Explanation of Event levels

  • Training events are non competitive events used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport.
  • Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Most clubs run some 'mini series' throughout the year as local mid week events.
  • Regional events attract participants from around the local Region.
  • National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away,
  • Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships or the annual JK competition.

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Dibber pointing

Sunday 15th March at Fixby & Bradley Woods near Huddersfield

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Awards from January 2020 social evening

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Various prizes and awards were given out to PFO members at the Social evening on 17th January.

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British Orienteering Sprint Championships

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June 20th & 21st in Skelmersdale

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Training Day

Saturday 25th January at Beacon Fell

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Max Cole has been selected to represent England in this year's Interland competition in March

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PFO Club Night 2020

Club Night resumes on Wednesday 8th January for the New Year.

Once again we will be based at St Nicholas Primary School, Dark Lane, Newchurch, Rossendale, BB4 7UA. These sessions will run from 18:45 - 20:15.

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What is Orienteering ?

Baseplate Compass

Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.