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Tweet Friday 22nd February 2019

British Orienteering Annual Awards - The Countdown Continues!

There are thousands of people who are committed to the development and delivery of orienteering within the UK each year.

FINAL CALL:  TWO DAYS TO GO!

Deadline for all nominations is Sunday 24 February 2019

British Orienteering wants to recognise and reward some of the great work being done across the sport of orienteering by our clubs, coaches, mappers and volunteers of all ages.

Who do you think deserves recognition for their hard work, dedication and effort they have given tirelessly to our sport throughout 2018?

Who are you going to nominate?

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

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Tweet Thursday 21st February 2019

Nominations for New Directors - to be submitted by 17:00 (27 February 2019)

Directors

The following Directors will be standing down:

  • Julie Webster
  • One vacancy due to the resignation of Bob Dredge on 1st January 2019. 
    (Bob has been appointed as Financial Director of the 2022 World Championships).

The Board will be seeking to replace the above two Elected Director vacancies at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in 2019 on Friday 19 April 2019.

The roles are for full terms of three years.  

We welcome applications from any person who is eligible to undertake the role of a Company Director.

 

British Orienteering's Chair Judith Holt, says:
"This year we have two vacancies for elected directors to be voted on to the Board at this year’s AGM. These positions are open to any member of British Orienteering; no previous committee work is necessary. If you have knowledge of how organisations work and can step back and think strategically about the sport then you could contribute to the work of the Board."  

"Particular areas of expertise such as commercial fundraising or marketing are useful but the essential is to be able to assimilate a wide range of views and work with the other Board members to reach decisions about the ongoing governance and future of the sport."

"We are looking for people from diverse backgrounds to stand for the Board, including gender, race, age, disability, to give us a rounded point of view. In 2019 we particularly want to encourage people from other parts of the UK to put themselves forward for election. Our current elected directors all come from England and we would like to extend our reach further afield across the UK."

All applicants must be nominated by two British Orienteering members. 

In the past year, we have been meeting in Manchester and Birmingham and we are looking at ways that we can meet in other parts of the country to make the board more accessible. We pay for any reasonable travelling expenses.

For further information please contact Chief Executive Peter Hart or Chair Judith Holt.

Email:  PHart@britishorienteering.org.uk

Email:  chair@britishorienteering.org.uk 

 

Nominations have to please be submitted by 17:00 Wednesday, 27th February 2019.

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Tweet Thursday 21st February 2019

First webinar of 2019 almost here

It’s only a week to go before the first live webinar of 2019 goes live.

The first session takes place on Thursday 28th February at 7 pm titled Planning Focus.

The session will be discussing planning, from where to begin and tips and advice as you move forward creating your event. Barry Elkington will lead the session. Barry is an extremely experienced and highly regarded planner. The session is for everyone who is looking to start planning and for those who are experienced and are looking to give advice to others, continue their learning and share ideas.

To view the session all you need to do is follow the simple registration process prior by following the link below; 

Planning focus

This is the first in a full calendar of sessions running throughout 2019. The first group of sessions announced include Communications, Coaching and Youth. Registration links and dates are;

Date Registration link

Thursday 14th March

Communication social media v traditional methods

Thursday 28th March

Coaching newcomers

Thursday 25th April

Attracting and retaining juniors

For further information about how you could get involved and to keep an eye out for all future sessions or find links to a session you may have missed (including the 2018 pilot), visit the British Orienteering webinar webpage.

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Tweet Friday 10th August 2018

PreO Day 2 at the World Trail Orienteering Championships

On a day of blazing sunshine Team GB faced an extremely tough challenge in the complex mix of woodland and sand quarries provided by Jauna Forstate, the venue for the second part of the PreO competition.

Only nine competitors scored the maximum 33 correct controls, Annti Rusanen of Finland just beating Jan Furucz of Slovakia to take 1st place on the day. Tom Dobra, with 31 correct controls, was best placed Team GB member, 24th on the day but 16th overall- well done Tom! Nick Barrable, with 30 correct, came 34th, both on the day and overall, while John Kewley, with 29 correct, came 38th on the day and 46th overall. In the public competition held on the same course later in the day, Ian Ditchfield, Graham Urquhart and Colin Duckworth had a good day, scoring 31, 27 and 25 respectively.

In the Paralympic class, Dick Keighley came 26th (27th out of 40 overall). Conditions were particularly hard for the Paras, the blazing heat making the extra time allowance almost a disadvantage, and all came in hot and tired.

Friday 10th sees WTOC end in style with a remarkably complicated Relay event. It's an 8:30 am quarantine for Nick Barrable, Ian Ditchfield and Tom Dobra! We wish them the best of luck

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