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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.
Location: Matlock, Derbyshire
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 Get set and most definitely get ready for another exciting day of top world class orienteering tomorrow.
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!
Location: Matlock, Derbyshire
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 www.LIVEOrienteering.com
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, the highest profile event for sports not in the Olympic Games, are now under way in Wroclaw, Poland.
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...