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Consultant required for Event Organiser Training review.
The updated Events and Competition Committee Operation and Structure are now available.
All athletes that participate in World Ranking Events in any of the orienteering disciplines need to create themselves a user account in IOF Eventor before taking part in the event.
The World Cup Round 1 long distance races took place earlier today and Jessica Tullie finished in a very credible 16th place
British Orienteering wishes to identify consultant advisors to support outdoor centres to become Recognised Centres for Orienteering.
Thursday 8th January
World Cup middle finals
The World Cup Round 1 Middle Distance Races took place in Coles Bay, Tasmania today.
Updated Competition Rules for IOF FootO, MTBO and TrailO Events have been published.
Thursday 1st January
Insurance 2015
The 2015 Insurance Cover Note is now available.
Sunday 4th January
World Cup 2015 Round 1
Round 1 of the World Cup kicked off in Tasmania at the weekend with the sprint event.
The Talent and Performance Pathway for 2014 – 2015 has been confirmed and athletes have been invited into the squads.

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Welcome to British Orienteering

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. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.

Orienteering can take place anywhere from remote forest and countryside to urban parks and school playgrounds.  It's a great sport for runners, joggers and walkers who want to improve their navigation skills or for anyone who loves the outdoors. Orienteering - The adventure sport for all. Read More

Event Organiser Training Consultant

We are looking for a consultant to conduct training needs analyses, training development and delivery for British Orienteering Event Organiser training. The full brief can be opened here and for more information contact Sally Pygott: or Craig Anthony:

Jessica Tullie - 16th long distance World Cup

The World Cup Round 1 long distance races  took place earlier today at Transit Flat, St. Helens in Tasmania and Jessica Tullie put in a tremendous performance to take 16th place. The race was won by Tove Alexandersson from Sweden, who made it a hat trick-trick after winning the sprint and the middle earlier in the week.


The results were as follows:


1 Tove Alexandersson - SWE - 1:13:03

2 Sara Leuscher - SUI - 1:16:54

3 Emma Johansson - SWE - 1:17:27


16 Jessica Tullie - GBR - 1:27:20


Full results for women can be found here.


In the men's race, Matthias Kyburz, from Switzerland, put himself back on top after winning the sprint and finishing 3rd in the middle whilst team mate, Daniel Hubmann had to settle for 2nd after winning the middle race. Matthew Crane was the first finisher for Great Britain with his best run of the week in 25th.

The men's results were as follows:


1 Matthias Kyburz - SUI - 1:18:29

2 Daniel Hubmann - SUI - 1:19:46

3 Gustav Bergman - SWE - 1:20:21


25 Matthew Crane - GBR - 1:32:41

34 Ewan McCarthy - GBR - 1:37:54

38 JamesTullie - GBR -  1:42:01


Full results for men can be found here.


Matt Crane running to 25th place in World Cup Long. Photo: Tony Hill.


World Cup middle finals

The World Cup Round 1 Middle Distance Races took place in Coles Bay, Tasmania today.


Results were as follows:



1 Tove Alexandersson SWE 29:40

2 Mari Fasting NOR 32:18

3 Maria Magnusson SWE 33:42


23 Jessica Tullie GBR 43:43



1 Daniel Hubmann SUI 31:48

2 Olav Lundanes NOR 32:43

3 Matthias Kyburz SUI 33:12


28 Matthew Crane GBR 41:37


31 James Tullie GBR - 41:48

45 Ewan McCarthy GBR - 49:20


Full results can be found here.


The next event is the Long Distance and takes place on Saturday.


World Cup 2015 Round 1

Five British athletes have travelled to Tasmania in Australia for Round 1 of the World Cup. The event began with the sprint qualifications on Friday and the finals took place yesterday.


Jessica Tullie, Matthew Crane and Ewan McCarthy were all selected for the 'A' final with James Tullie in the 'B' final whilst Nick Barrable had to withdraw from the sprint due to injury. The GBR results were:


Women: Jessica Tullie finished in 27th place with a time of 19:13, just over 4 minutes behind the winner, Tove Alexandersson (SWE) who produced an excellent run of 14:58, 62 seconds in front of second place Judith Wyder (SUI).


Men: Matthew Crane finished 32nd with a time of 17:29 followed by Ewan McCarthy 39th with a time of 18:21. The race was won by Matthias Kyburz (SUI) in 15:06 with Daniel Hubmann (SUI) finishing 2nd in 15:39. The B final sprint was won by Tim Robertson (NZL) in 16:51 and James Tullie finished 7th in 19:59.


The next event will be the middle on Thursday 8th January.


Keep up with all the action here.


Jess Tullie in action in the Sprint Qualification race.  Photo: Tony Hill


Compass Sport Cup Final 2014

The Compass Sport Cup and Trophy Finals were held on Sunday 14 December 2014, hosted by Southern Navigators and assisted by Guilford Orienteering and the British Army Orienteering Clubs at Long Valley near Aldershot.

The event was most excellently organised with the extra bonus of club parking which added to the atmosphere of this being a club event. Commentary was provided the whole day to keep everyone well informed on team and individual results and several caterers providing hot drinks and food on a chilly but dry day. Marquees were available for shelter.

Bristol Orienteering Klub retained the Cup with 2381 points, South Yorkshire were second with 2322 points and the host club third with 2281 points, pushing previous top three club for many years, Octavian Droobers into fourth place.

Forth Valley retained the Trophy with 1289 points defeating South Ribble on 1256 points closely followed by Sarum with 1245 points.


Golden boot winners for the fastest split time for the last control were British Orienteering Chairman, Martin Ward (SYO) and Fanni Gyurko (FVO).

Full results can be viewed here.

Over 800 competitors took part with the host club fielding 107 competitors.


The 2015 eliminator rounds are on 15 March 2015. Details have been circulated to all clubs and entries are due by 11 January 2015. Entry forms are available here.


The 2015 Final is on 18 October 2015 at Helsington Barrows, Kendal organised by South Ribble.

Item posted by Cerianne Dengate, on behalf of Peter Guillaume.

JK2015 Entries

North West Orienteering Association clubs and their members are looking forward to welcoming orienteers, families and friends to the Southern Lake District in April 2015 for the 49th JK International Festival of Orienteering.


Entries for JK2015 are now open via SPORTident.




Please have a look at all the information on the JK2015 website entries page before you start the entry process.

British Night Champs 2015 entries

The Yorkshire and Humberside Orienteering Association welcomes you to the British Orienteering Night Championships 2015, which will be held on Saturday 28th February 2015 at Middleton Park, Leeds. Entries are now open via 

The Night Championships will form part of the UK Orienteering League for 2015.

British Orienteering Long & Relay Championships 2015 Entries

British Orienteering Long & Relay Championships 2015 Entries are now open via

Visit for further information about the event.


Membership Renewals 2015

Membership Renewals for 2015 are now being accepted.


You can renew your membership in 3 ways:


  • Online: To renew your membership online and pay by card, simply login to the website using the details sent out previously. If you have forgotten your login details please click on the 'forgotten login' button on the homepage. To ensure that you keep your current membership number and to avoid having to re-enter all of your membership and contact details again, please ensure you login rather than joining as a new member.
  • Telephone: You can pay over the phone using a card by telephoning 01629 583037.
  • Cheque: You will receive a membership renewal reminder in the next few days which you can return to the National Office with a cheque.

If you have any questions regarding your membership please telephone the National Office on 01629 583037.

Cerianne Dengate
British Orienteering Membership Team

National Office Relocation

British Orienteering has now moved to Tansley, just the other side of Matlock from our previous premises. the new phone number is; 01629 583037 and the address as follows:


Scholes Mill

Old Coach Road