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British Orienteering is proud to be one of the first national governing bodies of sport to make our fixtures list open data. This step was taken in 2017 with a view to being able to promote orienteering events and activities to the general public and this summer will see that come to fruition.
Niamh Hunter (WCOC)Bocsa. JWOC 2018 map JWOC debutant, Niamh Hunter (WCOC), was the star performer for Team GB today in the testing middle qualification race at Bocsa, where temperatures hit 29 degrees and the open areas became sand-baked furnaces. Running a controlled race, this technician fr...
Sprint Scotland 2018 19 – 22 July 2018 Denny in Falkirk
The trials and tribulations of the Long race were left behind today, as Matt Fellbaum recorded the joint best result for a GB man at JWOC, equalling Kris Jones' silver in the same discipline in 2010.
World Masters Orienteering Championships Copenhagen, Denmark 6 – 13 July 2018
Fiona BunnMatt Fellbaum Today's Long race at Pirto proved to be a tough challenge, both mentally and physically for the team, and it was undoubtedly a difficult day for many of the runners involved. The distances (M20: 15k & W20: 10.2k) were some of the longest ever recorded at a JWOC and ...
JWOC kicks off this morning, with the Long taking place at Pirto, around an hour from the event centre in Kecskemet. The team have spent the last three days training on the relevant areas and re-establishing their knowledge of the terrain from their previous trips.
Many congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to represent Great Britain in the Junior World Orienteering Championships which are being held in Kecskemet, Hungary, 9 - 14 July 2018.
A National event at Tankersley Wood, Sheffield.
British Sprint Championships 2018: University of Bath, Saturday 1st September 2018. British Middle Championships 2018: Stockhill, near Wells in Somerset, Sunday 2nd September 2018.
British Schools Score Championships (BSSC) 2018 13 October 2018: Moors Valley Country Park, Ringwood, East Dorset
The Yvette Baker Trophy is the premier junior inter-club competition for English and Welsh Orienteering Clubs and all the qualifiying junior teams made their way in the heat to The Yvette Baker Trophy Final yesterday (Sunday 1 July 2018).
Charlie Somers-Cocks, Killian Lomas, and Andy Conn
Fantastic Result for Clare Dallimore A breakthrough result in the European Championships Middle Distance race for Clare Dallimore with Silver in Women's Elite following her 4th place in the Long yesterday.
It is unusual for orienteers to return to race in the same place every year. However, South East Lancs Orienteering Club's (SELOC's) annual double-sprint event is sufficiently different to do that and still attract a decent batch of entries despite a range of other good events around the co...
The final day of the 2018 edition of EYOC saw Team GB competing across the classes in the relay races on a highly technical area just outside Veliko Tarnovo.
Premiere Junior Inter-Club competition for English and Welsh Orienteering Clubs.
Tom Bray, Assistant Coach, writes 'Today the GB team raced in the EYOC Long race at Miikovtsi, Bulgaria. We were expecting tough continental style terrain, with large spurs and valleys, and a predominantly light green forest. The model event on Thursday had been useful preparation to understand ...
The final race of the 2017 UK Urban League was scheduled for last December at Castle Vale, Birmingham, but heavy snow and an amber weather warning forced Harlequins Orienteering Club to postpone. They chose June, combining with the Birmingham University sprints to create an attractive weekend.
The opening day of the 2018 edition of European Youth Orienteering Championships (EYOC) in Bulgaria saw a highly technical, challenging sprint in the old medieval capital, Veliko Tarnovo, confront Team GB's runners. However one athlete, in the form of young debutant, Megan Keith, rose superbly t...