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Orienteering - Get up to speedTraning videos featuring members of the British Team

Last year, Sport England worked with South London Orienteers in a project to help teenagers develop their orienteering skills. As part of this project, a series of eight short videos have been produced presented by athletes from the GB Orienteering team.

Thu 10 JanRead more…

Alex goes international!

Alex Wetherill, our Junior Team Captain, has been selected to run for England in the Interland International orienteering competition to be held in Ardennes in France, in March 2019.

Sat 5 JanRead more…

WAGAL Winners for 2018League scores now finalised after Rowney

The Wagal Scoreboard for 2018 is now final, with points awarded for the Rowney Warren event on 25th November now included.

The WAGAL Champions for 2018 are:

MaleFemale
Junior class
Sam Hague
Jemima Borrill
Senior class
Lorant Farkas
Helen Bickle
Veteran class
Dil Wetherill
Camilla Darwin
Supervet class
Mike Bickle
Janet Cronk

Congratulations to all winners!


What's WAGAL? Find out here.

Mon 3 DecRead more…

Our Donation to Headway CambridgeshireCheque presented at the Wandlebury ParkO

At our ParkO event at Wandlebury on 10th November, we were finally able to present our nominated charity, Headway Cambridgeshire, with the proceeds from our St Neots sprint event held earlier in the year.

Sun 11 NovRead 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…

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…

Podium place at the British SprintsUrsula earns bronze

Ursula has achieved 3rd place in the W80 class in the British Sprint Champs at Bath University. The campus provided a suitable technical challenge for all competitors, with route choices spanning multiple levels in the central complex.

Sat 1 SepRead more…