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Tweet Wednesday 20th February 2019

Closing date for Annual Volunteer and Mapping Awards - is just 4 days away!

FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS.

Deadline for all nominations is JUST NOW DAYS AWAY - Sunday 24 February 2019.

All nominations must be received at National Office by Sunday 24 February 2019.  

Club, Coach and Volunteer Awards

Award Categories Open for Nominations are as follows:

  • Club of the Year Award - find out more here.
  • University Club of the Year Award - find out more here.
  • Coach of the Year Award - find out more here.
  • Young Volunteer of the Year Award - find out more here.
  • Volunteer of the Year Award - new category! - find out more here.
  • SILVA Award - find out more here.

Deadline for all nominations is Sunday 24 February 2019.

Mapping Awards

Mapping Award Categories Open for Nominations are as follows: 

  • Chichester Trophy

  • SILVA Trophy for Professional Maps

  • Walsh Trophy

  • Bonington Trophy

Deadline for all nominations is Sunday 24 February 2019.

To find out more about the awards and how to nominate, click here.

All awards will be presented at British Orienteering's Annual General Meeting.

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Tweet Tuesday 19th February 2019

Looking to try a new sport over the half-term holidays?

WHAT IS ORIENTEERING?

Orienteering is a sport that combines map reading and running. You have to find your way between a series of checkpoints, called controls, as quickly as possible. There’s no set route between the controls, so you have to decide which way to go and then find your way there without getting lost.

At each control point is an orange and white control flag as well as an electronic punch which records that you have visited the control. When you finish you get an immediate computer printout which tells you your overall time, and your time between each control.

Orienteering is a sport for all ages and abilities.

GETTING STARTED

A great way to get started in orienteering is to attend your local Community Orienteering Club that provides weekly training and activities that will enable you to develop your orienteering skills in a non-competitive and social environment. If you have never orienteered before this is the ideal place to learn the basic skills and meet people from the local club. To find your local Orienteering Club visit: www.britishorienteering.org.uk/find_a_club

To get started all you need is a pair of trainers and comfortable sports clothes. At the event, you will be given a map and a mechanism for recording your visits to the control points marked on the map. The majority of events now use electronic punching cards (dibbers) to prove you have visited the controls in the correct order.

Permanent Orienteering Courses are also great fun. To find your nearest course visit: www.britishorienteering.org.uk/pocs

EVENTS

To experience the full excitement of orienteering you can attend an orienteering event. An event will have courses that are run according to age class and sex or courses that are classified by length and difficulty. Winning requires running speed and stamina, as well as the ability to find the quickest route between controls. To find an orienteering event visit: www.britishorienteering.org.uk/events

TRY ORIENTEERING!

To find out more or to find orienteering activities and events in your area visit: www.britishorienteering.org.uk/event and search for activities.

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Are you interested in orienteering, but don’t know enough about the sport?
This set of Frequently Asked Questions will help you find out more.

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Tweet Monday 18th February 2019

JK2019 Announced in Athletics Weekly today!

Read their full article here.

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Tweet Monday 9th July 2018

Today's JWOC Long Distance Results for GB team

Fiona Bunn
Matt Fellbaum

Today's Long race at Pirto proved to be a tough challenge, both mentally and physically for the team, and it was undoubtedly a difficult day for many of the runners involved. The distances (M20: 15k & W20: 10.2k) were some of the longest ever recorded at a JWOC and this, coupled with the heat, meant that the individual's conditioning was tested to the absolute limits. Coping best with this challenge were the two top athletes from the team, with Fiona Bunn narrowly missing out on replicating her top 20 from last year, coming home in 23rd, and Matthew Fellbaum recording his first top 30 result at JWOC, with 27th overall.

Fiona dropped some time early on in the technical, scrappy green section, but from the first radio control onwards was running as fast as the other girls in the top 10, aside from the remarkable Swiss winner, Simona Aerbersold, who took Gold by over 5 minutes. Matthew felt his run was reasonably composed, with only a few small time losses here and there, but he just felt that the conditions were too quick and didn't suit his style of technical orienteering. He will be hoping that the slower conditions of the Middle race later in the week will play to his strengths. Kapser Fosser (NOR) dominated the race, winning by over 4 minutes.

Across the rest of the team, very few athletes were happy with their runs and were left ruing a number of mistakes and missed opportunities. The key now will be their ability to extract the positives from the race and refocus in time for the Sprint tomorrow, a discipline where historically GB runners have done very well and many will be hoping to repeat their good showings at last year's JEC in this discipline.

 

GB Results:

23

Fiona Bunn

GBR Great Britain

W20

13:42:00

67:50 (23)

+13:13

27

Matthew Fellbaum

GBR Great Britain

M20

12:03:00

79:42 (27)

+10:17

38

Grace Molloy

GBR Great Britain

W20

13:36:00

70:49 (38)

+16:12

51

Aidan Rigby

GBR Great Britain

M20

13:53:00

85:31 (51)

+16:06

53

Alastair Thomas

GBR Great Britain

M20

11:57:00

86:07 (53)

+16:42

77

Emma Wilson

GBR Great Britain

W20

09:10:00

77:47 (77)

+23:10

93

Niamh Hunter

GBR Great Britain

W20

11:46:00

81:37 (93)

+27:00

107

Chloe Potter

GBR Great Britain

W20

12:06:00

85:16 (107)

+30:39

114

Alex Carcas

GBR Great Britain

M20

13:31:00

99:25 (114)

+30:00

116

Daniel Spencer

GBR Great Britain

M20

10:29:00

99:57 (116)

+30:32

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Eddie Narbett

GBR Great Britain

M20

09:31:00

mp

 

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Laura King

GBR Great Britain

W20

09:28:00

mp

 
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