News from British Orienteering

Summer Fair Orienteering!

Jennie Taylor, Communications Officer caught up with Rachel Leathwood from Bristol Orienteering Klub who has recently been busy providing an orienteering activity at her children’s summer fair.

British Orienteering are supporting Parents in Sport Week 2017

British Orienteering is supporting Parents in Sport Week, which takes place on Monday 2 to Sunday 8 October 2017. The week aims to showcase the valuable role parents play in facilitating young people’s enjoyment and development in their chosen sport.

Peter Palmer Junior Team Relays 2017

Closing date fast approaching!  Entries close:  Sunday 3 September 2017 9 – 10 September 2017 in Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield near Birmingham.

City of Birmingham Orienteering Club hosting many Junior Events

Maze O success! For a number of years now, the City of Birmingham Orienteering Club (COBOC) have put on a short orienteering course and a Maze O at the Sutton Coldfield Community Games. This was held on 8 – 9 July 2017 and children and adults have the opportunity to take part and learn about over 90...

Know London Walking: The results

Thanks to everyone who took part! On Saturday some of you took part in the Know London Walking challenge, navigating around London to find Legible London signs and scan as many QR codes as possible. As is to be expected in England, we had a little bit of rain, but we still had plenty of ent...

Chris James presented with British Orienteering 50th Anniversary Award

For 50 years orienteering in the United Kingdom has been developed, nurtured, promoted and led with passion and dedication by a succession of volunteer sports men and women. Between them, they have brought British Orienteers from small beginnings to the front of the world stage as well as spreading ...

Association and Club Conference and EGM

Notice is hereby given that an Extraordinary General Meeting of British Orienteering will take place at The Studio, Riverside West, Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS1 4AW on Saturday, 14th October 2017 at 11:00 am.

Another Gold for Emily Benham!

Emily Benham won the Middle distance European Championships yesterday in the forest of Ormes near Orleans. A tricky course on Les Labyrinthe, an aptly named map! Flat and fast with areas of tricky path networks.

50th anniversary celebrations have boosted engagement

We celebrated the 50th anniversary on the 17 June and this has generated exciting engagement and presented some golden opportunities. Whilst the anniversary cake is now a memory to those who sampled it, the 50th film, the BBC One feature and Focus magazine remain permanent mementoes. The celebration...

Royal Deeside 2017 Scottish 6 Days - Day 1, Glen Tanar

40 years after the first Scottish 6 Days over 3,000 competitors from 30 countries across the world converged on the scenic Glen Tanar Estate near Aboyne in Royal Deeside.  Following a pleasant drive along the dusty dirt track cars emerged onto a vast field to the south of the River Tanar. 

The World Games Sprint relay: Denmark back on winning form

The first three runners from Denmark were able to stay with the pack before Maja Alm made a gap on the rest of the field in a fast and tight sprint relay race around the soggy Wroclaw Zoo. Their lead was 26 seconds over Switzerland, and Russia took third place, 40 seconds behind.

Tessa Strain top Brit in World Games Middle Race

It was another exciting day of action at the World Games with the Middle Distance Race. Tessa Strain was top Brit finishing in 13th place. Tessa finished the race in the lead with a fantastic 4min advantage over the nearest runner. Tessa was very excited with her run which is great to see!

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