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Tweet Monday 21st January 2019

UK Orienteering League 2018 Results – Individual Results are in!

The Individual (Men and Women) Winners of Each Age Class are:

M/W Men Club Points  Women Club Points

16

Joe Hudd

WCOC

526

Scarlet Heap

SO

531

18

Alastair Thomas

WCOC

493

Ellie Bales

POTOC

484

20

Alex Carcas

EUOC

328

Chloe Potter

BOK

489

21

Ben Mitchell

SBOC

465

Anya Crocker

SOC

491

35

Duncan Grassie

SLOW

416

Tereza Maria Rush

BOK

547

40

Francis Shillitoe

NATO

483

Anne Straube

OD

544

45

Laurence Townley

SN

540

Emma Harrison

EPOC

534

50

Martin Ward

SYO

535

Ruth Ker

CLARO

516

55

Clive Hallett

BOK

548

Vicky Thornton

MDOC

506

60

John Embrey

DEE

533

Jackie Hallett

BOK

544

65

Steve Whitehead

EBOR

541

Christine Kiddier

BL

549

70

Peter Gorvett

SYO

547

Liz Godfree

DVO

542

75

Tom Edelsten

GO

547

Ruth Rhodes

SO

547

80

John Thompson

TVOC

528

Jenny Thompson

TVOC

546

85

Donald Moir

LEI

550

Eileen Bedwell

CLOK

300

The Top 10 positions across All Individual Age Classes are:

Pos.

Name

Age class

Club

Total score

1

Donald Moir

M85

LEI

550

2

Christine Kiddier

W65

BL

549

3

Clive Hallett

M55

BOK

548

4

Tom Edelsten

M75

GO

547

4

Tereza Maria Rush

W35

BOK

547

4

Peter Gorvett

M70

SYO

547

4

Quentin Harding

M55

CLARO

547

4

Ruth Rhodes

W75

SO

547

9

Jenny Thompson

W80

TVOC

546

10

Alison Sloman

W80

HOC

545

Full results of the 2018 UK Orienteering League can be found here.

British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the above individual winners.  

Individual Results - 2018 UKOL
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Tweet Sunday 20th January 2019

January Talent Squad Weekend

This weekend members of the GB Talent Squad continue their preparation for the 2019 season by attending the squad camp in the Surrey Hills.  On Friday evening 19 athletes met up at the Juniper Hill centre, in the shadows of Box Hill, to build on the base from previous camps and their winter training. 

The weekend is set up to further develop individual skills, to give time for detailed personal discussions with coaches and medical staff, and to familiarise themselves with terrain similar to that of their selection races at the JK. 

On Friday evening they were able to review the experiences and lessons from the pre- Christmas Lake District camp and set themselves up for the exercises of the weekend. 

They spent Saturday at Winterfold with sessions focusing on route choice and map memory.  

In the morning they were faced with a pairs route choice exercise in which each chose a different route and then saw who arrived at the control first. Given the terrain, this was often a choice of straight or around to avoid climb and contours or, as they soon found out, some patches of quite difficult and potentially slow forest.  

Following a change to dry clothes and some lunch they then had a separate pairs exercise that tested map memory over some complex and variable legs. Again, straight or longer path and attack point choices were on offer. 

During both sessions, the pairs were shadowed for part of their runs by one of the five volunteer coaches. 

This meant that as well as their GPS tracking the squad athletes were able to review and analyse not just where they went but how they tackled to challenges of the legs. 

Showered and refreshed the athletes then had to opportunity to individually review their day, their activities and also their current and planned training programmes with one of the coaches. They were also able to discuss any injury or remedial exercises and general conditioning with trained medical and physiotherapy staff. 

Today, Sunday, they will travel to the University of Sussex for some sprint training. 

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Tweet Sunday 20th January 2019

Club Matters release great club resources!

Over the past few months, Club Matters have released some great videos and podcasts on a range of topics such as:

This year Club Matters are looking to build a content plan for the next 5 -10 months that will look to provide great advice and guidance for clubs across the country. As part of this, they would like to support British Orienteering and Orienteering Clubs more and see where there are further opportunities for sharing across all of our platforms. 

Great videos and podcasts on a range of topics

The structure of the content plan is hoped to be shared later in January.  If your club has any plans across the year for club development or campaigns then please get in touch. 

Do you have a topic you would like them to discuss in their new videos or podcasts? If so, please email:  SportEngland@freuds.com using the subject ‘Club Matters podcast’.

Alternatively, you can tweet your interest @ClubMatters or contact them via their facebook page @SportEnglandClubMatters

If you wish to discuss anything about the above and development of your club email: info@britishorienteering.org.uk

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Tweet Thursday 14th June 2018

GBR Talent Squad Member - Training Camp Diary #2: Emma Wilson (Clyde and Edinburgh University Orienteering Club)

Jennie Taylor Communications Officer at British Orienteering caught up with a couple of the athletes who attended the recent Balmoral Talent Training Camp.  

Emma Wilson (Clyde and Edinburgh University Orienteering Club) kindly agreed to write a diary account of her time at the recent Talent Training Camp. 

Read Emma's account:

Name: Emma Wilson


Member of the Talent Squad

Orienteering Club: Clyde and Edinburgh University Orienteering Club

Talent Training Camp, Balmoral, Scotland

Friday 18 - Sunday 20 May 2018.

 

Day 1:  Friday 18 May 2018

15:00

Got the minibus from Edinburgh to Kingdrogan.

20:00

Light dinner.

21:00

Introductory meeting from Paul Murgatroyd Head Coach about the weekend’s logistics, followed by a contest quiz, organised by Head Technical Coach Mark Nixon on the new ISOM control descriptions with the grand prize of a watermelon.

22:00

Free time.

 

Day 2:  Saturday 19 May 2018

8:00

Breakfast.

9:00

The Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) athletes had an important meeting with Paul about the challenges caused by racing in the extreme heat of Hungary during the summer. We discussed how to prepare beforehand, such as by training in a heat chamber and coping strategies for between the races, such as replenishing electrolytes constantly.

10:00

Then we had a meeting about some of the pressures associated with completing at international competitions lead by Mark. Since the camp was a mixture of first time and returning GB athletes, we shared our experiences to help prepare for the upcoming races.

11:00

Set off to the British Championships at Balmoral.

14:00

Balmoral’s steep and rocky terrain accompanied by the gorgeous weather made for a very physically and challenging race. Not my best run but at least it was good preparation for Hungary. Despite recognising one of my pictorial description we were shown last night, I failed once again to remember it. At least now I will never forget the symbol for a cairn.

18:00

Dinner.

19:00

Next was the JWOC technical preparation meeting by Mark which I found particularly useful having not been to Hungary before. As a group, we talked through what to expect from the mapping, areas and the key techniques needed to successfully orienteer.

21:00

I met with Heather, a coach on the camp, to discuss my physical and technical training plan for the 7 weeks between the camp and JWOC. Being a physio, she also gave me some useful advice on my injury.

21:30

Quick chat with Paul about my plan for JWOC and how I am feeling about the races.

 

Day 3: Sunday 20 May 2018

7:00

Breakfast.

8:00

Travel to Torphantrick for British Relays.

11:00-13:00

Great little fast area perfect for a technical relay, allowing me to practice my orienteering at race pace. My Edinburgh University Orienteering Club (EUOC) team did well, setting me off in podium position and despite one rookie error, when I thought I had crossed a major ride before I actually had, I brought the team back in 2nd place.

14:00

Home time.

Thank you, Emma.  Congratulations!  We wish you well with your final preparations.

 

The Junior World Orienteering Championships 2018 will be held in Kecskemet, Hungary from 8-15 July 2018.

More information about the Junior World Orienteering Championships can be found here.

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