So you are thinking about joining an orienteering club! We hope that you decide to join EPOC and come to enjoy the sport as much as we do!
EPOC was formed in 1976 and held its first event at Storthes Hall, Huddersfield. It now covers Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield and has about 150 members. We belong to the Yorkshire and Humberside Orienteering Association and the British Orienteering Federation.
We organise orienteering events throughout the year: Informal events, which are good for people new to the sport, are held on some Saturdays in the autumn and spring and some Wednesday evenings in the summer. Colour-coded events that attract other orienteers from the region. Badge events attracting people from all over the north of England.
We also have a number of weekly events to suit all levels of fitness:
Monday footpath runs at 6.30pm in Calderdale. Wednesday morning walks and runs at various locations. Friday morning mountain bike rides at various locations.
plus club nights held periodically in different locations.
Several club members take an annual group holiday in the Dales.
All EPOC members are sent a copy of our bi-monthly magazine, the Epistle, with its up-to-date fixtures list and details of social events and training runs.
If you would like to try orienteering before joining EPOC, you could go to a permanent course - the EPOC ones are listed on the website. The next EPOC events are on the fixtures list - this can also be found on this site. If you are new to orienteering and would like some advice at your first events, we have EPOC helpers who can 'show you the ropes'. Just email the club secretary if you are planning to go and we can arrange for someone to meet you.