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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 Tuesday 10th July 2018

JWOC Silver Medal for Matt Fellbaum (EUOC/MDOC) Today

The trials and tribulations of the Long race were left behind today, as Matt Fellbaum recorded the joint best result for a GB man at JWOC, equalling Kris Jones' silver in the same discipline in 2010.

Matt has spent a lot of time improving his form and fitness for his final stab at the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) this year and this paid off in a highly technical sprint, which played perfectly into his hands. Starting off at a steady, but safe pace, he navigated through the tricky early section, reminiscent of many British style urban and sprint races, and then began to open up through some of the longer legs. Many of Matt's strong rivals, including yesterday's gold medallist, Kasper Fosser (NOR), all fell foul of the technical nature of the course, as they outran their navigational speed. Having started in the early block of runners, he led for the vast majority of the race and was only pipped by German runner, Colin Kolbe, in the final stages of an exciting sprint. Afterwards he said: "I didn't feel that it was a particularly quick performance, but I think I got nearly all the route choices right and I execute those well, losing very little time across the entire course. Although I still don't feel I'm a sprinter, I'll take that result!"

Matt Fellbaum Junior World Championship Silver Medalist

In the girl's race, Fiona Bunn and Grace Molloy, ran solid enough races to record their first top 20's of the week, and although they felt that their runs had been scrappy at times, they both said they didn't feel like they lost more than a few seconds here and there. Simona Aerbersold (SUI) continued her domination of the women's programme, with her second gold in two days. The rest of the team had mixed emotions following their runs, but the whole team have been buoyed by Matt's result and are looking forward to a day's rest after a tough two days of racing and will return to competition on Thursday, with the Middle qualification race in the highly unusual and extremely technical woodland of Bocsa Zoldhalom.

GB Results

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Matthew Fellbaum

GBR Great Britain

M20

14:50:00

15:56 (2)

+00:08

15

Fiona Bunn

GBR Great Britain

W20

15:58:00

17:33 (15)

+01:58

17

Grace Molloy

GBR Great Britain

W20

16:03:00

17:44 (17)

+02:09

28

Aidan Rigby

GBR Great Britain

M20

15:52:00

16:52 (28)

+01:04

37

Alex Carcas

GBR Great Britain

M20

16:22:00

17:19 (37)

+01:31

46

Eddie Narbett

GBR Great Britain

M20

15:09:00

17:28 (46)

+01:40

65

Chloe Potter

GBR Great Britain

W20

14:51:00

19:15 (65)

+03:40

86

Emma Wilson

GBR Great Britain

W20

15:33:00

20:05 (86)

+04:30

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Laura King

GBR Great Britain

W20

14:18:00

mp

 
JWOC Sprint medal winners

JWOC 2018 continues on Thursday with the Middle distance qualification race, follow along on jwoc2018.hu and LiveOrienteering.com.

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