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:
Wed 28th - Training: "Cones of Death" - Hyde Park - 5.30pm
Wed 5th - Off Road Run
Sun 9th - Withins Skyline (Fell Race)
Mon 10th Oct - GIVE IT A GO - Campus Sprint - 6pm
Wed 12th - Group off-road run
Thur 13th - Fresher Social - tbc
Wed 19th - Training: "Death Star" - Meanwood Park
Wed 26th - Event: "President's Hell-O" - Burley
Sun 30th - Bronte Way (Fell Race)
Wed 2nd - Training: "Masters & Slaves" - Campus
Sun 6th - Cop Hill (Fell Race)
Wed 9th - Group off-road run
Sat 12th - Harriers vs Cyclists (Fell Race)
Wed 16th - Training: "Control Pick up lines" - Sugarwell
Wed 23rd - Hash: "Flour Power"
Wed 30th - Training: "Broken Windows"
November Lakeland Training Weekend - tbc
w/c 5th - Otley Run - tbc
Wed 7th - Group off-road run
Wed 14th - Training: "Festive Memory Loss"
21st/22nd Jan - Edinburgh Big Weekend
Feb (tbc) - BUCS Orienteering Championships
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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