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.
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.
Athletes club: IFK Lidingö SOK (Stockholm)
Athletes age: 28
10th World Orienteering Championships 2015 Middle
4th World Orienteering Championships 2016 Relay
5th Skyrunning Extreme Series 2017
5th Overall Skyrunning Series 2017
A typical winter week here in Stockholm includes indoor track intervals, a long night orienteering training, a night orienteering race, a technical (altered map) night orienteering training, then something like a relay style orienteering training and a long run at the weekend. I fill out the week with other short runs at lunchtime – or with a commute to and from work (ca.10km each way). I also squeeze in a hill rep session where I can.
I try to make at least 4-5 orienteering sessions every week. Thankfully this is pretty easy when you are running for a club that has a professionally paid coach to plan and hang the training for you! At weekends there is usually always something going on – be it training organised by Lidingö or another Stockholm club. Tiomila is quite close to Stockholm this year so there is a big focus on that locally.
The hardest part is getting out the door. Particularly when it is cold, dark and have had a long day at work. I recommend training with others and in a group whenever possible. Additionally, it really helps when you have a goal in mind. Make a promise to yourself about a particular race or similar that will occur during the spring or summer. Keep this in mind during each training session to get you through to the end!
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”
Thank you, Hector. 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
Interview #3: with Alice Leake - here
Interview #4: with Alasdair McLeod - here
Interview #5: with Jenny Ricketts - here
Edinburgh University Orienteering Club, Mar Orienteering club