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Orienteers start to plan their route to the Northern Championships Weekend

Fri, 2018-04-20 00:00
Northern Championships Weekend - this weekend! Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April 2018

British Orienteering launches new Youth Strategy

Fri, 2018-04-20 00:00
British Orienteering today publishes "Every Junior Matters", a strategy to attract and retain more young people in orienteering.

IOC supports World Orienteering Day

Thu, 2018-04-19 00:00
During the SportAccord conference in Bangkok, the IOC Head of Sports Partnerships Jenny Mann recognised World Orienteering Day as a "stand-out project" receiving IOC Development Support.

The Wessex Region Summer Series 2018

Tue, 2018-04-17 00:00
For this year's Summer Series we have joined forces with Sarum Wimborne and Wessex to bring you a series of 14 events from April to August 2018. All the details are on the dedicated website: The Wessex Region Summer Series

Sunset and Beyond - A Relay with a Difference!

Sun, 2018-04-15 00:00
Southampton Orienteering Club is celebrating its 50th year.

Sprint Scotland - 19th to 22nd July 2018

Fri, 2018-04-13 00:00
In its third year, Sprint Scotland is proud to invite you to a weekend of high-quality sprint orienteering in Falkirk, Denny and Grangemouth.

GB elite Cat Taylor prepares for the European Championships in four weeks’

Thu, 2018-04-12 00:00
Cat Taylor (South Yorkshire Orienteers) has been selected to compete in the Middle distance, Forest Relay and Long distance races at the 2018 European Orienteering Championships in Ticino, Switzerland which takes place between 5 and 13 May 2018.  

HALO supporting Humberside Police Night Challenge 2018

Thu, 2018-04-12 00:00
Humberside and Lincolnshire Orienteers (HALO) once again played a leading role in supporting Humberside Police’s Night Challenge initiative. The challenge saw over 150 young people aged between 13 and 18 from East Riding, Hull, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire take part in the annual 1...

World University Orienteering Championships Selection Races

Mon, 2018-04-09 00:00
British University and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Orienteering Championships was unfortunately cancelled on 3 and 4 March 2018. The championships are now being re-scheduled for 28 and 29 April, more details will be announced shortly.

European Orienteering Championships 2018 Selection Announcement

Thu, 2018-04-05 00:00
We are pleased to announce the final selection for the 2018 European Orienteering Championships in Ticino, Switzerland taking place between 5th and 13th May.

TrailO at the JK

Thu, 2018-04-05 00:00
Two challenging TrailO competitions were held at the JK: TempO on Day 1 and PreO on Day 3. There were 80 competitors for the TempO, and in the PreO there were 48 in the Elite class and 29 doing the Standard.

Baton relay under way as part of RAF celebrations

Wed, 2018-04-04 00:00
Easter Sunday marked the 100th birthday of the RAF which was formed on 1st April 1918 and over the course of the next few months, some amazing events will be happening around the country to mark the occasion. 

The final day of JK 2018 brought the Relay Day

Tue, 2018-04-03 00:00
Day 4: Monday 2 April – Relay – Beaudesert

Day 3 of JK2018 was a Long race around the woodland of Beaudesert

Tue, 2018-04-03 00:00
Day 3: Sunday 1st April – Long – Beaudesert Hosted by Potteries Orienteering Club (POTOC) and Wrekin Orienteers (WRE). 

Northern Championships Weekend - 21 and 22 April 2018

Sun, 2018-04-01 00:00
Wass Forest Quick Reminder! 

JK2018 Day 2: Saturday 31 March - Middle Distance at Brereton Spurs

Sun, 2018-04-01 00:00
Day 2:  Saturday 31st March – Middle – Brereton Spurs Hosted by Octavian Droobers (OD). 

Teaching Orienteering - Part 1

Sat, 2018-03-31 00:00
Would you like to inspire people to get outdoors and keep fit?

Get out and 'Xplore' with the family this Easter

Sat, 2018-03-31 00:00
Xplorer is the perfect outdoor activity for primary and pre-school children and their families. Xplorer is a family friendly navigation challenge that is educational and fun and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the park to find the markers. It involves a healthy mix of physical a...

This year's JK kicked off today with a lightning fast Sprint at MOD Stafford

Fri, 2018-03-30 00:00
Day 1: Friday 30th March – Sprint – MoD Stafford Hosted by Walton Chasers Orienteering Club (WCH) and Royal Signals Orienteering Club (RSOC).  This year's JK kicked off today with a lightning fast Sprint around MOD Stafford.

Winners Announced - 2017 Volunteer, Club and Mapping Awards

Fri, 2018-03-30 00:00
Thank you to all of those who submitted nominations for the awards it is good to see so much activity going on to develop the sport and we thank all those volunteers and clubs who make orienteering happen across the country.