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Tweet Friday 24th January 2020

The UK Orienteering League - 2019 Results and 2020 Schedule

The UK Orienteering League (UKOL) has now been completed for 2019.

Photo credits:  Rob Lines 

2019 Club League Results

The top 10 clubs are:

Rank

Club

Points

1

SYO

7130

2

BOK

6969

3

OD

6718

4

SO

6298

5

TVOC

6149

6

WCOC

6029

7

FVO

5627

8

DVO

5577

9

AIRE

5519

10

DEE

5516

Congratulations to South Yorkshire Orienteers (SYO) on winning the 2019 UKOL Club League.

All 2019 Club League Results can be found here.

Photo credits:  Steve Rush (BOK)

2019 Individual League Results

The winners of each age class are:

M/W

Men

Women

16

Joe Sunley (WCOC)

Anna Harris (DEE)

18

Dominic Dakin (SYO)

Mairi Eades (INT)

20

Ryan Elliot (SYO)

Bethany Kippin (TVOC)

21

Ben Stevens (AIRE)

Fay Walsh (MWOC)

35

Ben Lonsdale (RAFO)

Kath Atkins (HOC)

40

Geoffrey Ellis (RAFO)

Tereza Maria Rush (BOK)

45

Roger Goddard (FVO)

Emma Harrison (EPOC)

50

Martin Ward (SYO)

Karen French (WIM)

55

Clive Hallett (BOK)

Jill Blount (SO)

60

John Embrey (DEE)

Jackie Hallett (BOK)

65

Alun Jones (TVOC)

Janice Nisbet (ESOC)

70

Peter Gorvett (SYO)

Miriam Rosen (SROC)

75

Peter Carey (OD)

Eleanor Pyrah (ESOC)

80

Arthur Boyt (DEVON)

Alison Sloman (HOC)

85

Donald Moir (LEI)

Barbara George (NOR)

Congratulations to all the above individual winners.  

All 2019 Individual League Results can be found here.

Full details of all the events and the individual and club leagues for the 2019 UK Orienteering League can be found on the UKOL website.

 

Photo credit: Steve Rush (BOK)
Photo credits:  Rob Lines

The 2020 UK Orienteering League Schedule of events is now published on the UKOL page on the British Orienteering website.  

2020 Schedule of Events

Date       

Race  

Competition (host club, location)

26-Jan 1 Middle Distance Event (GO, Guildford)
22-Feb 2 British Night Champs (TVOC, Henley-on-Thames)
23-Feb 3 Chiltern Challenge (TVOC, Henley-on-Thames)
21-Mar 4 British Long Champs (SEOA, Haslemere)
10-Apr 5 JK Sprint (NEOA, Stockton)
11-Apr 6 JK Middle (NEOA, Whitby)
12-Apr 7 JK Long (NEOA, Pickering)
9-May 8 British Middle Distance Champs (LOC, Newby Bridge)
10-May 9 Northern Champs, Lakes Double (MDOC, Newby Bridge)
17-May 10 North Cambridge Urban (WAOC, Cambridge)
24-May 11 Tamar Triple Day 2 Long (KERNO, Bodmin)
25-May 12 Tamar Triple Day 3 Middle (KERNO, Bodmin)
21-Jun 13 British Sprint Champs (NWOA, Skelmersdale)
26-Jul 14 Croeso Day 2 (ERYRI, Trawsfynydd)
29-Jul 15 Croeso Day 4 (ERYRI, Beddgelert)
22-Aug 16 Scottish Champs (INT, Tentsmuir)
12-Sep 17 City of London Urban (SLOW, London)
13-Sep 18 City Race Weekend (LOK, London)
3-Oct 19 Caddihoe Chase Day 1 (WIM, Fordingbridge)
4-Oct 20 Caddihoe Chase Day 2 (WIM, Fordingbridge)
31-Oct 21 Salisbury City Race (SARUM, Salisbury)
1-Nov 22 November Classic (SOC, New Forest)
29-Nov 23 Southern Champs (BKO, Aldershot) - permissions pending

Best 12 scores from 23 events to count.

The first UKOL event in 2020 is the Guildford Middle distance race this Sunday (26 January).

Photo credit:  Rob Lines

British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to wish all members all the very best for another fantastic year of orienteering. 

More information about the UK Orienteering League can be found here.

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Tweet Friday 24th January 2020

BOC 2020 - First Closing Date is this Sunday!

2020 British Orienteering Championships 

First closing date for entries is this Sunday (26 January 2020). Entry fees will increase on Monday 27 January. 
Get your entries in and take advantage of the cheaper fees - enter here via Fabian 4.

Above photos:  Golden Valley and Cognor Woods.
Photos courtesy of Dave Peel

Helen Errington and Andrew Evans, BOC 2020 Coordinators, say:  

"There is only now just over two months to go until this event will take place.

However before then, on Sunday 26 January firstly the cheap early entry fee rate will increase at midnight and secondly the Key Officials will be meeting on site (not at midnight!) to finalise arrangements for the arena, start, finish and also to write the contents of the Event Programme – a draft of which we hope to have on the website shortly after the 26 January.

Provisional individual course lengths are already on the website – the lead individual race planner recently arranged for a British Squad Elite athlete to test run one of the draft courses and they were very complimentary about the area and how runnable the terrain is.

We are extremely fortunate to have one Arena for the weekend and are grateful to Hollycombe Steam Collection for allowing us to use their events field for car parking, race arena and also courses will visit some of their land during the relays.

We look forward to seeing you all at the British Championships in a little over 8 weeks time."

Surveyed 2019 by Dave Peel of Peel Land Surveys.
Photos courtesy of Dave Peel

Entries are open.

Individual Long distance
Saturday 21 March 2020, Golden Valley and Codnor Woods
INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES via Fabian4 - here.  

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Team Relays 
Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 March 2020, Iron Hill and Parkgate Rough
RELAY ENTRIES via Fabian4 - here.  

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TrailO 
Saturday 21 March 2020, Highfield and Brookham Schools, Liphook
TRAILO ENTRIES via Fabian4 - here.

Photos above:  The Relays - Iron Hill & Parkgate Rough.
Photos courtesy of Dave Peel

 

BRITISH ORIENTEERING MEMBERSHIP:  Please note that in order to run at the British Championships you need to be a member of British Orienteering. If you have not already done so, now is the time to renew your membership.

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Please note : 
The first closing date for entries for the 2020 British Night Championships is also fast approaching! 
Reduced entry fees close at midnight next Sunday (2nd February 2020). 
Online entries via Fabian4 here.
Find out more here

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Tweet Friday 24th January 2020

JK 2020 - First Closing Date is this Sunday (26 January)!

Jan Kjellström International Festival of Orienteering 2020

The first closing date for entries is this Sunday (26 January 2020) at midnight (UK time). 

Entry fees will increase on Monday 27 January 2020.  

First closing day - Sunday 26 January 2020

The North East Orienteering Association is looking forward to welcoming all competitors to this year's JK at Stockton Riverside and forests around the North York Moors on Friday 10 April - Monday 13 April 2020.

Day 1 (Sprint) - Friday 10th April - Stockton Riverside
This is an IOF World Ranking Event
Terrain: University and college campus, and the local business area.
Entries via SiEntries here.

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Day 2 (Middle) - Saturday 11th April - Sneaton Forest
This is an IOF World Ranking Event
Terrain: Mixed forest, gently sloping, contour and rock detail.
Entries via SiEntries here.

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Day 3 (Long) - Sunday 12th April - Pickering Forest
This is an IOF World Ranking Event
Terrain: Mixed forest, steep-sided valleys, contour and rock detail.
Entries via SiEntries here.
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Day 4 (Relay) - Monday 13th April - Hutton Mulgrave and Skelder
Terrain: Skelder contains fast natural deciduous woodland, with subtle contours and few paths.  Hutton Mulgrave is mixed forest, with track system, and contour and rock detail.
Entries via SiEntries here.

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Trail Orienteering
Day 1: TempO - Friday 10th April, Tees Barrage
Location: River Tees Barrage area.
Entries via SiEntries here.

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Trail Orienteering
Day 2: PreO
- Saturday 11th April
Location: Sneaton East forest.
Entries via SiEntries here.

Merchandise

Don't forget to order you JK 2020 Merchandise

All merchandise can be ordered via the Entries system. You can either order and pay at the time you enter the races, or you can edit your order sometime after entering to add merchandise (and pay for the extra cost).

JK 2020 O tops and Event Clips are available to pre-order via the Entries system - see the Merchandise page.

JK 2020 O tops - front and back

JK 2020 orienteering tops - £15 youth sizes, £20 adult sizes

Orienteering technical t-shirt with zip collar from Scimitar Sports. The design reflects the colours of the JK 2020 logo, and the iconic images of the Infinity Bridge by the Stockton Riverside sprint area, and the whale bones and abbey at Whitby near days 2 & 4.

Sizes available: Men's XS to 4XL, Women's XXS to 3XL, Youth YXXS to YL. For sizing information see the Size Charts.

Order yours via the Entries system up to the middle individual closing date of 23rd February 2020.

JK 2020 Event Clips - £3.50 per pack of 4.

A great alternative to safety pins to attach your bibs and use over and over again. 

No pins, no holes in clothes, no magnets, no rubbing: just a snap-together fastener that securely holds your bib in place. Use through holes in the bib on thin clothing such as a running top or thin waterproof. Made with recycled plastic. Each pack has 4 clips with the JK2020 logo and includes simple instructions for use.  For more information visit:  https://eventclip.net/how-they-work/

Order yours via the Entries system up to the final individual closing date of 15th March 2020.

BRITISH ORIENTEERING MEMBERSHIP:  Please note that in order to run at the British Championships you need to be a member of British Orienteering. If you have not already done so, now is the time to renew your membership.

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Tweet Friday 14th July 2017

Record Breaking Day For British Team at the Junior World Orienteering Championships Long Race

Today the GB JWOC squad ran the long distance race in Särkänpera, Finland, with courses of over 10.7km for the men and 7.6km for the women. There were, once again, many strong performances from our team, with records being set along the way.

Sasha Chepelin continued his superb run of form, coming in in 7th place in a very tight race, just 7 seconds off a podium position. Sasha will no doubt be slightly frustrated with another near miss, as reflected in his post race interview, ‘I'm not actually too happy - my race was pretty scrappy and I nearly ended up doing the butterfly loop backwards. I felt a bit better after taking on some energy, but I'm not sure I used my energy that well, as I feel OK now.' However, his JWOC 2017 individual discipline positions of 7th, 5th, and 7th make him the first Brit to ever gain 3 individual top tens, showing outstanding consistency against the very top of the international scene. 

Elsewhere in the men’s race, Alex Carcas tactically retired after a mistake to focus on the relay tomorrow, and Harrison McCartney finished in 68th, after battling through from an early start, making the tracks for everyone else. Ali Masson finished in 60th after a race he described as ‘horrible, horrible, horrible’ and Nathan Lawson and Matt Fellbaum both achieved top 50s, coming in 47th and 39th respectively. 

In the women’s race, history was also made, with 3 top 20 finishes in the JWOC long race for the first time ever, with GB one of only four countries with this strength in depth (a group which notably doesn’t include Finland or Sweden). This means that the relay A team for tomorrow all ran exceptionally, with Jenny Ricketts and Fiona Bunn separated by just 6 seconds in 13th and 14th respectively, and Grace Molloy in 20th to post her second top 20 in her first ever JWOC races, following on from her 19th in the middle final. Fiona said of her first top 15, ‘I was pleased to finally get a decent result, even after a shaky start to the race. It was a tough one, but I'm very proud of the whole team's performances and super excited for the relay!!!’ 

Meanwhile, Chloe Potter ran herself to 71st place, about a minute behind Alice Rigby, who finished in 65th, with Cecilie Andersen less than 3 minutes off a top 20, finishing 34th. 

Full results are available at http://online4.tulospalvelu.fi/tulokset/en/2017_jwoc_long/

Alongside Fiona, we are also excited for the relay races tomorrow, where both the Men’s and Women’s teams have real chances of a podium finish. Follow the event live from the links on the JWOC website, with the Men off at 11:30 BST and the Women next at 12:45 BST. 

Credit - David Bunn

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