Membership

The easiest way to join LOK is online via the British Orienteering website. Click this link and then under the clubs list select ‘LOK’.

If you prefer to join manually you can do so via our form – download print and post it  Click for the Klubb membership form (PDF; opens in a new window). You can also download a short explanation of the membership options by clicking this link.

Further information is available from the Membership Secretary, Julie Cleary (tel: 01707 275 934).

What we recommend to do before joining LOK

Julie, as the Membership Secretary, frequently gets asked “How do I get involved in orienteering and LOK?”

This is her advice:

Look for a local (Grade C or D) event (see Events). The Park Series in early summer or the GLOSS Series in summer are good for beginners.  But you can turn up at any event (not just those organised by LOK), and there is normally somebody assigned to talk to newcomers and get you started.  Please feel free to ask questions (the sport is full of jargon and seasoned orienteers use it constantly).

Once you have gone to two or three events and convinced yourself that you want to get more involved, you can decide whether you would like to join the club (as outlined above).

Keep an eye out for any LOK member – our O-tops are pretty distinctive – and introduce yourself, please.

You are more than welcome to go to LOK training – details under About us on the site – and if people are organising lifts to a specific event, you might be in luck.

Two key tips for beginners: 1) always mark your present location by keeping your thumb on the map; and, 2) keep rotating the map to the way you are facing

 

Email updates

We run an email list to which we email around six times per year with info about Klubb events and other orienteering matters. You can sign up for the emails even if you are not a member and unsubscribe at any time. We do not give this list to anyone else or use it for any commercial purpose. To join, please click here.

Club newsletter

The newsletter has been discontinued. The last edition, May 2011, can be downloaded here. Older versions available from here.

You need to navigate on the run (Images 1, 2 Digitsport, 3 Rob Lines)

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