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Tweet Friday 19th January 2018

Orienteering to be aired on the BBC 1 TV Inside/Out Programme

The BBC is to air City of Birmingham Orienteering Club’s Family and Newcomers Event this Monday.

The City of Birmingham Orienteering Club’s Event held on the 25 November 2017 is to feature in BBC1 TV Inside/Out programme at 7.30pm on Monday 22 January 2018.

The BBC filmed a family taking part in COBOC’s Family and Newcomers Event on Saturday 25 November last year in Sutton Park. This is due to be broadcast on Monday 22nd January 2018 at 7.30pm, BBC1 TV West Midlands on the regional current affairs programme Inside/Out.

Ian Gamlen, City of Birmingham Orienteering Club’s Secretary, said: “We were very excited when Ed Barlow from the BBC West Midlands Inside/Out programme contacted us saying that they would like to film a family taking part in one of our events. Dave Ellis COBOC’s Chairman provided guidance and support as they made their way around the white course. They all seemed to have enjoyed it and we look forward to welcoming them to our next event. "

City of Birmingham Orienteering Club's next Family and Newcomers events start again in 2018 with the first one being held on Saturday 27 January 2018 at Aston Hall in Birmingham from 1 – 2.30pm. For more information and details about the Family and Newcomers events in 2018 click here: http://www.coboc.org.uk/

Orienteering will also be featured by Leicestershire Orienteering Club in Coalville Park again due to be aired on Monday evening at 7.30pm.

The BBC Inside Out programme is being shown on Monday 22 January at 7.30pm and will feature a family trying out four sports including Orienteering.

The BBC link can be found here.

 

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Tweet Thursday 18th January 2018

First two races of the 2018 UK Orienteering League takes place this weekend!

The 2018 UK Orienteering League kicks off early this year with the first two races this weekend in Edinburgh! 

Edinburgh University Orienteering Club Big Weekend 2018.

Four events over the weekend of Friday 19 January – Sunday 21 January 2018. 

This year's 10th Anniversary of the Edinburgh University Orienteering Club Big Weekend 2018 includes:

Friday 19 January: EUOC Big Weekend's Friday - FIGHT WITH THE NIGHT

An exciting night sprint race held around King’s Buildings Campus that is the 6th instalment of the infamous EUOC night series – 'Fight With The Night'.

Friday 19 January: EUOC Big Weekend's Friday - INDOOR EVENT

This year there will also be an indoor race in the JCMB building on the campus. This is definitely something to have a go at!

UKOL 1: Saturday 20 January: THE CITY RACE, EDINBURGH (Urban)

The city race will be run around the old streets of Edinburgh, providing intricate detail and superb route choice. As well as high-quality orienteering, the views and sights are fantastic with lots of opportunities to run around the Royal Mile and to see Edinburgh Castle.

UKOL 2: Sunday 21 January: HOLYROOD PARK, EDINBURGH (Long distance)

A traditional classic race on Arthur’s Seat and Holyrood Park. A wide range of courses will be on offer, catering from new orienteers to hardened veterans of the sport. The area has a wide variety of terrains from the technical contour and rock features of Winnie Hill to tougher, more physical terrain on the seat itself.

For more information please click on the EUOC Big Weekend Final Details document below.

 

Matthew Fellbaum from Edinburgh University Orienteering Club who are hosting the 10th anniversary of the Edinburgh Big Weekend, says: “We are looking forward to welcoming you all to Edinburgh this weekend. This year we are holding our first ever indoor race in the JCMB, one of the university buildings. The indoor race is probably the biggest ever to happen in the UK with around 300 entries, and our entries are the biggest in our history with over 700 people pre-entered over the whole weekend. Also on Friday evening, you'll get to run a fast and furious 'Fight with the Night' in the Kings Buildings campus. Then on Saturday we are going back to the stunning George Heriot's School as the assembly and finish location for the city race, and on Sunday expect some top-notch courses around Holyrood Park. These 2 races are the first of the UK Orienteering League for 2018, so will be a perfect opportunity to get some good scores early on in the season! We will also have a traditional Scottish Ceilidh on Saturday night, which will be a great way to meet up and socialise after the racing.”

 

British Orienteering would like to thank Edinburgh University Orienteering Club for hosting the first two events of the 2018 UK Orienteering League this weekend and wish them all the best in their final preparations. British Orienteering would also like to take this opportunity to wish all members a great weekend of competitive orienteering.

 

For full details about the UK Orienteering League visit: www.ukorienteeringleague.org.uk

 

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Tweet Thursday 18th January 2018

British Orienteering 37th Annual General Meeting

The 37th British Orienteering Annual General Meeting will take place at 17:15 on Friday 30th March 2018 in the Main Gymnasium at The Ministry of Defence, Beacon Barracks, Stafford ST18 0AQ, 800M from the arena.

More information on The JK and how to access MOD Stafford can be found in the event programme here. Photo ID MUST be provided to gain entry.

 

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Tweet Monday 13th November 2017

British Schools Orienteering Championships 2017 this Sunday!

Saturday 18 November 2017 TRAINING Event: 
Cannop Ponds, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

Sunday 19 November 2017 CHAMPIONSHIPS: 
New Beechenhurst (South-West), Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. 

Organised by  Bristol Orienteering Klub and supported by the British Schools Orienteering Association.

Now in its 31st year, we see the British Schools Orienteering Championships return to New Beechenhurst for the first time since 2002 next weekend. With over 90 schools and over 450 competitors taking part, it will be an exciting weekend of racing to see which schools take the trophies.  With school start times spread across the morning, it's unlikely we will know who the winners are until the last runners are in.

British Schools Orienteering Championships 2017

New Beechenhurst is typical Forest of Dean terrain with a network of paths, some steep slopes, ditches and streams. The area will require the children to use their navigation skills while running around this lovely forest. With the Autumn leaves on the trees and ground the area looks lovely.

Event Organiser Richard Rossington of Bristol Orienteering Klub, said:  "Bristol Orienteering Klub are really looking forward to showing off the Forest of Dean to young orienteers from across Britain.  Carol Iddles has worked hard to plan challenging and enjoyable courses for all levels on what we expect to be a great day - and hope to be a fine one! Peter Maliphant's Saturday training courses will be excellent preparation, in similar terrain very close by at Cannop. See you at the weekend!"

British Schools Orienteering Association, said:  "British Schools Orienteering Association are delighted to see so many children from across the whole country taking part in this year's British Schools Orienteering Championships.  We hope the children all have a fantastic weekend and the weather is good.  On behalf of British Schools Orienteering Association, a huge thank you to Bristol Orienteering Klub and their volunteers for taking on this event and putting on the training event the day before.  Good luck everyone!"

Final Details can be found - here.

Officials for the Saturday Training Event: 
Planner: Pete Maliphant (Bristol Orienteering Klub)
Organiser:  Pete Maliphant (Bristol Orienteering Klub) with Richard Rossington (Bristol Orienteering Klub)
Safety Officer:  Richard Rossington (Bristol Orienteering Klub).

Officials for the Sunday British Schools Orienteering Championships: 
Planner:  Carol Iddles (Bristol Orienteering Klub)
Organiser:  Richard Rossington (Bristol Orienteering Klub) 
Controller:  John Fallows (North Gloucestershire Orienteering Club) 
Safety Officer: Mike Forrest (Bristol Orienteering Klub). 

British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to thank all volunteers from Bristol Orienteering Klub and other clubs for spending their time putting on this event and ensuring that this is a great weekend of orienteering event for all to enjoy.  Best wishes to all who are travelling to compete at this year's British Schools Orienteering Championships Final and training event this weekend. Fingers crossed for sunny weather!

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