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.
The first three runners from Denmark were able to stay with the pack before Maja Alm made a gap on the rest of the field in a fast and tight sprint relay race around the soggy Wroclaw Zoo. Their lead was 26 seconds over Switzerland, and Russia took third place, 40 seconds behind.
Great Britain finished in a very impressive 5th place only 1:20 behind the winners and 42 seconds from a podium finish! Here's what the athletes thought of the experience:
Tessa Strain said: “I was happy with my race. I know my fitness isn't as good as the best and so I just focussed on getting my controls right and was pleased to be within touching distance of the lead.”
Peter Hodkinson said: “I think we performed well as a team and I'm happy with a strong run on my leg. I started with a small gap ahead of the main group of favourites and worked hard to gradually close this throughout the course. By the end, I had gained time on the leaders and set Ralph off with the main pack so I'm satisfied that I did the job that needed to be done. There were a lot of routes doubling back in the zoo so I was often able to see the teams ahead which really helped me to push on as I saw the runners ahead getting closer to me.”
Ralph Street said: “I was really excited to be going out amongst some good runners, there were a lot of 50/50 decisions to start with and we stayed together as a pack. Around halfway through the zoo, I saw an opportunity to potentially gain time and this put me into the lead of the pack. From there I tried to push on and close the gap to Kyburz, unfortunately, my orienteering suffered a little bit but overall I feel I did gain time by making this tactical decision.”
Megan Carter Davies said: “Tessa, Peter and Ralph sent me out in a great position. I knew that realistically I was not going to hold our 2nd place so there was no point worrying about it but instead have a good run for me. I did that and was happy to see that I was actually able to keep with the other girls out there. I misread the hedges after the arena passage allowing Helena to overtake but otherwise, I am really happy with how that went and am very proud of my teammates for doing such a great job today.”
Congratulations to all the athletes that have taken part in The World Games 2017. The GB team will now look ahead to World Cup Round 3 in Latvia which takes place on 25th - 27th August 2017.