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Tweet Monday 19th February 2018

Southampton Orienteering Club is celebrating its 50th year

Southampton Orienteering Club is celebrating its 50th year. As part of our celebrations, we are introducing a new event in an exciting format.

The Sunset and Beyond Relay pits teams of six against each other in a parkland and urban setting.

The early runners will start in daylight then, as the sun sets, later runners will compete in the dark.

Each team will have at least two female runners and be restricted to an age and gender maximum handicap. The competition will be tight with lots of head-to-head running helped by mini-mass starts just a few minutes later than the expected winning time for the previous leg.

You get the excitement of the Harvester in a four to five-hour event!

Date:  24 March 2018
Time:  5.00pm
Location: Fleming Park, Eastleigh, Hampshire.
Team captains can submit their entries now here
Entries are open now until Monday 19 March 2018.
Team declarations can be made at any time up until just before the event.


For more information visit Southampton Orienteering Club's website here.


Do you know of any other orienteering clubs who have already celebrated, currently celebrating or have plans to celebrate a special anniversary of their club next year? 
Tweet Friday 16th February 2018

2017 Volunteer and Club Awards - deadline extended by 7 days!



Club of the Year Award | University Club of the Year Award | Young Volunteer of the Year Award | SILVA Award | Coach of the Year Award

Deadline extended to Friday 23 February 2018.

Full details and nomination forms are available at

Tweet Friday 16th February 2018

Volunteer Consultation – Thank you

Successful volunteer consultation concludes.

British Orienteering wishes to pass on it’s thanks to all those who have contributed so far during the volunteer consultation on the member's forum or via email that took place throughout January.

Volunteer strategy lead Peter Brooke commented:  “The feedback received has been invaluable and very constructive. We’re now working through all the contributions and moving into the next phase, investigating some areas further and consolidating our approach.”

Peter added:  “If you’ve not had a chance to send your thoughts on volunteering there’s still time. A key focus of this strategy is that it is always under review and moving with the needs of the members. I’m more than happy to receive emails or speak on the phone”

Should you have any thoughts on volunteer recruitment and development, simply contact Peter Brooke.  Email: or Tel:  07540 150963.

Big thank you to all those who have given their suggestions
Tweet Wednesday 14th February 2018

Today (14 Feb) - first entry closing date for British Orienteering Championships

The British Orienteering Championships 2018 will be held at Balmoral on Saturday 19 May 2018 and Sunday 20 May 2018.

The Scottish Orienteering Association (SOA) is staging the British Orienteering Championships 2018 over the weekend Saturday 19th May to Sunday 20th May in Royal Deeside. The Long Distance Championships will be held over the Balmoral Estate with the British Relay Championships at nearby Torphantrick (Cambus o’May).

STOP PRESS:  The first (lowest price) closing date for entries is today Wednesday 14 February.  Be sure to take advantage of this great offer!

Entry Fees for Championship courses are: 

  Entries open now - 14th Feb 2018 Entries 15th Feb 2018 –  4th Apr 2018 Entries 5th Apr 2018 – 4th May 2018
Seniors M/W21+ £21.50 £23.65 £25.80
Juniors M/W20- and students M/W21+ £9.00 £9.90 £10.80

You can enter here.

More information about the British Orienteering Championships 2018 can be found here.