The club regularly organises events around the local area of Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull.
Walkers, joggers and runners of all ages 5 - 85 years are invited to explore our local woods and parks. We offer help and guidance on how to read maps and use a compass and electronic timer for newcomers at each event.
Most events are suitable for everyone from the absolute beginner to the experienced orienteer.
There is no need to book in advance for the local events, just turn up on the day.
From 2013 the cost for local events is usually £4 for Seniors and free for Juniors including full-time students. There is an additional charge for both seniors and juniors of £1 for EMIT card hire (for electronic timing). Costs for the larger events are usually higher (check the details in the Events Calendar). The larger events are the ones in the Colour-coded and Regional Event calendar categories. Local events generally take place on Saturday mornings in the winter and Wednesday evenings in the summer; Colour-coded and Regional events are held on Sunday mornings and may be at any time of the year.
If there is no event shown in our Events Caledar for a particular date, check the British Orienteering website for events organised by other clubs. Some of these are close to the OD area, but club members also travel to events further afield, both nationally and internationally. The British Orienteering website shows events within a given radius of a postcode in both a list and map view.
Members both juniors and seniors have an opportunity to represent OD in West Midlands Relays, WM League and Compass Sport Cup National competitions and juniors in Yvette Baker Trophy for the club and your school in the West Midlands School Championships, British School Championships and British School Score championships. Coaching and training is proved for club members and several juniors and seniors represent GB and England and attend summer national and regional training camps.
Socially, the club has annual dinners, Christmas parties and BBQs and members receive a club magazine and regular news by email.
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