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Tweet Friday 22nd February 2019

Reminder of Key Dates over the next week!

Here is a reminder and overview of key orienteering dates of events and deadlines happening over the next week.

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Tweet Friday 22nd February 2019

British Orienteering Annual Awards - The Countdown Continues!

There are thousands of people who are committed to the development and delivery of orienteering within the UK each year.

FINAL CALL:  TWO DAYS TO GO!

Deadline for all nominations is Sunday 24 February 2019

British Orienteering wants to recognise and reward some of the great work being done across the sport of orienteering by our clubs, coaches, mappers and volunteers of all ages.

Who do you think deserves recognition for their hard work, dedication and effort they have given tirelessly to our sport throughout 2018?

Who are you going to nominate?

To find out more about the awards and how to nominate, click here.

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Tweet Friday 22nd February 2019

2019 UK Orienteering League kicks off with the British Night Champs!

Orienteers are getting ready to navigate their way to the 2019 British Night Championships in Aberdeenshire this weekend – Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February.

Mar Orienteering Club (MAROC) and Grampian Orienteers (GRAMP) are getting ready to welcome orienteers as they arrive in spectacular North East Scotland for an Aberdeenshire adventure this February at the British Night Championships Weekend.

The main Muir of Dinnet event on Saturday night is not to be missed, offering a true test of technical ability.  With a complex moraine landscape and higher parts presenting a profusion of gullies, rocks and crags, the terrain varies between very fast open moor and clean forest floors to more physically demanding steeper heathery slopes.  Planner Drew Tivendale’s courses will not disappoint!

If you’re making a weekend of it!  There is a Scottish Orienteering Urban League Sprint at Cove, Aberdeen earlier in the afternoon on a new map which Team GB’s Graham Gristwood and Chris Smithard have been busy working on alongside planner Pete Lawrence.  Emit Touch Free Emitags will be used at this event which is being organised by Grampian Orienteering Club.  

Sunday (24 February) will also see the first CompassPoint Scottish Orienteering League of 2019 take place at beautiful Birsemore, Aboyne.  Birsemore Hill rises to 333 metres and includes some intricate areas on the steep northern slopes with a wealth of contour and rock detail including cliffs and crags.  The majority of the area is covered with runnable plantation.  The area was a firm favourite during the 2017 Scottish 6 Days and Mar Orienteering Club’s Andy Oliver is the course planner.

Registration, download and parking are within the Aboyne Academy/Community Centre Complex.

Further information for the Sprint can be found on the Grampian Orienteering Club's website here

Please see Mar Orienteering Club's website here for details of the British Night Championships and SOL1.

 

British Orienteering would like to wish all members a great weekend of orienteering in spectacular Scotland.  British Orienteering would also like to take this opportunity to thank Grampian Orienteering Club and Mar Orienteering Club’s volunteers for all their hard work behind the scenes.  Wishing all members an enjoyable and fun weekend of orienteering. 

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Tweet Tuesday 25th July 2017

Seventh Place for Ralph Street at the World Games

Day 1 of the World Games in Wroclaw, Poland and Ralph Street was top Brit taking seventh place in the sprint race. It was incredibly close for the placings around Ralph with 0.4 separating 5th to 8th. Ralph was delighted finishing in his highest position ever in a senior international sprint race.

Peter Hodkinson finished in a very creditable 12th place.

Peter said after the race: "I'm quite happy with my race. I pushed hard from the start, which set me up well for the race although it did hurt a lot at the end! I made one mistake, taking the wrong alley in the main square, which I think cost me a top 10 position, but I'm pleased with a good result nonetheless. I think I've made good progress this year and would certainly have taken 13th at WOC and 12th at World Games if I'd been offered them at the start of the year. I'm confident I can get a top 10 next year."

Mens
1st Jerker Lysell Sweden
2nd Yannick Michiels Belgium
3rd Matthias Kyburz Switzerland
7th Ralph Street Great Britain
12th Peter Hodkinson Great Britain
Peter Hodkinson in action 
Ralph happy with his result
Ralph Street in action

In the Women’s race, it was a first World Games experience for Megan Carter Davies after her World Championships debut this year. Megan finished up in 17th place and said afterwards:  "It was a decent run and I am quite happy with it. The course was straightforward but I was tiring towards the end and slowing down going in and out of controls"

Tessa Strain finished in 22nd place. Tessa said after the race that "unfortunately, a mistake in the first half of the race meant she didn’t get the result she was hoping for. The rest of the course outside of the mistake went well for her."

Womens
1st Maja Alm Denmark
2nd Elena Roos Switzerland
3rd Lina Strand Sweden
17th Megan Carter Davies Great Britain
22nd Tessa Strain Great Britain

The full results can be found here.

Well done to all athletes today. The series of three races continues with the Middle Distance tomorrow.

Megan Carter-Davies in action 
Tessa Strain sprinting towards the finish
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