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Tweet Friday 21st September 2018

CEO News Available

The September edition of the CEO News is now available and can be viewed here.

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Tweet Friday 21st September 2018

Parents in Sport Week, 1 - 7 October 2018

Talking about Parents in Sport Week

When is it? 1-7 October 2018

What is it? A national awareness-raising campaign, Parents in Sport Week is a chance to showcase your organisation or club’s creativity and build positive relationships with parents and carers.

“Parents, through their support, encouragement and understanding, play a pivotal role in supporting their child’s participation, success and fun when playing sport. It’s essential that sports clubs communicate regularly with parents so that both coach and parent work towards the same goals.”
- Paul Stephenson, NSPCC CPSU

We want more parents to be a part of their child’s sporting life but we need your help to reach them. You can do this by working with and supporting parents through your club or organisation, letting them know how valuable their contribution to youth sport is and encouraging them to get involved.

Kick off the week with an event for parents or a fun competition for all the family. Take advantage of the CPSU’s extensive advice and resources to build closer relationships with parents and carers at your club or organisation, and use the hashtags #ParentsInSportWeek2018 and #InvolvingParents to show your support and spread the word online.

Find out more about Parents in Sport Week 2018

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Tweet Thursday 20th September 2018

MTBO World Cup Final

This weekend the world’s MTB Orienteers are heading to Portugal for the World Cup Final. The program is Middle Distance, Long Distance and the final Sprint on Sunday.

Clare Dallimore of GB has had an excellent season so far and goes into the last World Cup round in Odemira in Portugal in an excellent 3rd place in the World Cup rankings.

35-degree heats are forecast this weekend with hot competition in the three final races Middle on Friday, a tough long on Saturday and culminating with a final urban Sprint on Sunday.

Dallimore has proven this season she is a force to be reckoned with and is currently just ahead of multiple World Champion Olga ShipolovaGradinova and behind the two strong Czech Women Veronica Kubinova and Martina Tichovska.

Photo credit: Foto Burman

Good luck Clare!

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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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