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Looking Back at 2020: Overview Snapshot - the month of September 2020

17 September - New eLearning ‘Introduction to Orienteering’ course was launched by British Orienteering in September 2020.

Targeted at teachers, outdoor centre staff, group and youth leaders across the UK.     

How you signed up yet?  Find out more here.


Orienteers headed to Bunker's Hill to Enjoy More Orienteering.

Read more here.  


We did it! Southampton Orienteering Club Enjoyed First Post Lockdown Event.

Southampton Orienteering Club enjoyed finally getting back to a semblance of "normal" orienteering. Thunderstorms were forecast from mid-afternoon all the way through and looked like they would be with us for the whole of the event. By the time competitors were socially distancing at the start, the sun was out and it was a glorious evening. 

Read more here.

Southampton Orienteering Club

European Junior Orienteering Championships Selection Announced.

Athletes were selected to represent Great Britain in the 2020 European Junior Orienteering Championships.   



Matthew Gooch (MAROC)

Flurry Grierson (DEVON)

Joe Hudd (WCOC)

Max Möbus (SYO)

Peter Molloy (FVO)

Ewan Musgrave (MAROC)

Daniel Spencer (WCOC/EUOC)

Ben Squire (NOC)

Alastair Thomas (WCOC/EUOC)

Euan Tryner (SYO)


Rachel Brown (ESOC)

Eilidh Campbell (MAROC/EUOC)

Rachel Duckworth (DVO)

Niamh Hunter (WCOC/EUOC)

Grace Molloy (FVO/OUOC)

Lizzie Stansfield (FVO)

Alice Wilson (CLYDE)

Congratulations to all.  Find out more here.


Talent Assessment Camp: Selection Announced.


Adam Barrie MAROC
Ben Gostick HH
Sam Griffin GRAMP
Tommy Heap SO
Jamie Lightfoot SYO
Adam Methven BKO
Max Mobus SYO
Guy Owen BOK


Catriona Chapman MAROC
Alexandra Crawshaw SYO
Hannah Kingham MOR
Isobel Howard MOR
Alice Kemsley BASOC
Faith Kenyon MOR
Iris MacMillan ECKO
Imogen Pieters SYO
Isobel Sunley WCOC

Congratulations to all.  Read more here.  


SOA staff team published a range of resources to help support clubs.

Find out more here.  


British Orienteering supported three national campaigns in September.

  • 14 - 20 September 2020 -  UK Coaching Week.
    Find out more here

  • 19 - 27 September 2020 - British Orienteering joined in with The Great British Week of Sport – to celebrate the Sport of Orienteering.

  • 23 September 2020 - British Orienteering supported National Fitness Day.


SOA Developing and Launched Planners Online Workshops.

Scottish Orienteering relies on the skills of the volunteer members to plan the courses we all enjoy participating in.

More planners = healthy options for clubs.

Find out more here.


Examples of some Club Achievements within the restrictions and guidance.


  • South Ribble Orienteering Club  - MaprunF and how the club went from zero to …. to maybe halfway up the scale. 
    Read more here.
  • Manchester Orienteering Clubs secured funding to support an initiative to help city families learn about orienteering.
    Read more here.
  • West Cumberland Orienteering Club hold 4th event since ease of lockdown. 
    Read more here.
  • Sarah Mansel, Suffolk Orienteers talks of her Lockdown Adventure with MapRun. 
    Read more here.
  • Claro Orienteering Club enjoyed recent Level D events. 
    Read more here.
  • Leicestershire Orienteering Club enjoyed competitive orienteering again.  
    A series of seven events gave club members a chance to get out and do some competitive orienteering. 
    Read more here.
  • Eborienteers hold successful regional event at Skipwith Common.
    Steve Corrigan from Eborienteers, says: "We had a successful Regional Event at Skipwith Common on Sunday 30 August 2020 with 240 competitors. To accommodate everyone safely we used two separate starts and extended the start times from 10:30am to 13:45am."
    Read more here.
  • South Yorkshire Orienteers enjoy second event in Graves Park, Sheffield. 
    Read more here.
  • Bristol Orienteering Klub put on Junior Summer Series of Virtual Orienteering. 
    Read more here.
  • South London Orienteers enjoy Regional Event at Glovers Wood. 
    Read more here.

  • Border Liners held their second club event.  
    Following protocols and requirements set down by British Orienteering, the club provided socially distanced start and finish procedures for nearly 170 orienteers to take part on five separate courses. 
    Read more here.

South Yorkshire Orienteers


Transport for London (TfL) partnered with British Orienteering to create active travel-inspired urban orienteering challenges

Londoners were given the chance to explore the city in a whole new way. The challenges complemented TfL’s Streetspace for London plan, which helped to make space to enable people to maintain social distancing.

The course and activities were designed by British Orienteering with the support from local London clubs - South London Orienteers (SLOW) and London Orienteering Klubb (LOK).

Find out more here.