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
Start times are available here Fabian4.
(BNC) - Nick Silk (SWOC) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Organiser (National) - Allan Lasky (SBOC) - email@example.com
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: www.bnc2018.uk
These two events are part of the UK Orienteering League - find out more here.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Winter Training and Motivation: Athlete Focus
The temperature is cold, and the days are shorter. Struggling to maintain the motivation for training or orienteering regularly? You're not alone. Getting yourself out on cold dark mornings and evenings takes a lot more motivation than it might do in July.
Pick up some tips and see what makes up a typical training week for some of our top elite athletes this winter with our elite athlete focus feature series.
Athlete's club: Airienteers
Athlete's age: 26
British Orienteering Elite Sprint Champion 2017, and competing for Great Britain in the last 3 World Championships (22nd best result).
Monday: An easy run (~40mins on road) and a Hot Yoga class.
Tuesday: Training with my athletics club (Leeds City), rotating between road, track and hills. Typical sessions include 5 x 5mins (75sec) road loop, 10 x 70sec (50sec) on the track, and 10 x 90sec hill reps with jog down recovery.
Wednesday: Orienteering (usually a 1 hour night score event run by AIRE). I use this as a combined tempo run and technical session.
Thursday: A 60min steady road run, plus some core/strength work.
Friday: Either a rest day or an easy run.
Saturday: Training on grass with my athletics club. A typical session: 12min threshold (2), 6 x 2.5min (90sec), 6min tempo, plus strides or hill sprints.
Sunday: Orienteering or a long run (90min), depending on what’s available locally.
Over winter I aim to run approx. 80km a week.
I try to orienteer at least once a week. Usually, this is night or forest orienteering over winter and then I’ll switch focus to sprint in February.
“What if I fall?”
“Oh but my darling, what if you fly?”
Thank you, Alice. British Orienteering and members would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best with your training throughout the rest of the year.
Elite Athlete Winter Training Series of Interviews
More information - here.
Interview #1: with Charlotte Ward - here
Humberside and Lincolnshire Orienteers, Sheffield University Orienteering Club
Interview #2: with Kris Jones - here
Forth Valley Orienteers, Swansea Bay Orienteering Club, Lillomarka OL, Swansea Harriers, Dundee Hawkhill Harriers