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Tweet Tuesday 11th September 2018

Major Events Consultant

British Orienteering is pleased to announce that Helen Errington from Maprunner has been awarded a short-term contract to support British Orienteering’s Major Events, in particular the JK 2019 which is being held in the South Central Region from 19th – 22nd April 2019 in the Aldershot and Newbury areas.

Peter Hart, Chief Executive said:

"After a thorough and rigorous recruitment process we are delighted that Helen Errington has agreed to work with British Orienteering as their Major Events Consultant. Helen has very significant experience in organising and supporting major events in orienteering.

She has excellent event organisational experience and the drive to help us support our Major Events programme and development.

I am personally very pleased that we have been able to attract someone with her calibre, track record and further potential. I look forward to working with her over the next few months."

 

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Tweet Monday 10th September 2018

WCOC win Peter Palmer Junior Relays for a third successive year!

The Peter Palmer Junior Relays successfully took place last weekend September 8-9th at Tankersley near Sheffield.  South Yorkshire Orienteers (SYO) organised an excellent event, including training on Saturday, overnight accommodation for all teams and the main relay event starting in the dark at 5 am.

Photos by Robert Lines

Winners of the three trophy categories were:

  • WCOC Incredibles (West Cumberland OC)             Peter Palmer Trophy       Main relay          
  • GO Bananas 1 (Guildford Orienteers)                      Norwich Anniversary      Small clubs         
  • SYO Killer Bees (South Yorkshire Orienteers)       Joan George Trophy        Young teams

The new shorter Daybreak relay with 4 legs per team was also won by Guildford Orienteers. 

The event was sponsored by Tio Mila, Sweden.   Göran Reinholdsson from the Tio Mila organisation presented WCOC as the winning club with a free entry and accommodation to the Junior Tia Mila race in Sweden in April 2019.   

Nick Lightfoot, the course planner from SYO, commented: “Peter Palmer was an inspirational junior leader and orienteering coach.  He would have been proud to see the enthusiasm shown by all the juniors this weekend”. 

See an excellent Youtube video of the event here made by Ben O’Donnell M14 and his family from DVO.

Thanks to the SYO organising team for a fantastic weekend!

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Tweet Saturday 8th September 2018

Orienteering Foundation Coaching Day

The Orienteering Foundation is pleased to announce support for another coaching day on Saturday 10th November 2018 in the Lake District.

The day will be planned and organised by experienced coach Derek Allison, and take place in the technical terrain of Dale Park, part of the Graythwaite Estate (as used for day 5 of the recent Lakes 5 Day). It is open to both self-organised groups of any age, led by their own qualified coaches, as well as individual adult participants coached by Derek himself. See here for further details. Pre-booking is required.

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Tweet Friday 13th April 2018

Sprint Scotland - 19th to 22nd July 2018

In its third year, Sprint Scotland is proud to invite you to a weekend of high-quality sprint orienteering in Falkirk, Denny and Grangemouth.

19th July - Coaching day in Grangemouth South and West, followed by an evening talk.
20th July - Coaching day in Hallglen (Falkirk), followed by an evening talk.
21st July - 2 sprint races in Denny (near Stirling) (Scottish Urban League,  2*WRE), followed by an evening talk and ceilidh.
22nd July - 1 sprint race in Grangemouth North (WRE).

Entries are now open!

The event is organised by the Masterplan Adventure team of Graham Gristwood, Chris Smithard, Kris Jones and Fanni Gyurko, who between them have countless top international and domestic sprint results.

There is coaching available for those who want it on Thursday and Friday (3 courses each day), or just the opportunity to do lots of orienteering for those who don't! In the evenings there are talks and Q&A sessions about different aspects of sprint orienteering. Then at the weekend, there are 3 races on new areas - including a round of the Scottish Urban Orienteering League, and 3 World Ranking Events for the elite classes. Saturday night sees another talk and Q&A by a top International Sprint Orienteer about their experiences, followed by a ceilidh (traditional Scottish dancing).

This is an ideal event for people who either want to learn from some of the best sprint orienteers in the world, sharpen up and improve their own sprint orienteering skills, or just would like to do 9 sprint courses in 4 days!

Entries for Sprint Scotland 2018 are now open - enter here

Bulletin 1 is available here.

For more information visit the website:  sprintscotland.co.uk

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