davies.
Barney Warren injury - posted 5.9.16
Barney Warren, one of the clubs up and comming juniors sustained a bad leg injury at the recent White Rose event. Whilst competing at the night event he tripped and broke his left femur (upper leg). Fortunately a few following competitors came to his aid and the mountain rescue was alerted who got him to a track so that an ambulance could rush him to hosiptal. The leg has been stabilised using a meal rod and pins which will stay in place for at least 6 weeks. Its a sad end to the summer break for Barney and we wish him all the best and hope he makes a speedy recovery.
Frank Major, update - posted 12.8.16
It's been almost three months since his operation which in surgical terms was successful and he is recovering well, but is undergoing radio therapy treatment at the Freeman hospital which is a six week programme of daily 'zaps' each of about four minutes duration. There are expected bouts of tiredness following this treatment but he is trying to get back to a 'normal' routine with some light running.