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Chief Executive Vacancy

Mon, 2017-08-07 00:00
Location: Matlock, Derbyshire

Another Gold for Emily Benham!

Wed, 2017-08-02 00:00
Emily Benham won the Middle distance European Championships yesterday in the forest of Ormes near Orleans. A tricky course on Les Labyrinthe, an aptly named map! Flat and fast with areas of tricky path networks.

New urban navigational challenge - Know London Walking

Tue, 2017-08-01 00:00
Put your knowledge of London to the test with TfL’s walking challenge  

50th anniversary celebrations have boosted engagement

Tue, 2017-08-01 00:00
We celebrated the 50th anniversary on the 17 June  and this has gereated exciting engagement and presented some golden opportunities. Whilst the anniversary cake is now a memory to those who sampled it, the 50th film, the BBC One feature and Focus magazine remain permanent mementoes. The celebration...

Royal Deeside 2017 Scottish 6 Days - Day 2, Balfour Woods

Tue, 2017-08-01 00:00
Aberdeenshire is famous for cattle (Aberdeenshire Angus) but unfortunately, they need somewhere to eat, sleep and carry out bodily functions. We only discovered a few days ago that beasts were still on the Day 2 and Day 3 arena, and had marked their presence. Apologies for anyone who stood or slippe...

Royal Deeside 2017 Scottish 6 Days - Day 1, Glen Tanar

Mon, 2017-07-31 00:00
40 years after the first Scottish 6 Days over 3,000 competitors from 30 countries across the world converged on the scenic Glen Tanar Estate near Aboyne in Royal Deeside.  Following a pleasant drive along the dusty dirt track cars emerged onto a vast field to the south of the River Tanar. 

Chief Executive Vacancy

Fri, 2017-07-28 00:00
Location: Matlock, Derbyshire

The World Games Sprint relay: Denmark back on winning form

Thu, 2017-07-27 00:00
The first three runners from Denmark were able to stay with the pack before Maja Alm made a gap on the rest of the field in a fast and tight sprint relay race around the soggy Wroclaw Zoo. Their lead was 26 seconds over Switzerland, and Russia took third place, 40 seconds behind.

The World Games 2017 continues with the Sprint Relay

Wed, 2017-07-26 00:00
The World Games 2017 Get set and most definitely get ready for another exciting day of top world class orienteering tomorrow.    

Tessa Strain top Brit in World Games Middle Race

Wed, 2017-07-26 00:00
It was another exciting day of action at the World Games with the Middle Distance Race. Tessa Strain was top Brit finishing in 13th place. Tessa finished the race in the lead with a fantastic 4min advantage over the nearest runner. Tessa was very excited with her run which is great to see!

Chief Executive Vacancy

Wed, 2017-07-26 00:00
Location: Matlock, Derbyshire

The World Games moves on to the Middle Distance tomorrow

Tue, 2017-07-25 00:00
Tomorrow (Thursday 26th) the action moves to forest terrain for the Middle Distance competition, with the women’s race starting at 9.30. Follow it all on

Seventh Place for Ralph Street at the World Games

Tue, 2017-07-25 00:00
Day 1 of the World Games in Wroclaw, Poland and Ralph Street was top Brit taking seventh place in the sprint race. It was incredibly close for the placings around Ralph with 0.4 separating 5th to 8th. Ralph was incredibly delighted finishing in his highest position ever in a senior international spr...

The World Games 2017

Tue, 2017-07-25 00:00
The World Games, the highest profile event for sports not in the Olympic Games, are now under way in Wroclaw, Poland.

Mike Hamilton to Retire

Fri, 2017-07-21 00:00
Mike Hamilton, Chief Executive, is to retire from British Orienteering after 11 years.

British Mixed Sprint Relay Championships

Fri, 2017-07-21 00:00
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.

World TrailO Championships – TrailO Relay and PreO Day 2

Mon, 2017-07-17 00:00
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...

A Tough Day for Team GB in the JWOC Relay

Sat, 2017-07-15 00:00
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. 

Record Breaking Day For British Team at the Junior World Orienteering Championships Long Race

Fri, 2017-07-14 00:00
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.

British Team announced for Euromeeting 2017

Fri, 2017-07-14 00:00
We are pleased to announce the selection for Euromeeting 2017 on 1st-3rd September 2017.