In the 2018 Interland match, England were narrowly beaten by the Belgian (Flanders) team. This year hosted by Nederlandse Oriënteringsloop Bond (NOLB) on 11 March in the woods and dunes of Herperduin, near Oss in North Brabant (Netherlands), Interland takes place annually between England, two Belgian teams (Flemish and French speaking), the Dutch, and a NE France team. Teams, 42 strong, include athletes from 14 classes across the age groups M/W14 to M/W60.
Photo: Phillip Gristwood
England athletes won six of the classes: Niamh Hunter (WCOC) in W20, Lesley Ross (OD) in W50, Jackie Hallett (BOK) in W60, Euan Tryner (SYO) in M14, Nick Barrable (SYO) in M40, and James Crawford (GO) in M60.
Other England athletes in the top 4 in class were: Sam Crawshaw (SYO), Alastair Thomas (WCOC), Duncan Archer (CLOK), Clive Hallett (BOK), Steve Whitehead (EBOR), Maya Hampshire Wright (NN), Jess Ensoll (LOC), Abi Weeds (SLOW), Alison Harding (HH), Janet Rosen (HH) and Christine Kiddier (GO) – the last two making it an England 1,2,3 in W60.
For the individual, team results and a full report by John Rye – England Team Manager click through to the Orienteering England website.
The agenda for the AGM and related information, including arrangements for proxy voting, has now been published on the AGM page. All members should have received the AGM booklet either by email or post.
If you have not received a copy of the AGM Booklet you can find all the AGM documents on the website here.
As a member of British Orienteering, you play an essential part in the governance of the organisation.
The AGM booklet includes the three proposals along with the voting form and voting instructions.
The three proposals at this years AGM are:
Proposal 1: Adoption of Accounts
That the accounts for the financial year ending 31 December 2017 be adopted.
Proposed: The Board of Directors
Proposal 2: Appointment of Auditors
That Grant Thornton UK LLP be appointed as the auditors for the 2018 accounts to be presented at the 2019 AGM.
Proposed: The Board of Directors
Proposal 3: Membership Fees and Event Levy 2019
From 1st January 2019 until amended, fees will be as follows:
Senior member – £11.00
Junior member – £5.00
Levy per senior – equivalent event participant – £1.50
Club affiliation fee – £60.00
University club affiliation fee – £20.00
Proposed: The Board of Directors
No changes to event levy have been proposed.
All individual members of British Orienteering are entitled to vote at the AGM, in person or by proxy, provided they will be 18 years of age or older on the 31st December 2018. Each member has only one vote.
You can find a copy of the voting form below.
The majority of the CompassSport Cup Regional Heats took place this past Sunday on a mainly bright and breezy day. The sole exception being the South West heat which has been postponed. Across the events, there were almost 2,500 people competing this weekend.
The South-East Heat organised by Dartford Orienteering Klubb (DFOK) at Balcombe Estate near Crawley featured 14 clubs and over 430 participants.
|Cup||SOC, HH, TVOC, SO, SLOW, SN, BKO||SO, SLOW|
|Trophy||DFOK, HAVOC, LOK, SAX, GO, MV, BADO||GO|
West Midlands Heat organised by Wrekin Orienteers (WRE) at Nescliffe near Shrewsbury featured 9 clubs and over 280 participants.
|Cup||HOC, DEE, NGOC, OD||DEE|
|Trophy||WRE, POTOC, WCH, COBOC, ERYRI||
* WCH also qualify as Final organisers
Eastern Heat organised by East Anglia Orienteering Association (EAOA) at Shouldham Warren near Kings Lynn hosted 9 clubs with over 303 participants.
|Cup||LEI, NOC, NOR||NOR|
|Trophy||SMOC, LOG, WAOC, SUFFOC, SOS, CHIG||
North East and Yorkshire Heat hosted by South Yorkshire Orienteers (SYO) at Canklow near Rotheram featured 9 clubs with over 370 participants.
|Cup||DVO, SYO, CLOK||SYO, DVO|
|Trophy||EPOC, CLARO, NN, NATO, HALO, EBOR||EPOC|
North West Heat hosted by South East Lancashire Orienteering Club (SELOC) at Clowbridge near Burnley featured 7 clubs with over 260 participants.
|Cup||LOC, WCOC, AIRE, MDOC||LOC|
|Trophy||SROC, PFO, SELOC||SROC|
Scottish Heat hosted by Forth Valley Orienteers (FVO) at Beecraigs near Linlithgow featured 18 clubs with over 420 participants.
|Cup||MOR, MAROC, FVO, ESOC, INVOC||FVO, ESOC|
|Trophy||AYROC, KFO, GRAMP, CLYDE, ECKO, TAY, INT, BL, RR, SOLWAY, ELO, BASOC, STAG||
INT, CLYDE, BL
A big thank you to all the volunteers who made these events happen. Full details and all the results can be found here.
Walton Chasers will host the final at Abraham’s Valley near Rugeley on Sunday 21st October 2018.
There are many orienteering clubs already being enjoyed by many students at their Universities whilst studying across the UK. University Orienteering is a great place to either continue involvement in the sport or start it from new.
Jennie Taylor, Communications Officer, caught up with Briony Kincaid at Edinburgh University Orienteering Club. Briony now Secretary of Edinburgh University Orienteering Club tells why she continued to enjoy the sport of orienteering even when she left her home club to start University.
Briony Kincaid, Secretary of Edinburgh University Orienteering Club, said:
“When I was choosing which university to go to I was determined that orienteering would not be a factor in my decision. Having been orienteering since I was about 10 and having been in the Scottish Junior Squad I already knew many of the orienteers at the University of Edinburgh and I was determined that I wouldn’t just fall in with the people I already knew and liked, and not make new friends. I still managed to end up in Edinburgh though and the orienteering club has been a large part of my time here. I’ve met new orienteers from all over the world who have been drawn to Edinburgh and we have a great time, although, I should say, I have made some other friends too.
The University Club offers something for everyone. We have complete beginners, both of the super speedy and the jogging kind, those who have dabbled in it and only really taken it up at University, people who have been doing it for as long as they can remember, and the top athletes who train hard, race hard and despite their partying hard, still manage to win. We’re a small club in comparison with the likes of the university’s hockey club, we’ve got 47 members this year yet of these 47, most are involved in much of what we do. This means that everyone gets to know each other very well, and it is a bit like a family.
Edinburgh University Orienteering Club is a busy club with organised training on Tuesdays (intervals), Wednesdays (long run) and Thursdays (orienteering). We also have our weekly social pasta night on Wednesdays. In addition to this about once a month we set off for the weekend, this for me is the best bit. We set off on a Friday evening usually for some part of Scotland or the Lake District with some good terrain for training or competition or a mixture and I return on a Sunday evening reinvigorated and ready to face the city again. And if all these trainings don’t fulfil your quota of Edinburgh University Orienteering Club time, people often post on our Facebook group about what other training they’re doing and ask for companions. Then we have socials and summer trips and we even host our own event, the Big Weekend in January. Entries are now open for this event by the way.
Being on the committee last year and this year has enabled me to see much more behind-the-scenes of orienteering. I understand more about British Orienteering and the Scottish Orienteering Association and how these bodies function now. Whilst I perhaps haven’t greatly improved my orienteering since coming to university, I’ve seen it in a different light. It’s not just something that you get a lift to with another family at a weekend or go along to a local event. Or even going on junior tours. All the organisation and time which is given by all these people who love the sport is impressive. I think orienteering is a wonderful sport and I’ve been able to share this with so many people. When I graduate I’ll definitely be taking happy memories with me.”
Thank you, Briony. This is really insightful. It is great to hear your continued enjoyment for the sport of orienteering.
Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.
Here are details of these orienteering clubs with contact links for each:
More information about these clubs can be found here.
If you are interested in setting up a University Orienteering club or group and would require support and advice, please email the National Office.
Interested in orienteering, but just want to know more? Find out more here.
Photo credit: Rona Lindsay