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Tweet Thursday 17th October 2019

New Forest Junior Camp – Last Remaining Places

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

New Forest Junior Camp
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Tweet Thursday 17th October 2019

Live Webinar with Peter Hart announced

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 pbrooke@britishorienteering.org.uk

Any questions being emailed in advance, should arrive by Tuesday 19 November.

To register follow this link: Live Q&A with Peter Hart

Ask your questions live with    Peter Hart
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Tweet Wednesday 16th October 2019

Have you entered this year's November Classic Weekend 2019 yet?

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.

THE WEEKEND = 3 events of top class night + urban + classic orienteering.

Friday 1 November 2019:  
WESSEX REGION NIGHT LEAGUE EVENT, SOUTHSEA

Night league event using the seafront, common and adjacent residential areas of Southsea.
Terrain will be urban, parkland and beach.

Organiser: Robin Smith
Email: robinsmithm52@gmail.com ; Tel:  07522 465119

Full details on British Army Orienteering Club (BAOC) website here.

Please contact Robin to ensure map availability.

Historic Cathedral 

Saturday 2 November 2019:
THE CHICHESTER CITY RACE

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

Sunday 3 November 2019:  
THE NOVEMBER CLASSIC

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: dbosbury@btinternet.com

Full details on Southampton Orienteering Club website here.

See the November Classic website for further details or enter on Fabian4.

New Forest 

For more information and to enter, visit:  https://novemberclassic.org/

Book via Fabian4 here

Hurry though...entries close in 10 days time.

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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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