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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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Chris James presented with British Orienteering 50th Anniversary Award

For 50 years orienteering in the United Kingdom has been developed, nurtured, promoted and led with passion and dedication by a succession of volunteer sports men and women. Between them, they have brought British Orienteers from small beginnings to the front of the world stage as well as spreading their sport throughout the country at every level and every age.

Left to right: Chair, Judith Holt, presenting the award to Chris James

As a representative of his many colleagues and fellow visionaries over the 50 years and in recognition of his unflagging personal zeal and unstinting contribution to orienteering throughout that time, Chris James was awarded the British Orienteering 50th Anniversary Award at the prizegiving of the 2017 Scottish 6-Days event.

On behalf of British Orienteering in this 50th year, Judith Holt Chair of British Orienteering presented the award to Chris James on the prize-giving podium. 

Judith congratulates Chris on his contribution to the sport

Judith Holt Chair of British Orienteering said: “I am honoured to be presenting this award to Chris who has contributed so much to the sport over so many years. It is particularly fitting that I am able to do so at this Scottish event because Chris's contribution includes being the first Scottish Orienteering Association fixtures secretary and also because of his legendary enthusiasm for Scottish Dancing.”

Chris James delighted with his award

Chris James from North Gloucestershire Orienteering Club said: 

“I am very honoured to be presented with this unique award.  Of course, I am but one of the millions of people who have volunteered over the 50+ years.  Whether a friend or family member giving up an hour or two or say the Co-ordinator of a major event such as this fantastic Scottish 6 Day so many have volunteered.  British Orienteering must have one of the very best records of any organisation with so many of its members giving willingly of their time. My life changed in a big way when I met and joined Chris Brasher and John Disley in May 1965 in Surrey.  My move to live and stay in Scotland in July 1967, just as the Federation had been formed, helped to draw everyone together thanks to the foresight of our 3rd Federation Chairman Bob Climie from Scotland.  I look forward to continuing volunteering as the Federation moves into its 2nd half century.  Hope to see you at the 100th anniversary!”

British Orienteering 50th Anniversary Award Presented to Chris James in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the sport over 50 years.
Chris James is congratulated by participants attending the Scottish 6-Days this year.

Photos supplied by Laurence Johnson Photography
Check out his Scottish 6 Day photos here


More news stories about British Orienteering's 50th Anniversary can be found in the links below:

50th anniversary celebrations have boosted engagement