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Looking Back at 2020: Overview Snapshot - from the month of March 2020

Winning UK Elite Orienteering Performances

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 March 2020 enjoyed in stunning Scotland!

Orienteering controls were sited amongst the intricate streets and passageways in the historic fishing village of Johnshaven and gardens of Lathallan School earlier this month (Saturday 7 March) for the first event of the 2020 UK Elite Orienteering League. Local Mar Orienteering Club hosted the event which attracted orienteers from throughout Scotland and further afield.

There was success for GB’s Kristian Jones looking to score his first elite league points for two years and former international, Helen Bridle of Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club (ESOC) making her league debut on the senior women’s course along with athletes from Edinburgh University Orienteering Club (EUOC) who brought a full squad ready to perform across all classes.

Photos from the event courtesy of Mar Orienteering Club

Find out more here.

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Selections Announced for the European TrailO Championships 2020, Finland.

Nick Barrable

South Yorkshire Orienteers (SYO)

 

Ian Ditchfield

Mole Valley Orienteering Club (MV)

Charles Bromley Gardner

British Army Orienteering Club (BAOC)

 

Peter Huzan

South London Orienteers (SLOW)

John Kewley

Manchester and District Orienteering Club (MDOC)

 

Iain Phillips

Leicestershire Orienteering Club (LEI)

Colin Duckworth

Thames Valley Orienteering Club (TVOC)
(PreO Physically Challenged class only)

 

David Jukes

Berkshire Orienteers (BKO) (TempO only)

Richard Keighley

Wimborne Orienteers (WIM)
(PreO Physically Challenged class only)

 

Graham Urquhart

Octavian Droobers (OD) (TempO only)

Liz Urquhart

Team Manager

     

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Over 1,800 competitors from 67 clubs took part in the CompassSport Cup qualifying rounds.

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Scottish Middle-Distance Champions 2020 Crowned at Gleneagles. 

M10

Peter Atkinson

ELO

M12

Calum Robertson

ESOC

M14

James Hammond

FVO

M16

Sam Griffin

GRAMP

M18

Matthew Gooch

MAROC

M20

Julien Vuitton

EUOC

M Open

Kris Jones

FVO

M Vet

Roger Goddard

FVO

M Supervet

John Tullie

RR

M Ultravet

Rob Hickling

BASOC

M Hypervet

Dave Coustick

FVO

W10

Lucy Ward

INT

W12

Emily Atkinson

ELO

W14

Maja Robertson

ESOC

W16

Isobel Howard

MOR

W18

Rachel Brown

ESOC

W20

Eilidh Campbell

EUOC

W Open

Clare Stansfield

FVO

W Vet

Janine Inman

FVO

W Supervet

Alison Cunningham

ESOC

W Ultravet

Janice Nisbet

ESOC

W Hypervet

Eleanor Pyrah

ESOC

Congratulations to all the winners.

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British Orientteering launched 2020 Spring Photo Competition sponsored by Cotswold Outdoor.

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SOA Launches Lockdown Daily Puzzles with an orienteering theme each day.

Over the 100 day duration of the puzzles, they would go on to attract worldwide interest and popularity, with some puzzles being downloaded more than 1,500 times and a simple contour puzzle which reached more than 38,000 people!

Check them out here

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British Orienteering supported International Women’s Day. 

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British Orienteering provides online meeting facility and webinar platform to support all clubs across the UK to utilise for meetings and training sessions during Lockdown.

Read more here

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National Outdoor Adventure Awaits Campaign launched to promote Permanent and Virtual Orienteering Courses across the UK.

Permanent and Virtual Orienteering Courses promoted locally by clubs and nationally across the UK encouraging people to download a map and enjoy exercise locally on their doorstep during Lockdown. 

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Maybe you have got some key personal milestones or any specific club highlights that happened in March 2020 which you would like to share?  

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