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Tweet Monday 12th November 2018

Southern Night Championships (UKOL) - Saturday 24 November 2018

Guildford Orienteers presents the Southern Night Championships 2018 (Level B) at Puttenham Common and Britty Wood
on Saturday 24 November.

The organiser of the Southern Night Championships, Jeremy Wilde, commented:

"Puttenham Common has been gorgeous if rather cold on these recent clear nights under the full moon. Plans for the Southern Night Champs are well advanced and we are looking forward to a great evening on the 24th of November.

We have hired Myrtle's Courtyard on the Hampton Estate - the Common is part of the Estate - to use as our Event Centre. Tom's burger wagon will be there serving up the usual hot drinks and food, as well as Ian's Ultrasport van. Be there - for a night of O-delight!"

Entries are still open: book online via www.fabian4.co.uk by Saturday 17 November 2018.

 

Organiser: Jeremy Wilde (Guildford Orienteers)
Planner: Tim Denton (Guildford Orienteers)
Controller: Alan Wallis (Southern Navigators)

This is a UK Orienteering League event.

For more information about the Southern Night Championships visit here.

 

Photos supplied: Guildford Orienteers

British Orienteering would like to thank all volunteers from Guildford Orienteers and surrounding clubs for their hard work in putting on this event and wishing all members a great evening of night orienteering.  

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Tweet Sunday 11th November 2018

2019 Senior GB Squad Announced

British Orienteering is pleased to announce the Senior GBR Squad for 2019. The squad features 25 athletes, 15 men and 10 women, with a wide range of experience.

Many familiar faces return including European Championship Sprint Bronze medallist Kris Jones and Mixed Sprint Relay Bronze medallists from Round 1 of the 2017 IOF World Cup; Cat Taylor, Peter Hodkinson and Ralph Street.

'Being part of the squad since 2004 has been great for my orienteering development as it provided me information on the aspects around elite sport, it allowed me to experience a variety of different terrain, and it gave me a way to access funding sources' said Ralph.

Many of the World Orienteering Championships Team from 2018 are back intent on building on some strong performances over the year. With the International calendar seeing some significant changes, moving to a forest only World Championships in 2019 followed by a sprint World Championships in 2020 there will be opportunities for athletes focussed on both or either discipline to shine in 2019.

In addition to the familiar faces, there are three new members. The Selection Panel recognised the results and performances of some younger athletes with Matthew Fellbaum’s Silver at the Junior World Championships faces meaning he joins the senior squad along with Alex Carcas and Jamie Parkinson.  

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Tweet Saturday 10th November 2018

Now is the time to try orienteering!

Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time.

THIS GIRL CAN...ORIENTEER

Events are held by clubs across the country offering courses to suit all technical and physical abilities. Volunteers are always on hand to show you how to get started and give you some tips and tricks that will mean you get the most out of your orienteering experience. 

We understand that a lot of people might be quite put off by starting at a competitive event, although there is no need to be, which is why we also offer a way to take part in your own time through permanent orienteering courses. These fixed orienteering routes are located across the UK for you try. You simply download a map and just go! This is a great way of exploring local areas either when you are away on holiday or taking a short break in the UK.

Find out more about how you can get involved by visiting the British Orienteering website: www.britishorienteering.org.uk/goorienteering

Try orienteering today
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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

-

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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