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The Talent and Performance Pathway for 2014 – 2015 has been confirmed and athletes have been invited into the squads.
 
 
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Friday 19th December
Trail Orienteering Website
 
 
A new mini-site has been created for Trail Orienteering.
 
 
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Judith Wyder and Rune Haraldsson have been awarded with “The Orienteering Achievement of 2014″ titles in the men’s and women’s class, respectively!
 
 
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Wednesday 17th December
Compass Sport Cup Final 2014
 
 
The Compass Sport Cup and Trophy Finals were held on Sunday 14 December 2014.
 
 
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Friday 19th December
Merry Christmas!
 
 
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at the National Office!
 
 
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Wednesday 17th December
British Orienteering Map Awards 2014
 
 
The following awards are for maps first used in competition during 2014.
 
 
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Monday 15th December
JK2015 Entries
 
 
JK2015 Entries are now open
 
 
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Entries are now open for the British Night Champs 2015
 
 
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Friday 12th December
Wales Sport Awards
 
 
Congratulations Bill Marlow for receiving the Unsung Hero Award!
 
 
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The process that will be used to select the team to compete at the World Orienteering Championship 2015 (WOC 2015) have been finalised.
 
 
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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

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at the National Office. The National Office will be closed from 4pm on Friday 19th December until 9am on Monday 5th January. Please note you can still renew your membership online but membership confirmation will not be sent out until the New Year. May we also thank you for your support of British Orienteering during 2014.

 

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.
http://www.southernnavigators.com/index.php?p=1_33_SN-Events


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.
http://www.pgopage.co.uk/compasssportcup.htm

 

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.

 

Individual https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=1818
Relay https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=1819

 

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 www.fabian4.co.uk 

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

Wales Sport Awards

Congratulations Bill Marlow for receiving the Unsung Hero Award!

 

 

Please find link below to watch the awards, the link is only availble until Monday 15th at Midnight.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04v6889

 

Fast forward to 34 minutes if you wish to view Bill receiving his award.

 

 

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The Orienteering Achievement of 2014

14 athletes and 2 teams are nominated for the annual poll to find the most impressive achievements in international orienteering. The poll is organized by World of O – the major internet presence for international orienteering news. Voting is open until December 15th.

 

Winning a gold medal at the World Championships is always a fantastic achievement – but sometimes winning a bronze medal - or even finishing the course at the age of 96 - can be an even bigger achievement– based on the starting point of the athletes. The stories behind the medals and the great achievements are what make the sport truly fascinating! In "The Orienteering Achievement of the Year" the amazing stories of the athletes are highlighted.

 

Voting is open from December 9th until December 15th using the following links:

 

The Orienteering Achievement of 2014 – Men

The Orienteering Achievement of 2014 – Women

 

In the men’s class Søren Bobach (Denmark), Oleksandr Kratov (Ukraine), Rune Haraldsson (Sweden), Olav Lundanes (Norway), Daniel Hubmann (Switzerland), Gustav Bergman (Sweden), Thierry Gueorgiou (France) and Tim Robertson (New Zealand) are nominated.

 

In the women's class Judith Wyder (Switzerland), Tove Alexandersson (Sweden), Svetlana Mironova (Russia), Signe Søes (Denmark), Annika Billstam (Sweden), the Swiss women relay team (Switzerland), Catherine Taylor (Great Britain) and the club OK Pan Århus (Denmark) are nominated.

 

The international sponsors for the Orienteering Achievement of 2014 are Five+Five days 2015 (Italy), Sun-O Barbate O-Camp (Spain), Riga Orienteering Week 2015 (Latvia), Bergen Sprint Camp 2015 (Norway), Scottish 6 Days 2015 – Highland 2015 (Scotland), Croatia Open 2015 (Croatia), OOCup 2015 (Slovenia) and Sälen 3+3 (Sweden).

 

Prizes valued to over 4000 Euro are drawn among lucky voters & the ones suggesting nominations.

 

More info: http://poll.worldofo.com/2014/

 

British Orienteering Long & Relay Championships 2015 Entries

British Orienteering Long & Relay Championships 2015 Entries are now open via www.fabian4.co.uk.

Visit www.boc2015.org.uk for further information about the event.

 

Membership Renewals 2015

Membership Renewals for 2015 are now being accepted.

 

Please note that you can only renew your membership if your Club has completed their 2015 affiliation and appears in the dropdown list.

 

You can renew your membership in 4 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.
     
  • Direct Debit: If you have already set up a Direct Debit, your payment will be taken in early December and you will receive notification of the exact date in the next few days. You can see if you are a Direct Debit member by logging into the website. 
     
  • 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

 

Congratulations Bill Marlow!

Many congratulations to Bill Marlow who has been awarded the BBC Wales Sports Unsung Hero award for his fantastic volunteer contribution to the Powys Schools orienteering and for his contribution to Mid Wales Orienteering Club over the last 10 years!

Bill and Terry ably assisted by 5x60 officers were running the North Powys Schools Championships today when Claire Summers the presenter from BBC Wales Today and a cameraman surprised him to give him the great news that he had won the award.

They were accompanied by Bill's wife Andrea and Ken Evans who nominated Bill for the award.

You can watch the action on BBC Wales Today Thu 20th November from 6.30pm or catch up with the news on the BBC Wales website. 

 

Item posted by Cerianne Dengate on behalf of Gabriella Walsh.

WMOC 2014

Nick Barrable completed the Sprint/Long double in style on Saturday at Park Fazenda Da Serra, near Canela in Brazil, by winning the Gold medal in the 7.9km course in 55.04. However, he was not alone with this time, as Mikko Väisänen of Finland also achieved the same time and two Gold medals were awarded!

 

 

Joint Gold Winners, M40

 

Marcus Pinker of Cork O won his second Bronze medal of the week in M40 with an excellent time of 56.45. Physically tough courses and hot weather failed to slow the best and some excellent times were put up in many classes.

 

Ursula Oxburgh completed the third double of the week by winning the Bronze medal in W80, taking 36.20 for the course and being comfortably faster than the next three on the list.

 

Nick Barrable with his Gold medal

 

Ursula Oxburgh and Nick Barrable

 

The week was generally regarded as being very successful and the Brazilian organisers can be congratulated on pulling off the biggest challenge they have faced since orienteering started.

 

Full results are on the WMOC 2014 website at http://www.wmoc2014.org.br/en/resultados/

 

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WMOC 2014

Gold for Nick Barrable in M40, Silver for Peter Gorvett in M65 and Bronze for Ursula Oxburgh (W80) were won by the small party of 24 Brits in Brazil, competing in WMOC 2014 at Monday’s Sprint Final held in Canela, in the Rio Grande do Sul, held in humid, sunny and very warm conditions.

Nick Barrable and Marcus Pinker

Peter Gorvett  

Ursula Oxburgh

 

Marcus Pinker (Ireland), currently living in Wales so an honorary Brit, was delighted with his Bronze, also in the M40 Sprint Final.

 

Wet weather forced the Opening Ceremony to be held inside the Canela Municipal Theatre and some 700 or so orienteers and guests were packed inside. The main talking point afterwards was the bizarre choice of the American National Anthem to “represent” the non-existent IOF anthem.

 

The Sprint Medal Ceremony which followed was also unusual in that the organisers had provided no podium so the medallists stood in random places on the stage to receive their awards. It’s believed that the right people received the right medals in the end ...

 

Full results are on the WMOC 2014 website at http://www.wmoc2014.org.br/en/resultados/

 

UK Medallists Peter Gorvett, Nick Barrable and Ursula Oxburgh

 

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UK Orienteering League 2014 Results

UK Orienteering League 2014 Results

The top 10 positions across all individual classes are:

Pos.

Name

Age class

Club

Points

1

Mark Saunders

M55

BOK

498

2

Stella Lewsley

W60

BL

497

3

Janine Inman

W35

FVO

496

3

Peter Gorvett

M65

SYO

496

3

Geoffrey Ellis

M35

RAFO

496

6

Roger Goddard

M40

FVO

495

6

Ursula Oxburgh

W80

WAOC

495

6

Quentin Harding

M50

SROC

495

9

Alun Jones

M60

TVOC

494

9

Jackie Hallett

W55

BOK

494

 

The top 3 clubs are:

Rank

Club

Points

1

BOK

5955

2

SYO

5953

3

OD

5896

 

Event Schedule for 2015:

Date

Format

Venue

Host

Title

07 Feb

Sprint

The Nower, Dorking

MV

Southern Champs Weekend Sprint Event

08 Feb

Long

White Downs, Netley Heath & Sheepleas, Dorking

MV

MV Southern Championships & Interland

28 Feb

Night

Middleton Park, Leeds

AIRE

British Night Championships

01 Mar

Long

Cawthorne/Deffer, Barnsley

SYO

BNC Weekend Event

03 Apr

Sprint

Lancaster University

NWOA

JK Weekend Sprint

04 Apr

Long

Ulpha Park & Barrow Fell, Ulverston

NWOA

JK Weekend Individual 1

05 Apr

Long

Bigland, Ulverston

NWOA

JK Weekend Individual 2

18 Apr

Long

New Beechenhurst, Forest of Dean

BOK

British Long Distance Orienteering Championships

09 May

Sprint

Aldershot Barracks, Aldershot

BAOC

British Sprint Championships

10 May

Middle

Naphill and Park Wood, High Wycombe

TVOC

British Middle Championships

12 July

Urban

Newcastle Quayside, Newcastle

NWOA

Newcastle Quayside Urban Race

03 Aug

Long

Glen Strathfarrar, Inverness

SOA

Scottish 6 Days - Day2

05 Aug

Middle

Darnaway, Inverness

SOA

Scottish 6 Days – Day3

19 Sept

Long

Malham Tarn to Arncliffe, Settle

AIRE

Dales Weekend Day1/Northern Championships/SHI

20 Sept

Long

Hawkswick Clowder, Upper Wharfedale

AIRE

Dales Weekend Day 2/YHOA Championships

10 Oct

Sprint

Eastham Country Park, The Wirral

DEE

DEE Sprint Weekend - Forest Sprint

11 Oct

Urban Sprint

City Centre and Business Park, Chester

DEE

DEE Sprint Weekend - Urban Sprint

07 Nov

Middle

Haverthwaite Heights, Ulverston

LOC

LOC Middle Distance Event

08 Nov

Long

Bethecar Moor, Coniston

LOC

LOC event

 

Further details about the UK Orienteering League visit: www.ukorienteeringleague.org.uk