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Tweet Friday 16th November 2018

British Schools Orienteering Championships 2018

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November 2018

Witton Park, Blackburn

Organised by Pendle Forest Orienteers, South East Lancs. Orienteering Club, Lakeland Orienteering Club and Octavian Droobers.

Saturday 17th November World Schools Qualification Races & Training Event
Sunday 18th November British Schools Orienteering Championships 2018

Supported by the British Schools Orienteering Association

Final details for these two events are available here.

Overall Organiser Melanie Elkington, says: 
"We wish all athletes the best of luck in both competitions and are hoping for a dry weekend."

 

 

 

Officials

Overall Organiser: Melanie Elkington

Saturday SQE: Planner – Richard Tiley; Organiser – Hamish Willis; Controller – Barry Elkington

Saturday training: Planner – Bridget Jardine; Organiser – Hamish Willis

Sunday: Planner – Stephen Richards; Organiser – Barbara Alexander; Controller – Richard Tiley

 

Many thanks to United Utilities, Blackburn Council and Witton Country Parks for allowing us to use their areas.

 

British Orienteering would like to especially thank Melanie Elkington and all the officials for their hard work involved in organising this weekend.  Wishing all attending a fun and enjoyable weekend of junior orienteering.

British Schools Orienteering Championships 2018
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Tweet Thursday 15th November 2018

Early bird discount closes on Sunday 18 November!

British Orienteering Coaching Conference 2019.

Saturday 12 January and Sunday 13 January 2019 
The University of Nottingham Humanities Building

Places are still available and we would encourage you to book before 18 November 2018 and take advantage of the early bird special price. 

Book before 18th November to get the early bird price of £65 for both days or one day for just £35.  

All bookings after this Sunday (18 November 2018) will be £70 for both days and £38 for one day.
Bookings need to be made by 23 December 2018.

To view the Coaching Conference agenda, follow this link Coaching Conference 2019.

Book now to secure your place here.

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Tweet Thursday 15th November 2018

British Orienteering Youth Camps bring young people together

44 young people aged 11-14 years from Yorkshire & Humberside, East Midlands and South East regions assembled at two youth activity camps in October.

Juniors from South Yorkshire Orienteers (SYO), Lincoln Orienteering Club (LOG), Nottinghamshire Orienteering Club (NOC) came together at Walesby Forest Activity Camp for a weekend of orienteering exercises and outdoor activity sessions. Despite the wet conditions, everyone had fun with a mix of O-skills coaching, sprint relays, cave maze and indoor climbing.

“I had a great time and wished it could have gone on longer!” said one young participant from SYO.

Hilary Palmer from NOC and Charlotte Ward from the GB Elite team led the orienteering exercises. “Walesby Forest was a good area to use. Having the lodge as a base in the centre of the area meant that it wasn't too difficult to cope with the weather”. Charlotte took time from her training schedule to come along: “I thoroughly enjoyed it and I'd love to help out again”.

High Ashurst Balancing Act

During the October half-term, juniors from Mole Valley Orienteering Club (MVOC), Guildford Orienteers (GO), Happy Herts Orienteering Club (HH), Saxons Orienteering Club (SAX), Dartford Orienteering Klub (DFOK) and Southdowns Orienteers (SO) also came together for an action-packed day at High Ashurst Activity Centre.

“I’m happy to meet other boys and girls my own age.” said the young participant from GO.  “At orienteering events, I have to go with my parents and often don’t see other juniors”.

Josh Jenner led the orienteering training at High Ashurst. “It was an interesting coaching challenge to design exercises for a wide variety of skill levels, from newcomers to Orange TD3. It was great to see them enjoying themselves”.

British Orienteering aims to bring the format to other regions in summer 2019 and evolve it into a sustainable programme to help more young people in the future.

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British Orienteering's Youth Strategy "Every Junior Matters" aims to attract and retain more young people in orienteering.

You can read the short and full versions of the strategy below:

 

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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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