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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 Friday 8th June 2018

European Youth Orienteering Championships Debutant!

Jennie Taylor Communications Officer caught up with Megan Keith from Inverness Orienteering Club (INVOC) one of our junior athletes selected to compete at the European Youth Championships for the first time. 

 

ATHLETE PROFILE

NAME:  Megan Keith

Age: 16
Club: Inverness Orienteering Club (INVOC)

 

When did you start orienteering? 
"I think I was 6 or 7 years old."

What do you enjoy about orienteering? 
"I like how there are both mental and physical challenges on a course and I enjoy the atmosphere at big events." 

Do you have a coach? 
"No"

Megan Keith (Inverness Orienteering Club (INVOC) - EYOC2018 Debutant!

Who was the first person you told when you were selected for European Youth
Orienteering Championships?
  "
My mum and dad, then I messaged my sister in South Africa!"


What kind of training have you been doing to prepare for it?
"I have been training in lots of layers of clothes as it’s probably going to be very hot in Bulgaria!"

What advice would you give to people wanting to get into the GB Team?
"You have to be able to commit to travelling to as many of the selection races as possible in order to get a good range of results."

 

Thank you, Megan.  We wish you all the best with your final preparations.
 

European Youth Orienteering Championships 2018 takes place in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria on Thursday 28 June – Sunday 1 July 2018. 

Find out more about the 2018 European Youth Orienteering Championships here

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