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Orienteering Club

Cambridge University Orienteering Club


About Us

Founded in 1970, CUOC is now one of the oldest and most-active university orienteering clubs in the UK. The club consistently finishes within the top five positions at BUCS, thanks to the high level of technical and physical training offered to its members.
Orienteering is navigation racing. Competitors travel to control points marked on a map as fast as possible. Hence it is both a physical sport, requiring a high level of fitness to run over rough terrain, as well as a mental sport, requiring fast decision making under pressure.
Each week we travel to a different area in or around Cambridge for technical orienteering training. We organise a training camp in the UK at the end of Michaelmas term as well as trips to races and extra trips abroad during the holidays. We are a friendly and inclusive club, open to all abilities. Our weekly orienteering training is usually followed by a pizza social.
One of the club's greatest strengths is the development of its athletes; many new or inexperienced orienteers go on to perform well at major competitions such as BUCS, the JK and the Scottish Six Days. More experienced orienteers have earned Full Blue status and progressed to representing their countries at international competitions.



Technical Orienteering Training 18:30 Wednesday, location announced each week
Circuits 7:20am on Fridays. Circuits will be held via zoom for Michaelmas term.


How do I sign up?

There are no tryouts. Anyone is welcome to join the club.
Orienteering taster session: Sunday 11th October 1pm-4pm, Lammas Land. There will be 4 different courses to try in the central location of Lammas land, no experience necessary and club members will be around to explain the basics (at a safe distance!). Trainers/sports shoes recommended. No free cake this year unfortunately...
Sign-up link for the taster event: https://forms.gle/fFxKYsVm4nds31tp7 Expression of Interest: https://forms.gle/huEpgGsJRSX8UQYX8


Blues Status

Orinienteering is a full blue sport for women and a half blue sport for men.


Key Contact

Heather Corden and Aidan Rigby - captain@cuoc.org.uk