Orienteering is an exciting and challenging outdoor sport that exercises both mind and body.
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Orienteering is an exciting and challenging outdoor sport that exercises both mind and body. The aim is to navigate between control points marked on a map; as a competitive sport the challenge is to complete the course in the quickest time choosing your own best route; as a recreational activity it does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run or walk making progress at your own pace on the courses planned to suit you.
City, forest or moor, not to mention the rain, snow, wind and sunshine, orienteering can prove to be a challenge for your mind and muscles...
Successes & History of LUUOC
LUUOC (Leeds University Union Orienteering and Fell Running Club) is now entering its sixth year. With recent successes including our club tour to Sweden, good results at BUCS 2016, the Edinburgh Big Weekend, and the organisation of 2014 BUCS in Leeds (awarding LUUOC with Best Event at the Riley Smith Awards),
We run weekly training in and around Leeds on Wednesday evenings. This is a mixture of navigation and fitness training and we also organise regular group offroad runs. Our sessions cater for everyone from those still getting to grips with the sport to elite athletes (or so we like to think).
The union's Get Out Get Active scheme also organises a 5 week beginner training programme on Wednesday afternoons (starting this October). If you are new to the sport this an ideal way to get started.
Key dates for your calendar:
Sun 8th Fell Race: Withins Skyline, Haworth
Sat 14th Score Event: Adel Village, Leeds (AIRE)
Wed 18th GIVE IT A GO: Campus Sprint (2pm outside LUU)
Wed 25th Score Event: Roberts Park & First Wood, Lower Baildon (AIRE Autumn Night League)
Sat 28th Fell Race: 'Race you to the Summit', Todmorden
Tue 31st Score Event: Danefield (AIRE Vampire O)
Sat 4th Fell Race: Shepherd's Skyline, Todmorden
Sun 5th Fell Race: Cop Hill, Meltham
Wed 8th Score Event: Pudsey (AIRE Autumn Night Score)
Sat 11th Event: Conyngham Hall, Harrogate (CLARO YHOA Night League)
Sun 12th Event: Langfield Common, Todmorden (CLARO YHOA Superleague)
Wed 15th Score Event: Bramley Fall, Pudsey (AIRE Autumn Night League)
Sat 18th Fell Race: Cyclists vs Harriers, Bingley
Sun 19th Event: Swinsty & Beecroft, Harrogate (CLARO)
Sun 26th Event: Ecclesall, Sheffield (SYO)
Sat 9th Fell Race: 'Vocation', Mytholmyrod
Sun 17th Fell Race: 'Stoop', Howarth
3rd March 2018 BUCS 2018, Oxford
What to do next?!
Join our wonderful Facebook Group; https://www.facebook.com/groups/LUUOC/ - A great place to find out about upcoming events and get involved in everything that we do!
Become a member for just £5 (includes BOF affiliation). Membership runs for one academic year. All our training and events in Leeds are FREE to members.
Email us – Contact details can be found below, we’d love to hear from you.
No need to purchase loads of kit. LUUOC has a supply of compasses, SI cards, head torches, control description holders whistles that we loan out (for free) to members. Comfortable running shoes with good grip are a must. Leggings are useful to protect your legs from stings and scratches. And some sense of direction is helpful too!
The club has purchased an electronic SI timing kit with support from the Footsteps Fund and runs its own events throughout the year.
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