Orienteering is an outdoor sport that involves participants following a course marked on a map and finding their way to a series of checkpoints. It is up to participants to decide which way to go, which is all part of the fun and sets it apart from just a walk or run.
British Sprint Championships takes place in Skelmersdale, Lancashire on the 21 & 22 August.
Report by Richard Tiley, Lakeland Orienteering Club (LOC)
Following a thorough review of all the available information regarding the European Youth Orienteering Championships (EYOC), it has been decided by the Board of Directors that British Orienteering will not be sending a British team to Lithuania in August.
The 23rd Scottish 6 Days Orienteering event will be held in Lochaber between the 1st and 7th August 2021. Lochaber is a scenic area in the Scottish Highlands, including Fort William, the outdoor capital of Scotland and Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK.
Love Parks Week 2021 - 23 July - 1 August 2021
Saturday 2 October & Sunday 3 October 2021 Bristol Orienteering Klubb, in conjunction with Devon Orienteering Club welcome you to the South West of England in October 2021 for what they hope will be a memorable albeit complex weekend of orienteering on the sand dunes of Braunton Burrows.
Update report by Colin Matheson, Assistant Coordinator Scottish 6 Days, Lochaber 2021
British Sprint Championships Weekend 21st/22nd August - Update
The British Sprint Championships Weekend
Megan Keith came within just three hundredths of a second of a superb medal moment at the Euro U20 Champs in Estonia.
British Orienteering’s first online Safeguarding Forum set to take place this coming Tuesday 21 July.
The long-distance race took place in the same forest as the relay in Heřmánky. The tough challenging long-distance course in the sandstones tested the orienteering skills of all runners. High speed, strength and endurance were needed as each athlete started individually with a 3-minute start interva...
The Swedish Women Relay team were the fastest in the unique terrain of sandstone towers and formations as they finished more than two minutes ahead of the Switzerland with Norway finishing third.
Yesterday saw the third medal day of the World Orienteering Championships with the Middle distance race held in the hilly venue of Jizera. Switzerland’s Matthias Kyborz took gold in the Men’s and Tove Alexandersson claimed her third gold of the competition so far to win the women’s.
Following the publication of “Thriving Clubs for a New Generation”, the Board of British Orienteering is looking for volunteers to participate in one of a series of focus groups to assist in implementing this strategic plan for the sport.
British Orienteering is excited to be celebrating Go Orienteering this summer and invites all to get involved too!
The Middle Distance will take place near Smržovka, situated in Jablonec nad Nisou district. The forest is a challenging mountain terrain with broken ground, partly marshy, hilly and physically demanding. The competitors will meet steep slopes with granite boulders and cliffs (map link).
Following the government’s press conference yesterday, you will be aware that the government shared information on what Step 4 of the roadmap will look like with their 5 point plan for living with COVID-19. This includes the removal of social gathering rules, social distancing and school bubbles. On...
We are delighted that all members throughout the UK are now able to participate in all levels of competitions. We now feel able to work towards restoring the Ranking System to operate on the basis of your best scores in the last 12 months.
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