Burley YHA, New Forest, Hampshire
Friday 1 - Sunday 3 November 2019
A few remaining places are available for the New Forest Junior Camp in early November.
Organised alongside the November Classic weekend, this offers juniors aged 11-13 years at Yellow or Orange level a chance meet other juniors, improve their orienteering skills and have some fun.
More information available at: www.britishorienteering.org.uk/newforestjuniorcamp
and entries via: www.fabian4.org.uk
On Thursday 21 November British Orienteering’s Chief Executive Officer Peter Hart will be live and taking the helm answering your questions in our latest live webinar.
With the year drawing to a close, now’s your chance to ask questions to Peter about the sport alongside any thoughts and ideas you‘d like to discuss.
The session goes live at 7pm on Thursday 21 November with the link to register below. Those watching live will be able to send in their questions throughout the evening and we’ll try to get through as many as we can. However, you can also send in your questions ahead of the night and be one of the first to be answered.
You can submit a question when you register or by emailing in advance to Peter Brooke on email@example.com
Any questions being emailed in advance, should arrive by Tuesday 19 November.
To register follow this link: Live Q&A with Peter Hart
Don't miss out on this top-class orienteering experience taking place at the first weekend in November.
Entries are open via Fabian4, but the closing date is soon approaching!
This may well be the last opportunity for a major event on the area, one of the best in the New Forest. And the autumn colour should be at its best.
Closing date for entries is: Sunday 27 October 2019.
Night league event using the seafront, common and adjacent residential areas of Southsea.
Terrain will be urban, parkland and beach.
Organiser: Robin Smith
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Tel: 07522 465119
Full details on British Army Orienteering Club (BAOC) website here.
Please contact Robin to ensure map availability.
Southdowns Orienteers host the Chichester Urban in the historic Cathedral City. Part of the UK Orienteering League.
The historic Cathedral City of Chichester hosts many attractions. Charming walks through flagstone courtyards and footpaths, as well as beautifully tended parks. There are plenty of places to eat, and shop drink within a short distance from the event centre.
Planner: Kenny Leitch (Southdowns Orienteers)
Organiser: Jan Ireland (Southdowns Orienteers)
Full details on Southdowns Orienteers website here.
Book via Fabian4 here.
The 52nd Classic, brought to you by Southampton Orienteering Club (SOC), uses one of the New Forest's best and underused areas, Bramshaw Wood, and promises to provide a top-class orienteering experience.
Bramshaw was part of the area used for the British Championships in 1980 and hasn't been used for a National event since the 1990 November Classic. The event is a UK O League event, it also incorporates the SCOA Championships and a Junior selection race for the 2020 Interland Cup.
Car park and event centre at Ocknell Campsite, New Forest, Fritham, Hampshire, SO43 7HH.
Toilets, Tom’s Catering and Traders.
There will be a short bus ride to the start and finish, max 10 minutes, with a short walk to pick up and drop off points.
Planner: Kevin Bracher SOC
Organiser: Nick Bosbury SOC. Email: email@example.com
Full details on Southampton Orienteering Club website here.
For more information and to enter, visit: https://novemberclassic.org/
Book via Fabian4 here.
Hurry though...entries close in 10 days time.
In the men's sprint today, Sasha Chepelin ran a great race, from a late start, to finish in 5th, 17 seconds behind the eventual winner, Olli Ojanaho (Finland) and just 7 seconds behind bronze placed, Joey Hadorn (Switzerland).
The course was technical, with many intricate route choice legs that provided a challenge for the athletes. Sasha said "A steady and secure race overall, but with a few small misses which cost me a really nice result, but the podium is already well beyond what I was hoping for at the sprint race. I really didn't put much effort into geeking nor hours into training for the discipline. In the end, it was a case of planning ahead and taking the foot off the gas frequently, and I think that suited many forest specialists very well, including me!"
Alex Carcas and Ali Masson were within one second of each other, finishing 24th and 25th respectively. Both said they had good runs, but they both saw places afterwards where they could have saved time. Harrison McCartney finished in 80th, with only two and a half minutes separating the top 100.
In the girl's sprint race, Cecilie Anderson ran a strong race against a very competitive field to finish in 20th, +1:26 on the time of the eventual winner, Simona Aebersold (Switzerland). Alice Rigby followed in 27th after a solid and stable race. Finally, Chloe Potter ran into 52nd place.
The complexity of the course and high density of the controls made mistakes very easy to make. Unfortunately, due to this, Fiona Bunn, still recovering from illness, and Nathan Lawson saw missed punches, but no doubt they will be looking to bounce back strongly later in the week.
Full results can be found here. The athletes are having a deserved rest day with the long race next on Friday.
Credit - Aidan Rigby