CUOC is the orienteering club for members of the University of Cambridge. We normally have around 30 members of varying abilities. We train in Cambridge during the week and go to races at the weekend. We also organise a number of socials each term and several training camps throughout the year.
Introduction to Orienteering
The main club activities are training, racing and relaxing at socials. There are a few training session each week, including an orienteering specific session on Wednesday evening. The main races of the year are the Varsity Match, JK and British Championships. A variety of socials are organised each term. More information can be found on the respective pages:
Cambridge Blue criteria
In order to achieve Full Blue or Half Blue Status, members must meet the following criteria:
- Half Blue: Half Blues to be awarded, at Captain’s discretion, to 3 of the 5 Varsity match team; a guideline for these awards should be that the competitors should be capable of coming in the top half of the BUCS A race.
- Full Blue: Full Blue standard is top 3 at BUCS or top 10 in British Elite Championships (top 30 in country).
- Half Blue: Half Blues to be awarded, at Captain’s discretion, to the first 4 of the 6 Varsity match team; a guideline for these awards should be that the competitors should be capable of coming in the top half of the BUCS A race.
- Full Blue: Full Blues are awarded as extraordinary Full Blues only. As a guide, these are only normally awarded after competing at an international level.
Meet the committee, those jolly people who do all the hard work to keep the club going.
The CUOC Constitution is available to read here if you are interested.
The CUOC Risk Assessment is is also available.
Find out more
The best way to find out what's happening is to join the mailing list or contact the captains.
The club calendar contains a list of upcoming training sessions, races and socials.
The website has a large archive of race results, and club history. For some of the more recent activities see the news articles section of the website.