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The Great Britain rider Emily Benham won two medals in last week’s MTBO World Championships held in Poland.
 
 
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A timely reminder that both Inchmarnoch and Glen Tanar are under embargo for WOC 2015 selection races
 
 
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Thursday 28th August
Winning Student scholarship
 
 
The process of applying for an Orienteering Winning Students scholarship is launched
 
 
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Thursday 21st August
UKOL next events
 
 
The next UKOL events are the British Orienteering Sprint & Middle Champs on 6th & 7th Sept
 
 
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Wednesday 20th August
World Universities Relay
 
 
Men's team finish fourth in final event of the championships
 
 
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Friday 15th August
World Universities Middle
 
 
Today saw the World Universities Middle race in Protivanov
 
 
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Friday 15th August
World Universities Sprint
 
 
Yesterday saw the World Universities Sprint race in Svaty Kopecek
 
 
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Thursday 14th August
British Sprint & Middle Champs
 
 
Don't miss out, last few days to enter
 
 
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Wednesday 13th August
World Universities Long
 
 
A tough day at the World Universities Orienteering Championships at the Long race.
 
 
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A good first day from the British team in the mixed sprint relay finishing in seventh place.
 
 
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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

Emily Benham overall winner of MTBO World Cup

The Great Britain rider Emily Benham won two medals in last week’s MTBO World Championships held in Poland – silver at Middle distance and bronze in Sprint.  With these results and her three victories in the second round of the MTBO World Cup in Sweden earlier in the summer, Emily has won the World Cup overall this season with a lead of 15 points, by far the best result ever by a British rider.

 

Emily Benham is also IOF’s Athlete of the Month this September. Read all about her MTBO career and her views on the growth of MTBO on www.orienteering.org.

 

 

Item posted by Cerianne Dengate.  Picture from N.Benham.

WOC 2015 selection race embargo

Please note that Inchmarnoch and Glen Tanar (Deeside) are under embargo for the GB WOC 2015 selection races.  If you are in doubt then the map showing the embargoed areas can be found at

http://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/page/embargoed_areas

 

This embargo means that competitors, team officials, and other persons, who, through knowledge of the terrain, may influence the results of the competitions, are not allowed to enter an embargoed area. Public roads are open for passage through the terrain.  It is not permitted for these people to run at the Inchmarnoch event on 7th September 2014.

 

World Universities Mixed Sprint Relay

A good first day from the British team in the mixed sprint relay finishing in seventh place. The team were all pleased with their runs with more reaction below. Full results are here http://wuoc2014.cz/result.html

 

 

Kirstin (13th on leg): The course was straightforward but the gaffling kept you on your toes. I controlled my nerves well and I am now really motivated to compete again and train hard in the winter. Overall I really enjoyed it.

 

Peter Hodkinson (3rd on leg): Kirstin sent me off in a strong position and I was really looking forward to this race. Aside from a couple of small direction errors in the park I was going really well and was pleased to gain some time and positions to the teams ahead. I was confident at the finish that Lucy and Kris would continue to move through the field on the last two legs.

 

Lucy (7th on leg): I'm really happy with my first mixed sprint relay. I enjoyed the parkland much more than the town and felt strong at the beginning! It was really fun and a great team to be in :)

 

Kris Jones (4th on leg) : Solid performances put me off in the fight for 6th-8th. I felt strong and caught up to 6th just before the spectator but had a longer forking at the end and couldn't quite pull it back. Good fun and satisfied with the team performance.

 

Today (Wednesday 13th August) sees the athletes race in the Long Distance in Nectava.

 

Item posted by Cerianne Dengate