Along with the governing bodies of other sports, British Orienteering has issued the following statement:
Suspension of all orienteering activities
It is with great sadness that we are now in a position where all orienteering activities in the UK have to be suspended with immediate effect.
We are aware that the Coronavirus outbreak is a very fluid and rapidly changing situation. We will, therefore, continue to follow advice from Public Health England, World Health Organisation and both local and national governments on this matter and will keep the orienteering family updated as appropriate.
The results of both the EA League & the new EA Urban League were published at the end of the year & the presentations took place at SOS’s EA League event at Writtle Forest on 2nd February. Congratulations to our eight age-class winners - Roderick, Chloe, Bronwen, Lizzie, Sarah & Sally in the EAL & to Alesha & Phil in the EAUL.
The presentation of the Punchbowl & a SuffOC mug to Chloe, the winner of the 2019 Club Championships, was made at our Knettishall Heath event on Sunday.
The Club Champs were held at NOR's Shouldham Warren event in December. The weather, the venue & the courses combined to make a highly enjoyable event, &, once the number-crunching had been carried out, Chloe was in first place, followed by Will & then Isaac. Congratulations everyone, & our thanks to NOR providing the basis for such a good competition.
If you were kind enough to donate your map so that another competitor could use it for an on-the-day-entry after the printed maps had run out - first, a big thank you from the Planner & Organiser, & second, you can download the map file from this page if you wish to have a copy for your records.
The new version of our Club League starts this Sunday - January 12th - at Knettishall
John has circulated the basic info in our Punch newsletter & you can find an outline of the new scheme - with provisional dates for some of the events - here (please check back at intervals for further additions to the list). You'll find that the best way to score points is run the class recommended for your age group (which will be the same as the one for an EA League event) although you may be able to enhance your score by "running up". The scoring system will be similar to the one in the previous version of the league - it looks complicated at first, but does take into account age class & level of difficulty.
Online entries are open until 8th January - on-the-day entry will be possible on all courses, subject to map availability, but will, apart from those for Juniors & club volunteers, cost a little extra.
Participants in the Club League do need to be current members - err - have you remembered to renew your subscription?