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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 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

2

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

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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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