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Summer League 7 Johns Lee Wood

Please note that the Summer League 7 event at Johns Lee Wood has been moved to Thursday 10th June 2021. This is because of issues with availability.

All other details remain the same.
If you have already entered and are not able to take part on the new date, please let the club’s Minor Fixtures Coordinator Ursula Williamson know. Email ursula.williamson.orienteer@gmail.com

Chris Phillips
Events Coordinator.

Covid 19 and Leicester

For those of you who are worried about what is happen in Leicester, please read the text below which is from the BBC News Website.

BBC News Online.
Government advice that emerged urging people not to travel into and out of areas hit by the Indian coronavirus variant – including Leicester – was incorrect, Leicester City Council has said.

The guidance for Kirklees, Bedford, Burnley, Leicester, Hounslow and North Tyneside says people in these areas should try to avoid meeting indoors.

However, the city’s director of public health Professor Ivan Browne said representatives from the authority met with government officials today after they became aware of the updated guidance that was issued on Friday without an announcement.
He said: “These officials confirmed there are no restrictions on travel in or out of each of our areas and it was a mistake to suggest there was.
“There are no local lockdowns and there is no justification for Leicester to be treated differently to the rest of the country.
“No-one from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) or Public Health England contacted us about this advice, to explain the rationale behind it or give any other information.
“As it stands, Leicester has lower rates of the variant than other parts of the country, and we have a plan in place for stepping up our vaccination rate as agreed with the government last week.
“We always suggest that people should take a cautious approach and make sensible judgements when restrictions are eased as part of the government’s roadmap, and that still applies.”

Route Gadget open for Donisthorpe & Narborough

Load your tracks now, click on Route gadget link and choose event. Draw route if you don’t have any gps tracks,


Returning to Competitive Orienteering (Again!)

It is hoped that the club will restart competitive events after Easter.

The first event that is planned is an EMOA League Event at Bagworth Heath on Sunday 25th April. This should be followed by the first Summer League Event on 27th April.

The restart is conditional on further guidance from the Government via British Orienteering and the availability of permission from landowners. It is likely that there will be a number of changes to the Summer League programme as we progress through the summer.

The Bagworth event will have a limit of 150. It will be pre-entry only via Fabian4. Initially places will be restricted to EMOA members only.

At present we only have volunteers for 7 of the 17 Summer League events. If you have not already volunteered please do so. Without event officials for the remaining Summer League events, they will not be able to take place.

We should have further information on the restart by Easter. I will update the website and Facebook pages as soon as possible.

Chris Phillips
Events Coordinator.

March mapruns

Evington Park has a beginner course and Evington Arboretum and the Park have a course for the more experienced. Find the courses at:  https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/pocs

Arboretum POC

Arboretum POC & VOC

Evington POC & VOC

Evington POC & VOC parking

Houghton Start/ finish

Houghton urban short course

Maprun6 February 2021

Make use of the latest Maprun6 app. New Lockdown courses in Kibworth and Oakham tested by local residents. Download from British Orienteering site.