What is Orienteering


Rescheduling of the Martinshaw Event

The club is intending to reschedule the Martinshaw event, that was cancelled because of the bad weather, on Sunday 5th April 2020. Whilst most of the logistics for the event are in place there are still one or issues to finalise. One these have been completed we will confirm that the event is going ahead.
In the interim if you can help on the new date please let Derek Herd know.

Junior Team Championship

Yvette Baker Troph Heat  – The Outwoods, Loughborough
Sunday 29th March

We are now looking for juniors to register for the Yvette Baker Trophy (YBT) heats on the 29th March at The Outwoods. The YBT is an annual inter-club competition for juniors, who compete in courses appropriate for their age and ability from yellow through to green, with points awarded depending on their finishing position.  In order to have the best chance of making it to the final we need as many of our LEI juniors as possible to run!   The YBT heat runs parallel to the East Midlands League fixture, so the format of the event will be as usual.

If you would like to register your child /children for the YBT heat, please click here to complete the form

CompassSport Cup Heat 15th March

Good news!  You can now sign up for the CompassSport Cup on 15th March 2020 at Aspley Heath, near Milton Keynes.  LEI are offering 50 free places as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, so sign up soon!

Click  HERE to sign up via an entry form for LEI members.  Places are limited, and the deadline is 29th Feb.  We are able to sign up non-competitive entries on competition courses (i.e. on orange, green but NOT white, yellow or light green).

The heat is being hosted by South Midlands Orienteering Club. Please visit their website for the latest information on the event.  http://www.smoc.info/Fixtures/2020/2020Aspley.htm

IMPORTANT Please note that there is a participant limit for the competition area.  If the limit is reached through CompassSport Cup pre-entries, entry on the day will not go ahead.  That affects the non-CSC courses from yellow to light green.  Availability can only be confirmed at a later date, once entries close, so please factor this into your planning for the day.  LEI may also be limited on how many participants we can pre-enter for the CSC.   Any entries we receive over the limit will be put onto a reserve list.

If you have any questions, please email Esther Revell, the Club captain, forestcorner.2010@gmail.com.

LEI Dinner and Awards Evening


The 2020 LEI Dinner and Awards Evening
Will take place on
Saturday 7th March 2020
At the Longcliffe Golf Club Loughborough LE11 3YA
Gathering from 7.00pm, seated at 7.45 pm.
A dress code is in operation: No denim, t-shirts, trainers, etc. Gentlemen in jacket and tie. Ladies in suitable attire.
Cost per Person £23.00 Guests are welcome. Bookings should be made by 24th February 2020, via the club online entry system

Dishes may include nuts, gluten and dairy products. If you have any special dietary requirements, we will accommodate them, within reason, or if you wish to be seated with somebody in particular, please note this on the online entry form.

Payment ideally should be made directly into the Club’s bank account, account number 74893286 at sort code 09-01-54, giving your name as the reference. Alternatively, a cheque may be sent to the Treasurer (Roger Edwards), made payable to Leicestershire Orienteering Club

Homemade Mackerel and Horseradish Pate and Melba Toast
Fanned Melon and Berries
Egg Mayonnaise
Wild Mushroom Soup
Garlic Mushrooms on Brioche
Traditional Prawn Cocktail
Poached Fillet of Salmon, served in a Hollandaise Sauce
Lamb Steak, served with Redcurrant Jus
Roast Pork, served with Apple Sauce
Braised Blade of Beef, served in a Red Wine Sauce
Roast Chicken with Stuffing
Wild Mushroom Risotto (v)
All of the above are served with a selection of fresh seasonal vegetables and potatoes

Lemon Meringue Pie
Bread and Butter Pudding and Custard
Chocolate and Raspberry Roulade
Fresh Fruit Pavlova
Mixed Berry Crumble with Custard

Cheese and Biscuits

Coffee/Tea and Chocolate

Congratulations to our 2019 Champions

East Midlands League 2019
Yellow, Male: Felix Jarvis
Yellow, Female: Cerys Glover
Orange, Male: Daniel Glover
Orange, Female: Robyn Jarvis
Light Green, Male: Ben Glover
Short Green, Male: Kevin Gallagher

East Midlands Urban League 2019
Junior Men: Ben Glover
Open Men: James Rogers

Children in need club night raises £122

Thanks to the junior bakers, Toni for putting out the courses and providing the face “spots” and Birthe for sorting the games.

Children in Need baking