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World Trail Orienteering Championships - PreO Round 1

Fri, 2017-07-14 00:00
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...

Sasha Chepelin On The Podium At JWOC!

Wed, 2017-07-12 00:00
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).

World Trail Orienteering Championships 2017 - TempO

Wed, 2017-07-12 00:00
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.

Sasha 7th At JWOC As British Juniors Have A Strong Day In The Finnish Forest

Tue, 2017-07-11 00:00
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.

A Mixed Day for GB at the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) In Finland

Mon, 2017-07-10 00:00
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...

2017 Junior World Orienteering Championships Start Tomorrow

Sun, 2017-07-09 00:00
The 2017 Junior World Orienteering Championships commence tomorrow in Finland with the middle qualifier at Viitapohja. Team Great Britain are primed and ready to take on the challenges which will confront them in this technical Scandinavian forest, close to the city of Tampere.

WOC 2017 Closes With The Forest Relay

Fri, 2017-07-07 00:00
The World Championships in Estonia came to an end with the Forest Relay, held in Vitipalu on the same area as the Middle distance yesterday. As with the Middle, runners were faced with rough conditions underfoot, low visibility through the thick forest and intricate contour detail to contend with, a...

British Orienteering are Recruiting!

Fri, 2017-07-07 00:00
England Development Officer

Tough and Technical WOC Middle Rewards Straight Lines and Intense Focus

Thu, 2017-07-06 00:00
Today's Middle Distance race at WOC 2017 took place in Vitipalu. The courses featured tough forested terrain with complex contour detail and varied runnability, but much less marsh than the Long race.

Athlete's reactions to their Long results at the World Championships

Thu, 2017-07-06 00:00
After all six runners recorded their best ever World Orienteering Championships Long results on Tuesday, we caught up with two of the athletes to find out what they thought of the experience.

Six GB athletes competing at world class level in the Middle distance today!

Thu, 2017-07-06 00:00
Middle Distance terrain offers very detailed contours with many depressions and ridges between them. Runnability and visibility vary from very good to poor and there are almost no open areas on the terrain and only a handful of marshes. Tartu Ski Marathon track is passing through the area and there ...

All Six GB Athletes Record Their Best Ever WOC Long Race Results

Tue, 2017-07-04 00:00
Three top 20 places highlighted a good day for the Great Britain team in the forest with all six runners delivering their best ever World Orienteering Championships Long race results.

The Long distance race at the World Orienteering Championships has started!

Tue, 2017-07-04 00:00
The Great Britain athletes will be competing in the Long at these times today.