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High Ash entry deadline is approachingLate entry rates apply after 14th October

Final details for the High Ash event are now available here. On line entries will remain open until a few days before the event, but the entry fee for adult entries rises by £2 after this Sunday (14th), so now is the time to enter!

Wed 10 OctRead more…

Monthly Newsletter

We are now issuing a monthly newsletter by email, giving a list of upcoming WAOC events and activities, with brief details of other events in the region and nationally, as well as a summary of recent news items from the website. This is distinct from our award winning club magazine, JabberWAOC. You do not have to be a member to sign up to receive the newsletter. If you wish to be added to the recipient list (which is not shared or used for any other purpose) just send us an email with "subscribe" in the title.

Sun 30 SepRead more…

Be Tick AwareLyme disease is a serious tick borne illness

Ticks are prevalent in Thetford forest generally, including many areas used for orienteering by WAOC and neighbouring clubs. This is one area of the country where ticks carry the bacteria for Lyme disease. This is a debilitating and hard to diagnose condition, so it is important to check yourself (and your family members and pets) for ticks after you run or walk in these forest areas.

Sun 30 SepRead more…

WAGAL 2018 scores Now updated with Ampthill results

The Wagal Scoreboard for 2018 has been updated with points awarded for the Ampthill Park event in September. The next WAGAL event is at High Ash on 28 October.

What's WAGAL? Find out here.

Mon 24 SepRead more…

New to orienteering

While anyone can just turn up at any event, the Saturday ParkO pilot events are ideal for juniors and adults who are new to the sport, providing a way to get familiar with the techniques at your own speed:

Cherry Hinton Hall-2018-10-20

Wandlebury Country Park-2018-11-10

Also 3 of the Wednesday evening sessions have been specially set up for adult novices:

West Cambridge-2018-10-10

Sidgwick Site, University Library and Harvey Court-2018-10-17

Trumpington Meadows-2018-10-24

Though you are welcome to turn up at any evening training session and there will be coaches to welcome you. Click here for more information on training nights.

Sat 22 SepRead more…

Wednesday evening training restartingIt's time to find your head torch

Training restarts at Cherry Hinton Hall on Wednesday 3rd October.

Click on training nights for more information.

p.s. Do not worry if you can not find your head torch as there will be spare ones that you can borrow.

Sat 22 SepRead more…

Junior night training, Wednesday 24th October 2018at Trumpington Meadows

Never too early to start preparing for the Peter Palmers next year :) The training will be on the same area as the senior training and at roughly the same time.

Action required: Please email training @ by Sunday 14th October if you would like your child or children to attend, and include their ages and what colour each child currently runs.

Tue 11 SepRead more…

Peter Palmer Relays

Many thanks and congratulations to the WAOC Junior Team (and their parents) who travelled to Tankersley Wood in Barnsley at the weekend to take part in the first Daybreak Relay race in the 2018 Peter Palmer Competition for Junior Orienteers.

Mon 10 SepRead more…

Revival of the FittestDoes Orienteering make you run faster, or are faster runners naturally selected to become orienteers?

It is striking that out of 350 participants at the Wimpole Parkrun on 8th September, 3 of the top 6 age graded performances (and 4 of the top 11) were achieved by WAOC members.

Sat 8 SepRead more…

Final details now published for Ampthill

Details of the Ampthill Park event are now available on the website here, and as a downloadable PDF here.

Don't forget that Ampthill is one of this year's WAGAL league events, the remaining events after Ampthill are High Ash in October and Rowney Warren in November.

Sat 8 SepRead more…