There’s only one week to go before the next live webinar providing valuable insight and ideas into running your events. We go live at 7pm on Thursday 28 November.
In this webinar, Helen Errington of Hertfordshire Orienteering Club will be unpicking the key functions involved in organising different types of orienteering events. Throughout the session we will be looking at ways to ensure events are delivered as successfully as possible and considering the criteria by which an event might be considered to be successful relative to its aims.
You’ll be able to ask questions throughout but do please get in touch if you have any questions you’d like to ask ahead of the session. Send these to Peter Brooke on firstname.lastname@example.org
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Organising successful events (full webinar).
British Orienteering is pleased to confirm the full agenda line up for the National Development Conference being held on the weekend of Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 January 2020.
Saturday 11 January is headlined by Keynote Speaker Grace Molloy (Gold Medal winner and member of Forth Valley Orienteers). Grace brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of her journey through her club to where she is today. Grace will be providing valuable insights into how she’s progressed, her challenges and discuss her ideas and thoughts for the future, including how clubs can adapt and grow when developing orienteers within.
There will also be a workshop delivered by Club Matters on the club volunteer experience. Clubs often find themselves short of volunteers, with the way that people volunteer and the time they have to give is not the same as it used to be. This workshop will help to put an action plan in place to develop the volunteer experience and ultimately get more people volunteering within the club.
We’ll also see some short presentations by clubs who’ve run successful projects for the benefit of their club, along with considering national survey, event and participation data, to allow members to consider how best to shape their future direction.
Sunday’s headline sees Steve Fairhurst of ‘Be More Cheetah’ take centre stage bringing his 30 years of marketing experience to Orienteering. Steve specialises in ‘the sharp end’ of marketing – where the customer meets the brand directly and has a unique take on the social media landscape and how best to present your club ‘brand’ for maximum effect using tried and tested techniques.
With a pragmatic and energising approach to training, the session is sure to be engaging and empowering – dealing with simple practical steps on how to generate results quickly, rather than wading through statistics and broad theories.
The conference concludes with a key session discussing Youth. Looking at the youth strategy and considering recent success stories that clubs could adapt to help develop and grow this area with their club.
Registration is via Si Entries on the following link Development Conference 2020
The prices per person for the conference are;
Full weekend including overnight accommodation
Full weekend with no accommodation
All prices include refreshments of drinks and lunches. Overnight accommodation is for Saturday night only at the YHA National Forest. Rooms will be shared with other delegates and requests to share with fellow members accommodated as much as possible.
Saturday’s sessions will run between 11:00 and 18:00, with Sunday commencing at 09:00 through to 14:00.
10 reasons how Xplorer can meet your targets and organisational outcomes.
1. Perfect for encouraging families to become more active and support them to becoming a stronger family unit.
2. Improve mental health – taking part can help improve low income families mood, help tackle obesity and other health problems.
3. Gives the ability to connect in a new way with any audience you are trying to engage with – at no cost to them – as sessions are FREE to them!
4. Help in engaging with Black, Asian, and Ethnic Minority Communities – with again offering FREE sessions to them!
5. Support people with disabilities or special needs to get outdoors….encouraging fresh air, ……
6. There is no entry level – anyone can take part and it’s FREE.
7. Provides an opportunity for Grandparents to enjoy active quality time with their grandchildren.
8. The Xplorer challenge can be easily changed to meet the needs of participants.
9. Extends your reach into the local community.
10. Introduces , develops and embeds the skill of navigation.
For a one off £1,000 investment – meet your targets and organisational outcomes.
For more information please contact: Howard Blackman on 07768 334207 or email: email@example.com
More than five hundred people travelled to New Beechenhurst in the Forest of Dean on Sunday 6 May for the annual Bristol Orienteering Klub (BOK) Trot which this year was part of the massive OMM (Original Mountain Marathon) Running Festival.
In addition to the 446 entrants, there were at least 60 children who ran the string course, many from OMM families, which was a great way of introducing new children and their like-minded families to orienteering.
Despite the fact that the memory of the incredible weather will probably outlast the orienteering, some very fine runs were achieved.
Ben Mitchell of Swansea Bay Orienteering Club (SBOC) won the Black course by a whole 7 minutes, James Hargreaves won the brown by 13 minutes and Oliver Tonge (M16) was only 2.08 minutes behind Martin Ward (M50) the winner of the Short Brown.
Bristol Orienteering Klub's Clive Hallett (M55) won the Blue in just 55.36 minutes but was closely followed by Phil Scarf (M55) of East Pennine Orienteering Club (EPOC) a few minutes later. Nick Norse (M55) of North Wiltshire Orienteering Club (NWO) and BOK's Jim Bailey (M16) followed three minutes later giving Clive some serious competition.
The Green course was run by Clive Wilson (M60) of South Yorkshire Orienteers (SYO) in just 57.34 minutes, but close on his heels was Ian Cooper (M75) of Berkshire Orienteers (BKO) just 3 seconds behind, and Jackie Hallett (W60) of BOK just 19 seconds behind. A good performance was also seen by BOK's Bryony Stagg who won the orange course.
The day was a huge success with wonderful scenes of fit, healthy runners of all ages gathering together in the blazing sunshine to run, cycle, and relax in the Forest.
Photo credits: Scott Bailey, Bristol Orienteering Klub