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Tweet Friday 12th January 2018

Heading back to University after the festive break?

Are you thinking: New Year… New Sport?

Or just wanting to keep fit between studying but find running boring, try orienteering?

Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.

University Orienteering is a great place to either continue to be involved in orienteering or start it from new. There are a number of Universities with clubs and groups around the UK.

There are many orienteering clubs already being enjoyed by many students at Universities across the UK at different stages of their studies. Some who have just started their degrees, others preparing for their finals. Orienteering challenges body and mind.

Alex Lines
Kerria Rowan
“I soon discovered the University itself also had a welcoming club which I joined and after Christmas headed off to BUCs, a national inter-university event. This was a mega fun weekend of races with lots of opportunity for making new friends over a meal and an optional night out.”
Alex Lines, York Orienteering Club (UYOC)

 

I started orienteering in my first year at University having gone to university with an open mind to try something new. I enjoy running but like a lot of people can sometimes find running a little dull and motivating yourself to get out especially in the winter can be difficult. Joining the University Orienteering Club was one of the best things I have ever done.”
Kerria Rowan is now addicted to the sport and is now a current member of Southdowns Orienteers Club.

 

 

 

 

 


Joining in is easy!

Here are details of University Orienteering Clubs with the contact links for each:

Aberdeen University Orienteering Club (AUOC)
Contact Janne Heikkinen
Facebook

University of Bristol Orienteering Club (UBOC)
Contact Tom Dobra
Website
Facebook

Cambridge University Orienteering Club (CUOC)
Contact the Captains
Website
Facebook

Durham University Orienteering Club (DUOC)
Contact Club Captains
Website
Facebook

Edinburgh University Orienteering Club (EUOC)
Contact Briony Kincaid
Website
Facebook

Glasgow University Orienteering Club (GUOC)
Contact Simon Gardner
Facebook

Leeds University Orienteering Club (LUUOC)
Contact Ash Stratton-Powell
Website
Facebook

Loughborough University Orienteering (LUOC)
Contact Philip Vokes
Website
Facebook

Oxford University Orienteering Club (OUOC)
Contact Harrison McCartney
Website
Facebook

University of Sheffield Orienteering Club (SHUOC)
Contact Club Captain / Secretary
Website
Facebook

University of Newcastle Orienteering Club (UNOC)
Contact Henry Ling
Website
Facebook

University of York Orienteering Club (UYOC)
Contact Club Captain / Secretary
Website
Facebook

 

More information about these clubs can be found here.
 

If your University hasn't got an Orienteering Club, then why not set up your own University Orienteering club or group?
Support and advice is available, simply contact National Office.
Email: info@britishorienteering.org.uk
 

Still interested in orienteering, but just want to know more?
Find out more here.

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