News from British Orienteering

WMTBOC 2018 Relay - Thursday 9th August

Another hot day greeted the riders for the 3rd day’s racing in a row. There were a number of teams in contention for medals, but the results were not predicted by many.

WMTBOC 2018 Middle - Wednesday 8th August

The hottest day of the week combined with the toughest course of the week due to the number of steep slopes demanding a lot from the riders after the previous day’s exertions in the Mass Start race.

World Championships Long Distance

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.

World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships 2018 - Mass Start

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

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

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

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.

World Championships Middle Distance - Street takes 13th

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

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

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

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...

The Lakes 5 Days - Day 5

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

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