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Mike Hamilton, Chief Executive, is to retire from British Orienteering after 11 years.
40 mixed teams enjoyed a glorious day at the second staging of the British Mixed Sprint Relays by Deeside Orienteering Club in the landscaped campus of Edge Hill University near Ormskirk.
TrailO Relay, The Capitals Golf Club, Pipiriškes There was controversy from the outset at the Relay day on Friday when athletes arriving in time for a 9.00 a.m. start to the competition had to wait for the best part of two hours before the competition to get under way, because the golf course owner...
The last race of JWOC 2017 was the relay. This combined the physical and technical terrain, seen in the previous forest races, with fast running and closely gaffled controls. As is the nature of international relays, it is very hard to stay in contact with the front of the race and not make errors.
Today the GB JWOC squad ran the long distance race in Särkänpera, Finland, with courses of over 10.7km for the men and 7.6km for the women. There were, once again, many strong performances from our team, with records being set along the way.
We are pleased to announce the selection for Euromeeting 2017 on 1st-3rd September 2017.
The first PreO round was held yesterday, Thursday, in the grounds of the Open-air Museum of Lithuania at Rumsiskes near Kaunas. It was a very picturesque venue, but unfortunately, the competitors had to endure almost continuous torrential rain throughout the morning, which made conditions very diffi...
In the men's sprint today, Sasha Chepelin ran a great race, from a late start, to finish in 5th, 17 seconds behind the eventual winner, Olli Ojanaho (Finland) and just 7 seconds behind bronze placed, Joey Hadorn (Switzerland).
The 2017 World Trail Orienteering Championships got under way yesterday with the TempO competition, held in the grounds of Harmony Park, Vaizgaikiemis, a scenic country park and large equestrian centre near the WTOC event base in the spa town of Birstonas, south of Lithuania’s second city, Kaunas.
The middle distance final today saw another fiercely fought race in another physically and technically demanding area in the Finnish forest of Viitapohja. Five British runners ran the A race, with Fiona Bunn, unfortunately, choosing to not compete, due to illness.
Two British runners went in each of three heats in the Men's and Women's qualification races, with the top 20 in each heat making it through to the A-Final tomorrow. The terrain in Viitapojah was technically and physically tough, with the early legs especially providing a real challenge to t...
The 2017 Junior World Orienteering Championships commence tomorrow in Finland with the middle qualifier at Viitapohja. Team Great Britain are primed and ready to take on the challenges which will confront them in this technical Scandinavian forest, close to the city of Tampere.
The World Championships in Estonia came to an end with the Forest Relay, held in Vitipalu on the same area as the Middle distance yesterday. As with the Middle, runners were faced with rough conditions underfoot, low visibility through the thick forest and intricate contour detail to contend with, a...
England Development Officer
Today's Middle Distance race at WOC 2017 took place in Vitipalu. The courses featured tough forested terrain with complex contour detail and varied runnability, but much less marsh than the Long race.
After all six runners recorded their best ever World Orienteering Championships Long results on Tuesday, we caught up with two of the athletes to find out what they thought of the experience.
Middle Distance terrain offers very detailed contours with many depressions and ridges between them. Runnability and visibility vary from very good to poor and there are almost no open areas on the terrain and only a handful of marshes. Tartu Ski Marathon track is passing through the area and there ...
Three top 20 places highlighted a good day for the Great Britain team in the forest with all six runners delivering their best ever World Orienteering Championships Long race results.
The Great Britain athletes will be competing in the Long at these times today.
Birstonas, Lithuania 10 July 2017 - 15 July 2017