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Congratulations to HM Queen Elizabeth II on her Platinum Jubilee year.




British Orienteering Celebrating 50 years of British Orienteering
17 June 2017

A 50th-anniversary film showcasing growth and development

A special 50th-anniversary film was produced by Katherine Bett from Southern Navigators Orienteering Club. It gives a great insight into how the sport has significantly grown and developed over the decades.

If you have not watched this film yet - it can be viewed here.

So much has happened in the development of the Federation from its beginnings in 1967 through to the present day!

Over the seven decades, thousands of orienteers all over the UK, in each of the English regions, in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and in Wales, have contributed countless volunteer hours to organising, planning, and controlling events, to running our clubs and Associations and not least to the many different facets of running the National Governing Body, British Orienteering.

Thank you to all for your contributions to making our sport in this land the highly developed and sophisticated sport that it now is.

There is a lot to look back on with a deal of satisfaction, including some fantastic medal successes at world level.


Roll of Honour & Medal Successes


JWOC Relay 2019: Gold Medal winners

The above photo (left): Grace Molloy (right) joined on the run-in by Fiona Bunn (left) and Megan Keith (middle).


Key highlights of British Orienteering Federation / British Orienteering Activity in 7 successive decades of her Majesty’s reign. 


  • 2012: Great Britain staged the World TrailO Championships in Scotland.
  • 2013: Scott Fraser won silver in the Sprint in World Orienteering Championships, Finland.
  • 2015: Touch-free electronic punching introduced
  • 2015: British Orienteering's National Office moved to Tansley, near Matlock.
  • 2015: Great Britain staged the World Orienteering Championships in Scotland for the third time.
  • 2016: Emily Benham won two gold medals in the Mountain Bike Orienteering World Championships, on 17 June.
  • 2017: Golden Jubilee Anniversary; 50 years of British Orienteering.
  • 2019:  Emily Benham Kvåle, Great Britain won three gold medals in the Mountain Bike Orienteering World Championships 2019; Women's Sprint, Middle, Long distance.
  • 2019: Megan Keith won gold in the Junior European Championships, 2019, in the Sprint.
  • 2019: GB won gold at Junior World Championships Relay in Denmark; Megan Keith, Fiona Bunn, Grace Molloy.


Emily Benham

The photo above (left):  GB team on the podium - winning gold at JWOC 
(left to right):  Megan Keith, Fiona Bunn, Grace Molloy.


Jennie Taylor Communications Officer, says:  "It's quite impossible in just a few news items to portray adequately all aspects of British Orienteering Federation's and British Orienteering Activities over the last seven decades.  There are so many people across the UK who have contributed so much to British Orienteering's growth and development." 

What are your personal orienteering highlights from this decade (2010-2019)?



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Look out for '#7: ORIENTEERING THROUGH THE SEVEN DECADES – 2020 - 2022' will be posted tomorrow (Thursday 9  June) at 13:00.