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Strategic Consultation – Volunteering

Wed, 2018-01-03 00:00
Volunteers in clubs and at events are the heartbeat of the sport. Without them, the sport would not be able to function and provide so much enjoyment to thousands of people of all ages throughout the year across the country. Orienteering is in a unique position as one of few sports with such a diver...

World Orienteering Day 2018

Wed, 2018-01-03 00:00
“Be part of something bigger!”

New year…… New sport!

Mon, 2018-01-01 00:00
Get into Orienteering! It’s a new year… So why not try a new sport? Orienteering is an exciting adventure sport suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Participants have to navigate their way between a series of checkpoints (called controls) shown on the map. There’s no set route, yo...

Hill End Outdoor Educational Centre provides perfect venue for Orienteering Training Course

Sun, 2017-12-31 00:00
Hill End Outdoor Educational Centre accredited to British Orienteering’s Recognised Centre scheme delivered orienteering training for the Leisure Team at South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils. With more members of the Leisure Team trained to facilitate orienteering sessions, th...

UK Orienteering League Event Schedule for 2018:

Sat, 2017-12-30 00:00
The 2018 UK Orienteering League will consist of 24 competitions next year, as shown below.

Anyone Can Orienteer

Fri, 2017-12-29 00:00
Hamish Willis, Chair of Pendle Forest Orienteers reports on a recent orienteering project he's been working on.

Orienteering Foundation Adult Coaching Day on 10 February 2018

Thu, 2017-12-28 00:00
Limited individual places are still available on the above to be held at Tarn Hows in the Lake District from 10:00 until 15:00 on Saturday 10 February 2018.

Share your passion for orienteering!

Wed, 2017-12-27 00:00
Bristol Orienteering Klub, (BOK) is providing an exciting opportunity for you to train as an orienteering coach in 2018.

Interview with Clive Wilkinson, Head Coach at Suffolk Orienteering Club

Tue, 2017-12-26 00:00
Tim Herod, England Development Officer at British Orienteering, says: “I thought I would interview Clive Wilkinson, Head Coach at Suffolk Orienteering Club (SUFFOC) after I visited the club event at Haughley Park where shadowing was offered. I witnessed coaches going out with newcomers and being a h...

Matthew and Aiden's Guide to Orienteering

Sun, 2017-12-24 00:00
Transition 2 learners Matthew and Aiden have shown a real determination to capture their orienteering experiences of the past few months on film and turn them into a really useful resource for others.

National Office - Christmas / New Year

Fri, 2017-12-22 00:00
The National Office will close for Christmas and New Year on Friday 22 December 2017 until Monday 1 January 2018. National Office will re-open as usual at 9 am on Tuesday 2 January 2018. With best wishes for the festive season.

European Orienteering Championships Early Selections

Thu, 2017-12-21 00:00
We are pleased to announce the early selections for the European Orienteering Championships. Early selections are made to enable the athletes selected to make the best use of their preparation for the championships.  

UK Elite Orienteering League Returns for 2018

Wed, 2017-12-20 00:00
The UK Elite Orienteering League is returning for 2018. Kicking off on 24th March at the Scottish Spring weekend it runs through 10 rounds to the British Championships at Balmoral on 19th May. The League defines the must-do races for elites and aspiring elites. Consisting of the most competitive ra...

Performance Athlete Awards Announced

Tue, 2017-12-19 00:00
We are pleased to announce the athletes who have been selected to receive the Athlete Awards for 2018. The group of 9 athletes have all performed at a high level over the past two seasons and are recognised as Great Britains biggest medal hopes over the next 2 years.

Malham Training Camp...continued 2: Stan Heap (Southdowns Orienteers)

Sun, 2017-12-17 00:00
Jennie Taylor Communications Officer at British Orienteering caught up with Anika Schwarze-Chintapatla (Eborienteers) and Stanley Heap (Southdowns Orienteers) who are both athletes in the British Orienteering’s Talent Squad. Both attended the recent Malham technical training camp with the rest of th...

Malham Training Camp...continued 1: Anika Schwarze-Chintapatla (EBOR)

Sat, 2017-12-16 00:00
Jennie Taylor Communications Officer at British Orienteering caught up with Anika Schwarze-Chintapatla (Eborienteers) and Stanley Heap (Southdowns Orienteers) who are both athletes in the British Orienteering’s Talent Squad. Both attended the recent Malham technical training camp with the rest of th...

Talent squad came together for first technical training camp at Malham in the Yorkshire Dales

Fri, 2017-12-15 00:00
British Orienteering Talent Squad 2017 at Malham Technical Training Camp. Back row – left to right:  Tom Bray, Mark Nixon, Stan Heap, Matthew Gooch, Daniel Spencer, Angus Harrington, Zac Hudd, Peter Molloy, Flurry Grierson, Alastair Thomas, Alistair Chapman, Helen Winskill

2017 National Rankings

Fri, 2017-12-15 00:00
Congratulations to Tessa Strain (Edinburgh University Orienteering Club) and Graham Gristwood (Forth Valley Orienteers) who are both number one in the British Rankings as at the 11 December 2017.

Volunteer and Club Awards 2017 - who you did you think deserves recognition?

Thu, 2017-12-14 00:00
Volunteers are at the heart of our sport – let’s take this opportunity together and join in celebrating the work of our own volunteers and their incredible contributions to orienteering in 2017!

Jan Kjellström International Festival of Orienteering 2018 West Midlands

Mon, 2017-12-11 00:00
Friday 30 March – Monday 2 April 2018 The JK2018 – now less than 16 weeks away! The West Midlands Orienteering Association welcomes you to Cannock Chase for the 51st JK competition. There are four days of great orienteering ahead of you on areas separated by a maximum of 15 miles!