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Tweet Friday 22nd February 2019

Reminder of Key Dates over the next week!

Here is a reminder and overview of key orienteering dates of events and deadlines happening over the next week.

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Tweet Friday 22nd February 2019

British Orienteering Annual Awards - The Countdown Continues!

There are thousands of people who are committed to the development and delivery of orienteering within the UK each year.

FINAL CALL:  TWO DAYS TO GO!

Deadline for all nominations is Sunday 24 February 2019

British Orienteering wants to recognise and reward some of the great work being done across the sport of orienteering by our clubs, coaches, mappers and volunteers of all ages.

Who do you think deserves recognition for their hard work, dedication and effort they have given tirelessly to our sport throughout 2018?

Who are you going to nominate?

To find out more about the awards and how to nominate, click here.

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Tweet Friday 22nd February 2019

2019 UK Orienteering League kicks off with the British Night Champs!

Orienteers are getting ready to navigate their way to the 2019 British Night Championships in Aberdeenshire this weekend – Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February.

Mar Orienteering Club (MAROC) and Grampian Orienteers (GRAMP) are getting ready to welcome orienteers as they arrive in spectacular North East Scotland for an Aberdeenshire adventure this February at the British Night Championships Weekend.

The main Muir of Dinnet event on Saturday night is not to be missed, offering a true test of technical ability.  With a complex moraine landscape and higher parts presenting a profusion of gullies, rocks and crags, the terrain varies between very fast open moor and clean forest floors to more physically demanding steeper heathery slopes.  Planner Drew Tivendale’s courses will not disappoint!

If you’re making a weekend of it!  There is a Scottish Orienteering Urban League Sprint at Cove, Aberdeen earlier in the afternoon on a new map which Team GB’s Graham Gristwood and Chris Smithard have been busy working on alongside planner Pete Lawrence.  Emit Touch Free Emitags will be used at this event which is being organised by Grampian Orienteering Club.  

Sunday (24 February) will also see the first CompassPoint Scottish Orienteering League of 2019 take place at beautiful Birsemore, Aboyne.  Birsemore Hill rises to 333 metres and includes some intricate areas on the steep northern slopes with a wealth of contour and rock detail including cliffs and crags.  The majority of the area is covered with runnable plantation.  The area was a firm favourite during the 2017 Scottish 6 Days and Mar Orienteering Club’s Andy Oliver is the course planner.

Registration, download and parking are within the Aboyne Academy/Community Centre Complex.

Further information for the Sprint can be found on the Grampian Orienteering Club's website here

Please see Mar Orienteering Club's website here for details of the British Night Championships and SOL1.

 

British Orienteering would like to wish all members a great weekend of orienteering in spectacular Scotland.  British Orienteering would also like to take this opportunity to thank Grampian Orienteering Club and Mar Orienteering Club’s volunteers for all their hard work behind the scenes.  Wishing all members an enjoyable and fun weekend of orienteering. 

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Tweet Wednesday 14th February 2018

Scottish Spring, Friday 23 - Sunday 25 March 2018

Members and friends of the Great Britain senior squad, Scottish Elite Development Squad (SEDS) and Scottish Junior Regional Orienteering Squad (ScotJOS) have joined together to create an action-packed weekend of orienteering on the 23 - 25 March 2018.

With five high-quality races based around Stirling, this is the perfect opportunity to prepare for this year’s JK and British Championships, with something on offer for everybody.

The weekend starts with an exciting night race in the complex terrain of Barr Wood on Friday evening.

Image:  Barr Wood

Saturday will see competitors testing their Middle distance skills at Abbey Craig in the morning, with an opportunity to visit the Wallace Monument, followed by a high speed and complex Sprint race at nearby Rosyth Castlandhill in the afternoon (part of the UK Elite Orienteering League, and a brand new map).

For those with any remaining energy, there will be a night race at Polmaise in the evening, with both long and short courses on offer.

Image:  Rosyth Castlandhill

On Sunday the Scottish Orienteering League is taking place at Auchingarrich. With its physically and technically challenging terrain this will be the perfect end to the weekend.

Image:  Auchingarrich

All the events are linked to fund raising for the Great Britain team and top Scottish juniors, so your entry will be helping those athletes and in return, you will be rewarded with a top rate weekend.

Full details, including entries, can be found here: https://scottishspring.weebly.com/ 

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