About us

The London Orienteering Klubb (LOK) draws its members from the north side of the River Thames and to the west of the Lea Valley. It competes against other clubs and hosts local and regional races.

Our runners are of all ages, from beginners to national standard athletes. New members are most welcome and training can be given.

The sport is of Swedish origin, and we have used the Swedish spelling in our name.

Thursday training

Reviewing route choice after the run (Image: British Orienteering)

A group of us run most Thursday evenings in Hampstead. We meet at the Royal Free Hospital Recreation Club (which includes changing and shower facilities) in Fleet Road (near corner of Pond Street, London NW3 2QG) at 6.30 p.m. for a 6.45 start. We run for about an hour and then repair to the Garden Gate pub. New members are welcome, as are visitors to London. Contact Elaine to check that training is taking place.

The start of a relay event (Image: Digisport)

Getting involved

There are plenty of opportunities for getting more involved in orienteering. LOK can arrange help and advice at events if you are a newcomer. Or perhaps you have done a few events and would like to try your hand at planning or organising ? (The Planner plans the event courses and control locations, whereas the Organiser makes the whole event happen). Or perhaps you are handy with IT and fancy having a go at the AutoDownload side of events? If you are interested or if you would just like to know a bit more about what is involved, please email the LOK Chairman, Charles Spence.

LOK Officers and email contacts

Chairman (contact for general enquiry): Charles Spence
Secretary: Clive Hillier
Treasurer: Ronan Cleary
Membership Secretary: Julie Cleary
Fixtures Secretary: Paul Todd
Mapping Officer: Julie Cleary
Equipment Officer: Catherine Galvin
Klubb Captain: Neil Brooks
SEOA Representative: Catherine Galvin
GLOSS Co-ordinator: Catherine Galvin
Welfare Officer (Safeguarding Lead): Clive Hillier
Auditor: Anthony Flick
LOK running kit: Julie Cleary
Website: Jon Chandler

LOK committee meetings

The committee meets about once every two months with some members attending in person and others via Skype. ALL LOK MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN IN.

LOK documents

Link to club constitution (opens new window)

Link to LOK Data Protection Policy (opens new window)

Orienteering tests your mind and body (Images: Digisport)

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