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.
Volunteers in clubs and at events are the heartbeat of the sport. Without them, the sport would not be able to function and provide so much enjoyment to thousands of people of all ages throughout the year across the country. Orienteering is in a unique position as one of few sports with such a diverse age range of people involved at events as participants and volunteers.
Our challenge is to ensure that more people of all ages become club volunteers, by raising awareness and challenging perceptions of what’s involved and supporting easier routes into becoming more involved in the clubs.
Within clubs, data shows that on average every volunteer committee member takes on the duties of two positions, whilst the average age of a committee member is over 58. Essentially this demonstrates a shortage of people involved as committee members. The challenge is to utilise these dedicated and experienced volunteers to train and encourage more people to be involved, relieving some pressures within clubs.
Building on the 2014 volunteer report, British Orienteering wishes to evolve a strategy ensuring the previous report remains relevant and appropriate to today’s volunteers. With the aim to increase the numbers volunteering in clubs whilst improving the perception and understanding of just what’s involved. What would make volunteering more appealing and enjoyable? What challenges have volunteers faced? How were they overcome? How can we work together to highlight and share best practice?
The new strategy is intended to deliver a more balanced and integrated volunteer approach, with clear networks and above all, oversee an increase in those involved. No doubt across the country there is so much great work and ideas going on, that we want to discover, recognise and above all share in order to deliver a consistently excellent experience in the sport.
Send your input (in any format) by e-mail by 31 January 2018 to the British Orienteering development lead for volunteering: Peter Brooke email@example.com
Photo Credit: Linda Cairns