BUCS 2018

BUCS HAS BEEN CANCELLED. A statement from Ed Nicholas is posted below. Please see Facebook page for further information.

BUCS Orienteering - cancellation

My sincere apologies to you all for cancelling this event. This is clearly something we didn't want to do and whilst the area (and assembly/parking) would have supported an event the travel to Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire is clearly a factor that needs to be strongly considered.

We did have conversations with institutions and BUCS about the responsibility and guidance to be given to teams about travelling and there was clear guidance that it didn't sit with us as organisers. That advice clearly now does not sit comfortably with us as organisers. I am mindful that when faced with an important competition people unfortunately make irrational decisions and travelling in these conditions is such a one. We have come to the conclusion that we as organisers are clearly influencing people's decisions by continuing to hold the event and if an issue occurred that issue would sit with us. That is not something I wish to contend with.

In short the gains from putting on the event are now far outweighed by the risks that could happen to teams travelling in adverse weather conditions.

Due to the efforts required to re-host the event (permissions/volunteers etc); the lack of potential opportunities in the British Orienteering calendar and the nature of university terms rescheduling is highly unlikely. A final note will on that will be made next week.


OUOC at BUCS 2016 in Bristol.
Welcome to the webpages of the Oxford University Orienteering Club.

Orienteering is a sport which provides different things for different people. For some, it is merely about the opportunity to escape from the city and run in natural environments they'd never otherwise visit. For others, it is about the challenge of finishing a course using fine navigation techniques. Finally, it is also an extremely competitive sport which requires its elites to maintain an extremely high level of physical performance.

At Oxford, orienteering is a Blues sport which provides an opportunity for its members to orienteer for whatever reason they choose. The club supports a range of abilities and always welcomes beginners: roughly half of our members took up the sport at Oxford whilst some had made the GB squad before they arrived! The most effective way for an orienteer to improve is through gaining experience in the forest, which the club facilitates by taking a minibus to an event each weekend.

If you want to find out more, please get in touch with the club president Harrison McCartney.

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Special Pages
Please familiarise yourself with the following documents as they contain important safety information:
Club Constitution (Appendix A, Appendix B), AGM minutes 2015 (correction), Code of Conduct, Risk Assessment and Varsity Match rules.
Expenses claim form: [PDF] [MS Word document]

Last Updated: Friday, 02-Mar-2018 16:30:03 GMT
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