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Development Update by Craig Anthony, Head of Development

Fri, 2018-08-24 00:00
12 months since British Orienteering received confirmation of funding from Sport England I felt it was a suitable time to provide an update on what that funding is enabling us to do for orienteering. 

Talent Squad's Pre-JWOC Tour

Thu, 2018-08-23 00:00
Last week the GB Talent squad travelled to Denmark to help prepare themselves for the Junior World Orienteering Championships 2019.

Check out the new Club Matters website

Wed, 2018-08-22 00:00
Sport England have relaunched their Club Matters website, making it even easier to find and use our range of great resources.

Club Junior Development - South Yorkshire Orienteers

Mon, 2018-08-20 00:00
Report by Pauline Tryner (SYO) 

WMTBOC 2018 Sprint - Sunday 12th August

Thu, 2018-08-16 00:00
The shortest race of the week was awaiting the riders for the final race, with the fast and furious setting of a military base interspersed with some scrubland areas. The terrain allowed for some very fast riding, with a decent part of the course being ridden on asphalt.

WMTBOC 2018 Long - Saturday 11th August 2018

Thu, 2018-08-16 00:00
The course planner had opted for a mixture of short legs through the dense path network mixed with plenty of long route choice legs, with course distances reflecting the flatter nature of the terrain with the men covering 47km whilst the women tackled a 33km course.

British Orienteering Championships at Balmoral to feature on BBC Adventure Show

Wed, 2018-08-15 00:00
Transmission: BBC 2 Scotland 19th August 7 pm and on FreeSat and Sky Digital

WMTBOC 2018 Relay - Thursday 9th August

Wed, 2018-08-15 00:00
Another hot day greeted the riders for the 3rd day’s racing in a row. There were a number of teams in contention for medals, but the results were not predicted by many.

WMTBOC 2018 Middle - Wednesday 8th August

Wed, 2018-08-15 00:00
The hottest day of the week combined with the toughest course of the week due to the number of steep slopes demanding a lot from the riders after the previous day’s exertions in the Mass Start race.

White Hall Outdoor Education Centre has achieved British Orienteering Recognised Centre Status

Tue, 2018-08-14 00:00
British Orienteering is delighted to announce that the White Hall Outdoor Education Centre has been accredited to their Recognised Centre scheme. The White Hall Centre has been recognised by British Orienteering the National Governing body for the sport as providing a positive first experience of or...

World Championships Long Distance

Mon, 2018-08-13 00:00
The World Championships reached its conclusion on Sunday with the Long Distance bringing a close to the Championships on the rain-slicked slopes underneath the Turaida Castle. Using the same arena as Thursday’s Relay, both races started far to the north, winding their way gradually across the river-...

World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships 2018 - Mass Start

Mon, 2018-08-13 00:00
Tue 7th August - Mass Start A hot day greeted the first race of this year's MTBO World Champs, located around the northern Austrian town of Zwettl. Gridding on the start was based on World Rankings which meant that Great Britain's Ian Nixon started on the 8th row in the men's race.

WTOC 2018 ends in style with the Relay Event

Fri, 2018-08-10 00:00
Friday saw a packed programme end in style with the Relay event. The first 2 competitors in each team were to select 10 controls each from the 30 on offer (leaving the poor "third man with no choice!) before proceeding to a TempO station. The 3rd competitor, however, had to go into quarantine before...

World Championships Relay - GBR Men take 6th

Fri, 2018-08-10 00:00
The World Championships is beginning to reach its climax as it nears the end of the week, and Thursday Relay provided some of the best racing yet. Tight, fraught affairs in both the Women’s and the Men’s races provided some of the most exciting racing of the past few years.

PreO Day 2 at the World Trail Orienteering Championships

Fri, 2018-08-10 00:00
On a day of blazing sunshine Team GB faced an extremely tough challenge in the complex mix of woodland and sand quarries provided by Jauna Forstate, the venue for the second part of the PreO competition.


Wed, 2018-08-08 00:00
The Sprint World Orienteering Championships 2022 are coming to Scotland after Edinburgh was awarded the event by the International Orienteering Federation (IOF), beating Paris for the honour.

World Championships Middle Distance - Street takes 13th

Wed, 2018-08-08 00:00
With the urban disciplines completed, the WOC 2018 competitors moved inland to the town of Sigulda. Situated on the Gauja river, the remaining races of the week will all take place around the town, across the valley carved through the local sandstone by the Gauja River.

WTOC Day 1 and 2 - TempO and PreO

Tue, 2018-08-07 00:00
The first day of WTOC 2018 competition, the TempO event, which took place in the picturesque setting of Daugavpils fortress, was a good one for the GB team. Competitors had to achieve a top 18 place in the heats to qualify for the final, and John Kewley stormed in with a 4th place in Heat A, with Ia...

World Orienteering Championships Mixed Sprint Relay - GB take 7th

Mon, 2018-08-06 00:00
Arguable the most exciting race of the world championship week, the Mixed Sprint Relay was the second round of racing to take place in Riga this weekend, after the individual Sprint Discipline on Saturday. With teams of four – two women and two men – teams tactically place their best runners on diff...