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Tweet Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Livestream at the Scottish 6 Days (Strathearn 2019) is announced!

All six days of Strathearn 2019 will be live streamed online for competitors and fans to watch. The aim of the livestream is to cover the breadth and depth of orienteering that we see every two years at the Scottish 6 Days. Therefore, the coverage will focus on different age classes each day.

Day Area Age Class

Day Area Age Class

1

Auchingarrich

M55L/W55L

2

Edinchip

M18L/W18L

3

Dundurn & Cnoc a Mhadaidh

M21E/W21E

4

Culteuchar & Dron

M65L/W65L

5

Craig a Barns

M21E/W21E

6

Grandtully

M20L/W20L


There will also have cameras at the finish to capture orienteers in other classes, and get thoughts from those who’ve just completed their course. Please be aware that anyone could be on camera, both at the finish and during their course! And be prepared to be interviewed after your run, especially if it looks like you’ve had a good one.

Those who start during the broadcast in the targeted classes may be asked to wear a GPS tracker and vest.

In the interests of fair play, we ask competitors not to watch the livestream until they have completed their course. The feed will be available to watch again on demand after the competition finishes.

Each day, the broadcast will start at roughly 12 noon, apart from Day 5 at Craig a Barns, which will begin at 12:30. It can be streamed online via a link at www.scottish6days.com/2019 which will be provided ahead of time.

The livestream production will be by a team including Czech Karel Jonak (IOF preferred producer) with commentary by Katherine Bett.

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Tweet Friday 19th July 2019

Selection for International Orienteering Federation (IOF) World Cups 3 and 4

We are pleased to announce the final selection for the 2019 International Orienteering Federation World Cups 3 and 4. World Cup 3 will take place in Laufen, Switzerland from 27th to 29th September 2019 and China will host the World Cup Final 2019 in Guangzhou in southern China between the 25th and the 29th of October.

World Cup 3 features a Middle distance race, a Sprint and the new format Knock Out Sprint with the British team having a maximum of 6 spaces in each format per gender. The team at World Cup 3 will be supported by Liz Campbell and Jo Stevenson. 

The World Cup Final in China will host a MIddle distance, a Sprint race and a Mixed Sprint Relay. The British team has a maximum of 6 spaces per gender in the individual races and up to 4 teams in the Mixed Sprint Relay. 

Selections have been made based on races named in the selection policy and athlete availability.

As always you can follow all the action on LiveOrienteering.com

World Cup 3 in Laufen, Switzerland

World Cup 3 

Middle Distance
Friday 27th September
Laufen Stürmenchopf

Men Women
Alex Carcas  Cecilie Andersen 
Jonny Crickmore  Megan Carter Davies 
Peter Hodkinson  Sarah Jones 
Ben Mitchell  Jo Shepherd 
Adam Potter  Cat Taylor 
Ralph Street   

Knock Out Sprint
Saturday 28th September
Zwingen and Laufen

Men Women
Alex Carcas  Cecilie Andersen 
Jonny Crickmore  Megan Carter Davies 
Peter Hodkinson  Alice Leake 
Kris Jones  Sarah Jones 
Chris Smithard  Jo Shepherd 
Ralph Street  Charlotte Ward 

Sprint
Sunday 29th September
Laufen

Men Women
Alex Carcas  Cecilie Andersen 
Jonny Crickmore  Megan Carter Davies 
Peter Hodkinson  Alice Leake 
Kris Jones  Sarah Jones 
Chris Smithard  Jo Shepherd 
Ralph Street  Charlotte Ward 

 

World Cup Final 

Middle Distance
Saturday 26th October

Men Women
Jonny Crickmore  Cecilie Andersen 
Matt Fellbaum  Charlotte Ward 
Will Gardner   
Peter Hodkinson   
Chris Smithard   
Ralph Street   

Mixed Sprint Relay
Sunday 27th October

Teams to be decided closer to the race.

Men Women
Jonny Crickmore  Cecilie Andersen 
Matt Fellbaum  Kirstin Maxwell 
Will Gardner  Charlotte Ward 
Peter Hodkinson   
Chris Smithard   
Ralph Street   

Sprint
Tuesday 29th October

Men Women
Jonny Crickmore  Cecilie Andersen 
Matt Fellbaum  Kirstin Maxwell 
Will Gardner  Charlotte Ward 
Peter Hodkinson   
Chris Smithard   
Ralph Street   

Congratulations to all those selected.

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Tweet Friday 19th July 2019

School Is Out! – Enjoy Being Outdoors With Xplorer!

Xplorer is a family-friendly fun navigation challenge that is educational and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the park to find the markers.

It involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making that the whole family can enjoy together.

Using a simple map, the aim is to find a number of markers that are located around the park. At each marker, children need to identify what is pictured and enjoy learning a fun fact to tell their friends. Older children will have fun competing against their friends or other family members whilst younger children will enjoy the excitement of successfully finding the markers.

No previous experience of map reading is needed, and parents are encouraged to join in the fun!

Xplorer activities are listed here.

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Tweet Thursday 12th April 2018

HALO supporting Humberside Police Night Challenge 2018

Humberside and Lincolnshire Orienteers (HALO) once again played a leading role in supporting Humberside Police’s Night Challenge initiative. The challenge saw over 150 young people aged between 13 and 18 from East Riding, Hull, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire take part in the annual 13-mile trek over the challenging terrain of Brantingham Dale.

As well as completing 13 miles of night orienteering, mainly off road, starting and finishing at Brantingham Park (the home of Hull Ionians Rugby Football Club) in East Riding, the youngsters faced eight challenges stationed around the route which this year focused on cyber safety and child sexual exploitation and the associated risks linked to them.

The 30 teams were recruited through Neighbourhood Policing Teams from young people they know and youth and community groups they work alongside. The aim was to include young people who may not have had the opportunity to take part in this kind of outdoor experience, have little experience of the countryside or know what opportunities are available.

Humberside Night Challenge 2018

The teams took between six and eight hours to complete the course, the first team starting at 17:00 with the last underway at an eye-catching 00:15.

The 12 members of HALO were out in force from early in the day right through the night to the early hours of Sunday, with Neil Harvatt and Ken Hutson putting out the controls and having the unenviable task of setting off after the last team to collect them all back in, returning to the clubhouse at 9:00 on Sunday morning.

Each team commenced the Challenge with navigation training by HALO members who delivered an excellent introduction to Orienteering covering how to read maps, plot missing control points, learn about the dibber and understand the obstacles they were likely to face on the route.

Each team is awarded points reflecting how well they completed the various challenges as well as the orienteering but the final results are kept under wraps until the Awards Evening on 29 April at Brantingham Park. In previous years the prize for the winning team was a week’s adventure course in the Lake District, second was a day trip to Silverstone Racetrack and third was a day trip to Alton Towers. A special award of a place on the Outward Bound Classic Course was made to the outstanding individual competitor, and glider flights were made to a number of other outstanding individuals.

Commenting on the event HALO Event Coordinator John Butler, said: 
“This is the ninth year that we have been involved in the Night Challenge and it is one of the ways that we can put something back into the community, particularly for those young people, many of whom have not had the same privileges as the rest of us.”

The initiative is run in conjunction with High Sheriffs’ Tribune Trust, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, St John’s Ambulance, Humberside and Lincolnshire Orienteering Club, HM Prison Service, Defence School of Transport at Leconfield, Yorkshire 4X4 Response, Not in Our Community, Eskimo Soup, Corner House and Yorkshire Lowland Search and Rescue.

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