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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.

Tweet Friday 23rd February 2018

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.
Tweet Friday 8th September 2017

City of Birmingham Orienteering Club set to host more Junior Events

Newcomer and Schools Events are set to be held on Saturday afternoons throughout the rest of the 2017 year and throughout 2018.

As well as hosting the Peter Palmer Junior Relays this weekend, the City of Birmingham Orienteering Club are also running a new series of monthly Newcomer and Schools Events starting on Saturday 30 September 2017 at Witton Lakes (B23 7XA) and then every other Saturday afternoon in 2017/2018 in various parks in and around Birmingham.  Sessions will run from 1pm - 2.30pm.

You can find full details of these Saturday afternoon orienteering events hosted by the City of Birmingham Orienteering Club – here


Jennie Taylor (JT) Communications Officer at British Orienteering caught up with Ian Gamlen (IG) City of Birmingham Orienteering Club Secretary.

JT:  “Ian, I understand that your Saturday afternoon events are set to start on 30 September at Witton Lakes at 1pm and are being rolled out throughout 2017 and 2018 in parks in and around Birmingham.  This all sound great.  What do you hope to achieve from these particular events?”

IG:  “We are hoping to achieve a strong following for orienteering, especially park orienteering, among children in North Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield.”




JT:  “Why you think this type of activity is needed?”

IG:  “The city's parks are underused, and not enough sport is going on in the city, especially in the more deprived areas, and we can help to fulfil that need, especially among those children who aren't so keen on team sports. The area we're covering includes some of the richest districts in England and some of the poorest, and orienteering has the advantage of being challenging but cheap.”







JT:  “What do you intend to do?”

IG:  “We intend to follow in the footsteps of Sheffield Orienteering Club and clubs in other areas that have had successful schools-and-families events in parks.”





JT:  “How are you promoting the series?”

IG:  “We are distributing promotional flyers in libraries, leisure centres and youth clubs. We are also sending invitations to school children via their schools.”





JT:  “What will the activities be?”

IG:  “There will be white, yellow, orange and long orange courses for children progressing from year 3 to year 10 and above. We will also have a fun O maze. There will also be a longer course for adult orienteers.”





JT:  “What has led your club to do this?”

IG:  “Seeing what's going on in other clubs. 

The City of Birmingham Orienteering Club is a small club with lots of ambition and enthusiasm. We are very keen to increase our membership particularly juniors so that they get the opportunity to learn how to orienteer and help grow the sport.

For a number of years now the City of Birmingham Orienteering Club has been putting on a short orienteering course and a Maze O at the Sutton Coldfield Community Games. This was held this year in July and children and adults have the opportunity to take part and learn about over 90 different sport activities, including, of course, orienteering. This year they had over 500 children and adults go around the Maze O with many expressing an interest in taking up orienteering more regularly.”
City of Birmingham Community Games

JT:  “Thank you Ian; this is great to hear. All the best with everything.” 

For more information on the above events please go to

British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to wish the City of Birmingham Orienteering Club and its volunteers all the very best with the organising of their new club membership recruitment events.