What is Orienteering


Summer League 2020. Event 1

The club is pleased to confirm that our first 2020 Summer League event will be at Dishley Grange on Tuesday 4th August. For details see the LEI web site.
With the restrictions placed on the sport because of the current pandemic the event will be slightly different – more like an event from the 1980’s

Pre-Entry is required and competitors will be allocated a start time. The link for Pre entry is:

Entries close at 11.30pm on Monday 3rd August. 2020
If you have not pre entered please do not turn up expecting a run.

Entries are limited to 30 with preference given to LEI members. We will not be accepting entries from non BOF members.
Competitors will be sent further instructions including a code of conduct which must be adhered too.

Payment: normal Local Event fees apply (£5 seniors, £1.50 juniors) Given the unusual circumstances that exist at present the club is offering Buy One Get One Free! Payment will be collected at the end of the League.

Chris Phillips
Event Coordinator.

LEI Sprint Planning Competition Results

The results of the LEI Sprint Planning Competition are available from the following link:

Summer League 2020

The club are pleased to announce that we will be returning to competitive orienteering with a shortened Summer League programme, of seven events, starting on Tuesday 4th August 2020. The starting date is subject to the relaxing of the lockdown restriction in Leicester and the surrounding suburbs.
There will be a number of restrictions and changes, from the normal, in relation to the events;
Entry limited to 30 with preference given to LEI members.
Pre entry and pre pay, with allocated start times.
Simplified controls and timing.
Social Distancing and Hygiene rules.
Further details will be published nearer the start date.

Chris Phillips
Events Coordinator.

Pre season training at Martinshaw Woods

Download the Martinshaw MaprunF Score Course from BOF POC list to gain experience in racing with Virtual orienteering and the equipment you need. Your phone linked to a gps watch can be the easiest, but its up to you to try it out. Details are in the Friday 10th July  Mailchimp sent to members.


This course will remain open after the Leicester Lockdown ends, so that everyone can practice.

MaprunF Willesley Woodlands Market Bosworth and extra course at Irchester

The Woodland Trust have given permission to put in MaprunF courses at Willesley.  All controls are virtual controls, ie there are no markers!   The County Council have allowed us to add a Maprun Yellow course to the POC courses at Market Bosworth and courses at Beacon Hill. There is a Score style at Irchester Country Park, and courses at Fosse Meadows with permission from Blaby  (To be published shortly by BOF.) 

Postponement of Up and Out Programme

As the government has reintroduced restrictions on travel and activities in Leicester and surrounding areas, we are postponing the Up and Out programme until further notice.