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Training nights run on Wednesday evenings during school terms. The evenings involve a variety of activities aimed at improving fitness while honing orienteering skills. Each week the training is held in a different location in or near Cambridge. We join forces with CUOC, the university club, so during the University terms the training tends to be in Cambridge, and further afield outside of Uni term times.

All are very welcome, whatever your orienteering skills or fitness there will be courses to suit. The format of each event varies but usually there are multiple different mini courses of differing abilities. Coaches are on hand to explain the basics, everything you want to know about the sport or give tips to help you improve.

Please arrive at 6.30 p.m. We usually finish between 8.00-8.30 p.m.

Regular training costs: £1 per Adult, 50p per Junior or Student, £1.50 per Family.

For further information please contact

Training Orienteering League:

Six league competition events are spread throughout the year with short, medium and long courses (2, 4 & 6k). Best four runs out of the six events count and each course length is a separate league so there should be a competitive option for everyone or a full length course on a Wednesday evening for those that would just like a run or an interesting walk.

Start times for League Events are from 6:30pm to 7pm.

League event costs: £2 per Adult, £1 per Junior or Student, £3 per Family.


Club Night Schedule


Wednesday 24th May - Compass, pacing and urban score, Cherry Hinton Hall

Skill: Compass, pacing and urban score
Training suitable for seniors and accompanied older juniors

Location: Cherry Hinton Hall, Google map, Postcode CB1 8DW

There will be SI cards available to borrow if needed.

Wednesday 31st May - Programme, Summer Term Training

31st May, Epping East League event, Interclub competition See www.chig.org.uk for details.
7th June, Fen Ditton, CB5 8SX
14th June, Therfield Heath, SG8 5BG

Wednesday 21st June - Annual Punt Orienteering, PuntO

Annual Punt Orienteering based on a punt moving on the River Cam with runners leaving the punt to run short courses before meeting up with their punt again.
Mixture of urban & park orienteering and punting.
Open to all.
6.45 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
Picnic follows at about 8.30 p.m. with prize giving at 9.00 p.m.

Just turn up to join in as ad hoc team will be formed on the night (or you can create a team of 6/7 in advance if you prefer).
No punting (or even running) experience required.
Cost: Adults: £5, Juniors/Students: £1

Location: Trinity Punts, Google map, Postcode CB3 9DA


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