Welcome to RAF Orienteering Association

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RAF Orienteering (RAFO) provides opportunities for participation, training and competition for all orienteers regardless of ability from beginner to through recreational and masters (over 35s) to the elite performance level for all forms of orienteering be it classic, urban, sprint and night – we’ve even had the odd foray into mountain bike orienteering. Recent trips have included the wilds of New Zealand and the th e intricate canals and alleys of Venice.

No matter your ability or experience you are more than welcome to join in the fun that orienteering (or cunning running as it is sometimes known). Oh and you don't have to go through any un-necessary selection processes to take part either. Membership to serving personnel is FREE! Moreover, we have a number of ex-RAF Members in the Club.

Latest News

Learn your strengths and weaknesses


01 June 2014

How come he always beats me? If I go round, he goes straight and beats me, if I go straight, he goes round and beats me, if we go the same way he beats me, but I still beat him overall from time to time.

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Why do I always fade towards the end of the course


01 June 2014

Why do I always fade towards the end of the course? I am going well for the first 40 minutes then fade at the end. The answer may well lie in your training regime.

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RAFO Membership


RAFO membership is free for serving members of the RAF, visit the orienteering page on Airspace for more information.

Training Advice

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Hints and tips to be a success when 'cunning running'. Routes, pace, decision making and more!

RAFO Fixtures


A fixtures list is chosen annually and from this travel authority is gained from the Sports Board. Contact Fixtures Secretary for info.



RAFO Members area on AIRSPACE. The secure area for more detailed RAFO information.

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