Norfolk Orienteering Club (NOR) has about 200 members and was formed by a merger of Norwich Orienteering Club and WASH Orienteering Club in June 2001. It is a member of the East Anglian Orienteering Association and affiliated to British Orienteering, the national governing body of the sport.
Our aim is to run one Level C (colour coded) event per month during the ‘normal’ orienteering season of September to May, and weekly summer events during June. During the main season registration opens at 10.00 and start times are available from 10.30 – 12.15 and the courses usually close at 2.15 pm when the controls are removed. Events put on by other East Anglian Clubs are scheduled so that they do not clash with NOR events. Members of the public are welcome to attend any club events but are not covered by public liability insurance for more than their first three events.
Every second year we organise a Level 2 multi-day event. We also have occasional social events, and run training courses when there is a demand for them. Members often travel to national events further afield in this country and abroad with regular trips to events such as the Scottish 6 days, JK, and White Rose.
We orienteer at venues throughout the county from the forests of Thetford to the steep terrain of the Cromer Ridge, from the picturesque woods surrounding Sandringham to the heathland of Roydon Common. Each event is unique and overseen by an Event Controller whilst the Event Planner develops the courses and the Event Organiser is in charge of the organising the people and equipment on the day.
All events organised by Norfolk Orienteering Club have courses for all ages and abilities. Newcomers and families are very welcome and help for beginners will be available. If you have never tried the sport before, or simply want to get out in the countryside and take a run or walk with a bit of navigational challenge, why not come along and have a go. Wherever you live in Norfolk, NOR is the orienteering club you should join.