Possible First Aid Training for Members

Unfortunately, the First Aid Course qualifications which most of our club members had obtained have now expired after 3 years. The same has happened for LVO members.
As part of our BOF Insurance for events we must have at least one qualified first aider present.

The Rescue Emergency Care (REC) 1, a one-day course, is adequate for most of the areas we use, but a REC 2 (a two-day course) qualification is needed for more mountainous areas. It is important that we have at least one or two members trained each year.

LVO is trying to organise a REC 1 Course on Saturday 13th or 20th March at Castlewellan or Donard Forest. Most of the spaces will be taken by LVO but if they have one or two spare then they will offer them to NWOC.

If you would like to attend this course then please get back me indication the date that suits. The club will cover the cost of the course. To the best of my knowledge, Charlie is the only member with an up-to-date qualification ( REC 2).

Please get back to me if you are interested in attending.




Request for Help with Study into Misting of Glasses while Orienteering

Folks – I received this and was asked to post to our website. As a glasses / misting sufferer I think this is a worthwhile study. If you follow the link to take part be aware that the blue link is only to additional information. The Study itself is accessed via the Next button.

Dear North West Orienteering Club,

I am currently studying at Loughborough University and am undertaking my Part C personal project whereby I am aiming to design a device that reduces/ eliminated misting that occurs on orienteers glasses when they compete.

I was wondering if you were able to distribute my survey about misting problems in orienteering to members of your club so that I can gain a better insight into the problem?

Here is a link to the survey:

Best Regards,

William Smith

Loughborough University