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The March Events and Competitions Committee and Events Scheduling Group minutes are now available.
 
 
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The World Cup 2015 Selection Process is now available.
 
 
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Tuesday 31st March
Orienteers V Chessman
 
 
Watch the quiz show presented by Victoria Coren Mitchell. In the series finale the Orienteers and Chessmen battle it out to be named Only Connect champions.
 
 
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The new UK Elite Orienteering League kicks off this weekend at the JK
 
 
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Appendix E - Event Safety of the Rules of Orienteering has been updated.
 
 
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Thursday 26th March
Sports Coach UK Updates
 
 
Sports coach UK have provided a few updates recently that might be useful to coaches and clubs
 
 
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Tuesday 24th March
Entries closing soon...
 
 
Don't miss out on participating in the British Long Championships 2015
 
 
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Monday 23rd March
Event Programmes
 
 
Both JK and BOC Event Programmes are now available.
 
 
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The 2014 British TrailO Championships, which had to be postponed from last September, were held on Saturday 21st March.
 
 
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Friday 20th March
Congratulations Bill Marlow
 
 
Bill Marlow has been recognised by Number 10 Downing Street for the fantastic volunteering work he does in orienteering.
 
 
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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

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British Orienteering Long Championships 2015, entries for Elite competitors close at midnight on 29 March.

Late entries for other Long Distance Championship competitors close at the same time although very late entries will be accepted up until midnight on 12 April subject to map and start time availabilities.

 

Enter now via www.fabian4.co.uk 

 

A reminder that British Orienteering Relay Championships 2015 entries close at midnight on Sunday 7th April but opportunity for very late entries until midnight on 15 April subject to map availability.

 

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Event Programmes

JK2015 Event Programme can be found here.

 

BOC2015 Event Programme can be found here.

 

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Congratulations Bill Marlow

Congratulations to Bill Marlow of Mid Wales Orienteering Club!

 

Bill who won BBC Cymru Wales' Sports Unsung Hero 2014 in November last year has now been recognised by Number 10 Downing Street in the Prime Minster's monthly Points of Light awards.

 

The Points of Light award recognises outstanding individuals - people who are making a change in their community and inspiring others.

 

The former teacher has been involved with the club for 24 years and organises, promotes and plans orienteering events for members and 42 local schools.

 

Head of Development, Craig Anthony said, "Bill is a great example of the type of volunteers we have in orienteering. It is great to see the level of commitment and enthusiasm for orienteering getting recognition on a national scale."

 

"I would encourage clubs and individuals to continue to nominate volunteers for such awards in 2015 as it is a great way to provide some much needed recognition for the long hours they put into orienteering and raise the profile of the sport "

 

Congratulations Bill and thank you for all the volunteering you do.

 

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British Sprint & Middle Champs 2015

Please note that start times for the Sprint Heats will not be published until about 10 days before the event. Start times will be determined by seeding. It is therefore recommended that all competitors arrange to get to Aldershot by mid-morning of the event at the latest.

 

Course and class combinations are as follows:

 

Course

Men

Women

1

Open

 

2

M16, M35, M40, M45

 

3

M50

Open

4

M14, M55

W16, W35

5

M60

W40, W45, W50

6

M12, M65, M70

W14, W55

7

M75, M80+

W12, W60, W65, W70+

8

M10

W10

 

It should be noted that this combination is different from that which is recommended by the Rules for the Sprint Championships. The entry nowadays is too large for the current course combinations, since the start period for the heats would overlap with the start period for the finals due to course overcrowding. This new set of combinations has been proposed to the Events and Competitions Committee for future Sprint Championships to take up.

 

Both the British Sprint and Middle Champs competition will use the Emit touch-free punching system. Please see this PDF leaflet for details of the system. Please note that only an etag can be used with the emit touch free system, these will be issued to all competitors at Registration, the cost of the etag hire has therefore already been included in the main event fees.

 

Enter before midnight Sunday 26th April via www.fabian4.co.uk

 

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AGM 2015

The 34th Annual General Meeting of the British Orienteering Federation will be held on Friday 3rd April 2015 at Elizabeth Livingston Lecture Theatre, Lancaster Univeristy, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW starting at 5.00pm. This is during the JK weekend and will be held after the Sprint event.

 

The proposals this year are for the adoption of accounts, appointment of auditors and Membership and Levy Fees.

 

After the change to the Articles of Association agreed at the 2012 AGM, British Orienteering are now able to distribute AGM documents via email.

 

An incredible 98% of our members have email addresses in the membership database and we are therefore providing access to electronic copies of the AGM documentation.

 

To view the AGM booklet access this link.

To view the Annual report access this link.

To view the Audited Accounts access this link.

 

On our website, all documents can also be found on the home page news and on the ‘News Archive' page.

 

By using emails to distribute the booklets, we will be able to make a considerable saving on print and postage, part of our drive to cut costs wherever possible.

 

Please accept our apologies if you have received this email more than once. This will be because your email address is held on the British Orienteering database for multiple family members e.g. same email address for yourself and child within a family.

If you would like to update email addresses, please email info@britishorienteering.org.uk or make updates on the ‘My account’ section of the website.

 

If any member would like us to post a copy of the booklets directly to them, please email info@britishorienteering.org.uk

 

Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you at the AGM or receiving your proxy vote.

 

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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

Tansley

Matlock

DE4 5FY

 

 

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