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UK Elite Orienteering League Returns for 2019

Tue, 2018-11-20 00:00
The countdown to the 2019 UK Elite Orienteering League is on, and it is set to be another cracker. 12 rounds over 5 weekends will reveal who are the best all-round orienteers in the country. 

Julie Cleary (LOK) takes on an Orienteering Control Challenge

Mon, 2018-11-19 00:00
London Orienteering Klubb longstanding member and controller Julie Cleary has decided to take up an Orienteering Control Challenge to give back to her chosen charity of 'The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia.'

On-line training now available on YouTube

Sun, 2018-11-18 00:00
Following the pilot of online training, we’re pleased to announce that all three sessions are now available to view on YouTube.

Southern Championships (UKOL) - Sunday 25 November 2018

Sat, 2018-11-17 00:00
2018 Southern Championships is taking place on Sunday 25 November. Hindhead and The Devil's Punchbowl Jennie Taylor Communication Officer caught up with Stephen McKinley (Southern Navigators) the official organiser for this year's Southern Championships set to take place on Sunday 25 this m...

British Schools Orienteering Championships 2018

Fri, 2018-11-16 00:00
Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November 2018

Early bird discount closes on Sunday 18 November!

Thu, 2018-11-15 00:00
British Orienteering Coaching Conference 2019. Saturday 12 January and Sunday 13 January 2019  The University of Nottingham Humanities Building

British Orienteering Youth Camps bring young people together

Thu, 2018-11-15 00:00
44 young people aged 11-14 years from Yorkshire & Humberside, East Midlands and South East regions assembled at two youth activity camps in October.

NCT, Bolton Council and SELOC host Halloween Xplorer events

Wed, 2018-11-14 00:00
Half term in Bolton saw a new partnership form to help deliver Xplorer events whilst introducing and promoting club orienteering events to hundreds of new people.

Athlete-Centred Coaching in Action

Tue, 2018-11-13 00:00
Six M/W15 juniors assembled in Stirling for a busy training weekend during October half-term as part of a British Orienteering learning pilot around youth retention. Lead coach Chris Smithard, a member of the British Senior Squad, welcomed the teenagers for the first of a series of three linked sess...

Southern Night Championships (UKOL) - Saturday 24 November 2018

Mon, 2018-11-12 00:00
Guildford Orienteers presents the Southern Night Championships 2018 (Level B) at Puttenham Common and Britty Wood on Saturday 24 November.

2019 Senior GB Squad Announced

Sun, 2018-11-11 00:00
British Orienteering is pleased to announce the Senior GBR Squad for 2019. The squad features 25 athletes, 15 men and 10 women, with a wide range of experience.

Now is the time to try orienteering!

Sat, 2018-11-10 00:00
Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time.

British Orienteering Membership Renewals for 2019 Now Live!

Fri, 2018-11-09 00:00
Membership Renewals for 2019 are now being accepted.

Universities Orienteering Training Weekend

Fri, 2018-11-09 00:00
Last weekend 29 orienteers from Bristol, Bath, Loughborough and Durham universities travelled to Ilkley in West Yorkshire for a joint training weekend.

Sport England Active Lives Adult Survey 2018

Fri, 2018-11-09 00:00
Sport England’s Active Lives survey reveals almost 300,000 more people are active, and inactivity rates are beginning to improve.

Watch British Trail Orienteering Championships on BBC iPlayer

Fri, 2018-11-09 00:00
The Adventure Show was screened on Sunday 4 November on BBC2 Scotland, FreeSat and Sky.

Orienteering is not just for the super fit.

Wed, 2018-11-07 00:00
Orienteering is not just for the fit and super active elite athletes. The main appeal of orienteering is that it's a very family-orientated sport. 

Talent Summer Camp - Diary Report by Rachel Duckworth (DVO)

Mon, 2018-11-05 00:00
British Orienteering's Talent Squad's Training Camp was held over the summer at Blencathra Field Study Centre, Threlkeld, Keswick, Cumbria. 

Junior Inter Regional Orienteering Championship 2018

Sun, 2018-11-04 00:00
Report by Rachel Collins, Meadow McCauley and Hannah McMullen.