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British Night Championships Weekend 2018

Saturday 24 February 2018 - British Night Championships (UKOL):
Merthyr Mawr Warren and Woods

Sunday 25 February 2018 - National Event (UKOL):
Pembrey Forest, Country Park and Burrows

SBOC and SWOC are looking forward to welcoming all competitors this weekend for great  technical orienteering this weekend in both forest and open sand dunes, by day and by night.

Final Details for this weekend

24 Feb. 2018 BNC at Merthyr Mawr
25 Feb. 2018 National at Pembrey

Start times are available here Fabian4.

(BNC) - Nick Silk (SWOC) -
Organiser (National) - Allan Lasky (SBOC) -
Planner (BNC) - Roger Stein (SBOC)
Planner (National) - Steve Quinton (SBOC)
Controller (BNC )- Charles Daniel (BOK)
Controller (National) - Mark Saunders (BOK)


British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to thank all the officials and all other clubs and volunteers for their time and hard work in arranging this weekend of orienteering. 

British Orienteering wishes all members taking part in this weekend's British Night Championships Weekend all the very best for a great weekend of orienteering.

For more information visit the British Night Weekend website:

These two events are part of the UK Orienteering League - find out more here.

Tweet Friday 23rd February 2018

Last few days to enter the JK2018 Individual 3 days

Last few days to enter

Entries for JK2018 for the Individual 3 days close at midnight on:
Sunday 25th February 2018.  

Entries can be made via SiEntries

Enquiries to Diane Jacks at:


JK2018 Relay
Entries for the JK 2018 Relay close on Sunday 4th March.

Entries can be made via SiEntries.  


For more information visit the JK2018 website here.

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DEADLINE DAY: Today for all 2017 Volunteer Club Award nominations.

All nominations to be submitted by Friday 23 February (midnight).

More information can be found here

All nominations need to please be sent to:

Thank you to all who have sent in nominations for these awards.
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Sport and Recreation Alliance presents Emeritus Award to Mike Hamilton

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has presented Mike Hamilton Chief Executive Officer of British Orienteering, with an Emeritus Award for his long-term service to orienteering.

The Sport and Recreation Alliance Emeritus Award has been in existence for over 10 years and is awarded for life-long or sustained service to grassroots sport and recreation or for long service to the Sport and Recreation Alliance itself. 

Mike Hamilton

Mike Hamilton

Mike has been a lever for leading this change making sure that the 25,000 people who challenge themselves physically and mentally by orienteering at least six times a year in 2016 find this ‘go to’ outdoor sport fulfilling.

This level of activity is impressive on any scale, but even more so when you factor in that British Orienteering has only 11,000 members. Part of this growth is down to Mike making sure the sport is modernising. One way they have done this is by increasing local, urban orienteering to fit more easily into the lives of runners and walkers of all ages who want to test themselves. Change doesn’t come easy and British Orienteering, like many sports, has longstanding participants who want the sport to ‘remain the same’ combined with new participants with views of a modern outdoor adventure sport. The organisation has also worked hard to improve their decision making to help strike the balance between the differing aims of members and participants and has moved from a ‘Council of 25’ to a more traditional board of directors.

Mike has been involved in sport throughout his life as a participant, performer, volunteer and professional and has been Chief Executive at British Orienteering since January 2006. Sport has been and continues to be his way of life and he started his career as a PE teacher after studying at Loughborough University. He also played cricket and hockey and moved into coaching hockey at all levels from beginners to Olympic squads.

He counts himself very fortunate to have been so readily accepted as Chief Executive in a small sport, and one in which he had not been an active ‘participant’. He has found this both challenging and enjoyable at the same time. British Orienteering turned 50 years old this year, and it is exciting to see how it will continue to grow and continue developing with the times under his continued leadership.

Mike Hamilton Chief Executive Officer for British Orienteering, said:  “It is a great honour to be recognised by the Sport and Recreation Alliance for my work at British Orienteering. During the time, I’ve worked within the sport, the role of the Alliance has changed considerably. I believe the Alliance has grown in importance as an independent organisation providing leadership and support within the sport sector. Therefore, receiving the Emeritus Award, I feel, is one of the highest tributes and recognitions I could receive. Thank you.”

Judith Holt, Chair of British Orienteering, said: Mike's SRA Emeritus Award is well-deserved recognition for his success in working with British Orienteering. As Chair, I have benefited enormously from the extensive knowledge he has built up about the sport and its governance. I am delighted that his dedication and hard work have been recognised in this way.”

Andrew Moss, Chair of the Sport and Recreation Alliance commented: “We are delighted to present Mike with the 2017 Emeritus Award for his outstanding service to British Orienteering and the wider sport and recreation sector. Through Mike’s innovative leadership, British Orienteering continues to think creatively about how it can offer people from all backgrounds the opportunity to be active. As a result, his contribution has made a significant difference to the growth and profile of British Orienteering and his passion has enabled more people from across the country to get involved and to experience the benefits of sport and recreation.”

This exciting and challenging outdoor sport is growing as the sport continues to respond to fresh challenges.