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White Hall Outdoor Education Centre has achieved British Orienteering Recognised Centre Status

Tue, 2018-08-14 00:00
British Orienteering is delighted to announce that the White Hall Outdoor Education Centre has been accredited to their Recognised Centre scheme. The White Hall Centre has been recognised by British Orienteering the National Governing body for the sport as providing a positive first experience of or...

World Championships Long Distance

Mon, 2018-08-13 00:00
The World Championships reached its conclusion on Sunday with the Long Distance bringing a close to the Championships on the rain-slicked slopes underneath the Turaida Castle. Using the same arena as Thursday’s Relay, both races started far to the north, winding their way gradually across the river-...

World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships 2018 - Mass Start

Mon, 2018-08-13 00:00
Tue 7th August - Mass Start A hot day greeted the first race of this year's MTBO World Champs, located around the northern Austrian town of Zwettl. Gridding on the start was based on World Rankings which meant that Great Britain's Ian Nixon started on the 8th row in the men's race.

WTOC 2018 ends in style with the Relay Event

Fri, 2018-08-10 00:00
Friday saw a packed programme end in style with the Relay event. The first 2 competitors in each team were to select 10 controls each from the 30 on offer (leaving the poor "third man with no choice!) before proceeding to a TempO station. The 3rd competitor, however, had to go into quarantine before...

World Championships Relay - GBR Men take 6th

Fri, 2018-08-10 00:00
The World Championships is beginning to reach its climax as it nears the end of the week, and Thursday Relay provided some of the best racing yet. Tight, fraught affairs in both the Women’s and the Men’s races provided some of the most exciting racing of the past few years.

PreO Day 2 at the World Trail Orienteering Championships

Fri, 2018-08-10 00:00
On a day of blazing sunshine Team GB faced an extremely tough challenge in the complex mix of woodland and sand quarries provided by Jauna Forstate, the venue for the second part of the PreO competition.


Wed, 2018-08-08 00:00
The Sprint World Orienteering Championships 2022 are coming to Scotland after Edinburgh was awarded the event by the International Orienteering Federation (IOF), beating Paris for the honour.

World Championships Middle Distance - Street takes 13th

Wed, 2018-08-08 00:00
With the urban disciplines completed, the WOC 2018 competitors moved inland to the town of Sigulda. Situated on the Gauja river, the remaining races of the week will all take place around the town, across the valley carved through the local sandstone by the Gauja River.

WTOC Day 1 and 2 - TempO and PreO

Tue, 2018-08-07 00:00
The first day of WTOC 2018 competition, the TempO event, which took place in the picturesque setting of Daugavpils fortress, was a good one for the GB team. Competitors had to achieve a top 18 place in the heats to qualify for the final, and John Kewley stormed in with a 4th place in Heat A, with Ia...

World Orienteering Championships Mixed Sprint Relay - GB take 7th

Mon, 2018-08-06 00:00
Arguable the most exciting race of the world championship week, the Mixed Sprint Relay was the second round of racing to take place in Riga this weekend, after the individual Sprint Discipline on Saturday. With teams of four – two women and two men – teams tactically place their best runners on diff...

World TrailO Championships 2018, Daugavpils, Latvia

Mon, 2018-08-06 00:00
Most of the British TrailO team plus a few other squad members had warmed up for the 2018 World Championships in Latvia, by competing in the Falco Cup event in Klaipeda in neighbouring Lithuania during the previous week. This event also hosted a round of the European TrailO Cup, and all three days w...

World Orienteering Championships Sprint

Sat, 2018-08-04 00:00
Kicking off the 35th World Orienteering Championships in Riga, Latvia was the Sprint Distance event.

British Sprint and Middle Championships 2018 – entries close 12 August!

Fri, 2018-08-03 00:00
Entries for the British Sprint and Middle Championships will close in 9 days time! You can enter the Championships through SiEntries.

Scotland sets its sights on World Orienteering Championships and Island Games

Fri, 2018-08-03 00:00
Scotland is hoping to add to its already packed portfolio of events in the coming years, submitting bids for both the World Orienteering Championships for Edinburgh in 2022 and the Island Games for Orkney in 2023.

The Lakes 5 Days - Day 5

Fri, 2018-08-03 00:00
Day 5 - Dale Park, Graythwaite Day 5: Friday 3 August 2018, Dale Park, Graythwaite, Newby Bridge Organising Club:  Lakeland Orienteering Club

England Competitions Officer Vacancy

Thu, 2018-08-02 00:00
Closing Date: Friday 24th August

Major Events Consultant Vacancy Closing Date tomorrow (Friday 3rd August)

Thu, 2018-08-02 00:00
An exciting opportunity for a short-term Major Events Consultant to assist British Orienteering to deliver specific major events within our portfolio of events.

#11: Alice Leake: Selected to compete in the World Orienteering Championships 2018

Thu, 2018-08-02 00:00
WOC 2018 Selected athlete interviews

The Lakes 5 Days - Day 4

Thu, 2018-08-02 00:00
Day 4: Thursday 2 August 2018, Askham Fell, Pooley Bridge Organising Club: Border Liners

HALO introduce #findacontrol initiative

Wed, 2018-08-01 00:00
It’s often the simplest ideas that are the best and make you wonder why people weren’t doing that before and the same can easily be said for Humberside and Lincolnshire Orienteers new ‘find a control’ initiative appearing on their Twitter account.