Club Nights

What we do

Tuesday evenings 6.30 to 8.00pm.

Most sessions will be lead by or assisted by a club coach and there will be a focus on learning or practicing key orienteering skills.

The format, activity and location of Club Nights varies through the year. We usually identify a nearby pub for those wanting to socialise afterwards.

  • In the Autumn the sessions are currently MapRuns using GPS to identify the control sites mainly urban settings in different parts of the City and County.
  • We take a break during December.
  • From January onwards they are based at South Charnwood High School (see Map Link). We use the Gym and grounds for a mix of orienteering skills, physical training, and fun activities – indoor and outdoor activities depending on weather conditions.
  • As the evening light improves in March onwards, we can use other venues.
  • In the late spring and summer whilst the Summer League is running, the club takes another break.


Booking and Contacts

In order to ensure we print enough maps or other materials, it is helpful if you book in advance via the web page for the evening –

Do I need to be a club member?

You do not need to join the club while you come to taster sessions, but you get free club magazine and refund of some event fees if you do. Senior membership fee is £15 and Juniors are £9. 

If you are a newcomer to the club, Please contact the Organiser prior to your first session so that we can ensure the Newcomers Resource Pack is brought along.

Charge: Families £5, Adults £3 and children £1.50 per session.

Contact: Derek Herd; Tel: 07920090299; email: derek@herd.kiwi

Our coaches are shown at http://www.leioc.org.uk/our-coaches-2/



Kit and Equipment

For the MapRuns, you will need a GPS enabled smart phone; shoes suitable for the terrain, usually hard surfaces; and clothes suitable for the weather conditions. Everything else can be provided or loaned.

For the school based sessions you will need indoor shoes for the gym as well as outdoor.

Beginner wanting to buy equipment are welcome to try out the club’s loan compasses and dibbers during one of the sessions (and/or at an event) before choosing.


Upcoming Dates

2022

Tuesday 23 August Club Night Bradgate Maprun
Tuesday 6 September Club Night Maprun Rowlatts Hill
Tuesday 13 September Club Night Melton Maprun
Tuesday 20 September Club Night Fairmeadow Maprun
Tuesday 4 October Club Night Maprun Wigston
Tuesday 11 October Club Night MapRun tbc
Tuesday 1 November Club Night Maprun Whetstone
Tuesday 22 November Club Night Glenfield/ Western Park Maprun