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Original Mountain Marathon (OMM) – 50th Anniversary Event this weekend

Fri, 2017-10-27 00:00
The Original Mountain Marathon (OMM), formerly known as the Karrimor International Mountain Marathon (or KIMM), and initially simply The Karrimor, is a 2-day Mountain event, held in a different region across the UK every year.

British Orienteering appoints two new Independent Directors

Thu, 2017-10-26 00:00
This week British Orienteering are delighted to announce the appointment of two new Independent Directors on to the Board of British Orienteering and welcome both Margaret Nolan and Darren Bernstein.

Compass Sport Cup Final 2017

Tue, 2017-10-24 00:00
The 2017 Compass Sport Cup Final was hosted by Devon with help from Cornwall Orienteering Club (KERNO) on 22 October 2017 on the area near Yelverton, Devon known as Virtuous Lady.

The 50th November Classic and Southern Championships 2017

Tue, 2017-10-24 00:00
Just 1 week and 3 days to go! 

British School Score Orienteering Championships: The 2017 Results!

Tue, 2017-10-24 00:00
The British School Score Orienteering Championships were held at Rother Valley Country Park, near Rotherham on Saturday 14 October 2017, hosted by South Yorkshire Orienteers and supported on the day by the British Schools Orienteering Association.

Overview of this year’s Association Club Conference

Fri, 2017-10-20 00:00
Liz Goodwin, Administrative Assistant signing delegates in on arrival. 39 representatives from Clubs and Associations navigated their way from throughout the UK to The Studio in Leeds to attend British Orienteering’s Club and Association Conference last Saturday on 14 October 2017. 

Unanimous voting on proposals at British Orienteering’s EGM

Fri, 2017-10-20 00:00
Judith Holt, Chair of British Orienteering welcomed everyone to the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on Saturday 14 October 2017 in Leeds. 

UK Orienteering League 2017 - plenty of points still up for grabs!

Thu, 2017-10-19 00:00
With the end of the year fast approaching we only have two more UK Orienteering League events to go! There are lots more points up for grabs at the remaining competitions. Events 19 & 20 = Southampton City Centre Urban Race (Saturday 4 November) and Southern Championships / November Classic (Sunday ...

Junior Orienteering Club starts with a bang!

Thu, 2017-10-19 00:00
The children at Sarum Orienteers Junior Club’s first training session all agreed that orienteering is great fun.

British Orienteering to work with Oomph!

Thu, 2017-10-12 00:00
British Orienteering is delighted to announce we will be working with Oomph! to develop orienteering as part of their wider community programme.

Northern Ireland Active Clubs Coordinator Maternity Cover

Wed, 2017-10-11 00:00
British Orienteering is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic individual to the post of Active Clubs Coordinator (Maternity Cover). The role is full time and for a minimum of 6 months. The role is home based with travel required across Northern Ireland.

British Orienteering is supporting World Mental Health Day - Today!

Tue, 2017-10-10 00:00
British Orienteering is supporting World Mental Health Day

Junior Home Internationals 2017 – England in narrow win!

Mon, 2017-10-09 00:00
England took the win by just 3 points at the Junior Home Internationals in Dolgellau, mid-Wales at the weekend 7-8 October. They went into the lead after the individual day on Saturday, and although Scotland put up a good fight, winning both Junior Men’s & Women’s Relays on Sunday, England won overa...

Round Up of the GB team at latest Orienteering World Cup - Round 4, Switzerland

Mon, 2017-10-09 00:00
The World Cup Final weekend saw three exciting races in Grindelwald, Switzerland. Almost 200 athletes from 23 nations took part. The British team consisted of Jo Shepherd, Catherine Taylor, Alexander Chepelin, Jonathan Crickmore, Graham Gristwood, Hector Haines, Ralph Street, Chris Smithard.

Are you passionate about the sport of orienteering? What are you doing next Saturday - 14 October?

Fri, 2017-10-06 00:00
What do you think about the current orienteering competitions and local events?   Leeds is definitely the place to be on Saturday 14 October 2017 joining in with the discussions at this year's British Orienteering Association and Club Conference.

Nokian Tyres continues as the title sponsor for the World Orienteering Championships

Fri, 2017-10-06 00:00
Nokian Tyres continues as the title sponsor of the World Orienteering Championships. Following on the initial sponsorship with International Orienteering Federation’s (IOF) premium event in 2016 and 2017, a new multi-year contract has been signed.  

British Orienteering is pleased to join the NSPCC to promote Parents in Sport Week 2017

Wed, 2017-10-04 00:00
Parents are key to a child’s life-long involvement in sport The NSPCC and British Orienteering have joined forces with more than 100 sports organisations in the UK and Ireland to promote Parents in Sport Week.

GB athletes excel at the Junior European Cup

Mon, 2017-10-02 00:00
The final international junior competition of the 2017 season saw a strong contingent from Great Britain make their way across to the small thermal spa town of Fürstenfeld in south-east Austria to compete against several of the best nations in the Junior European Cup. The format of the weekend compr...

New Members and Incentive Scheme Matter to Moravian Orienteers

Sun, 2017-10-01 00:00
Interested to find out more Jennie Taylor (JT), Communications Officer at British Orienteering contacted Moravian Orienteering Club to find out more about how the club had recently recruited large numbers of new members and ask what the club is doing to retain them.