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.
Members train in Cambridge during the week and go to races at the weekend. The club organises a training camp in the UK at the end of Michaelmas term as well as extra trips abroad during the holidays. The club also organises a public orienteering event once a year, which alternates between the Cambridge City Race and the Icenian forest event.
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.
CUOC would be very grateful to receive donations from alumni. These would help us to continue our exciting training and competition programme whilst keeping our membership fees low.
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