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Tweet Monday 19th November 2018

Julie Cleary (LOK) takes on an Orienteering Control Challenge

London Orienteering Klubb longstanding member and controller Julie Cleary has decided to take up an Orienteering Control Challenge to give back to her chosen charity of 'The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia.'

Julie comments: “When I had my stroke 10 years ago I was diagnosed with aphasia. Aphasia is an inability to formulate or understand language, often caused by strokes but any brain trauma can cause the condition – like dementia. Fortunately, I could understand what people were saying to me but I couldn’t answer them – at all at first. My Speech and Language Therapist worked very hard with me teaching and helping me speak, read and write again.”

“For one month I’m trying to find 120 control flags. That’s 1 control for each month of the 10 years since my stroke and currently, I’m three-quarters the way through. I have now found 89 controls: in glorious sunshine in Godalming and Northaw on 20 and 21 October, on Sunday 28th in the cold and rainy environs of Knole Park, Sevenoaks and last weekend at the Winchester Urban race and the marshes of the November Classic.

"Life without language is frightening and a lot frustrating – I know that now. Any donations however small would be welcome to my chosen charity, the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia, whose work aids research into the condition and whose grants help people who have lost their voices.”

Finding 120 control flags

To find out more - please see details of Julie's Orienteering Challenge at this link: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/juliecleary

 

Orienteering Control Challenge for The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia on MyDonate

mydonate.bt.com

Visiting 120 orienteering controls - 1 for every month in the 10 years since my stroke.

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Tweet Sunday 18th November 2018

On-line training now available on YouTube

Following the pilot of online training, we’re pleased to announce that all three sessions are now available to view on YouTube.

To view the session on YouTube simply visit British Orienteering’s YouTube channel:
British Orienteering on YouTube

A positive future is forecast following the live online training pilot and subsequent survey.

Leading the pilot, Peter Brooke commented: “The numbers viewing the sessions live was really pleasing and grew with every session. The data also shows that members have continued to watch each session as a recording achieving one of our key aims of providing support and training at a time to suit individuals. During the pilot we were aware of some technical issues and with each session now on YouTube, they should be available for everyone to access.”

“The survey has also helped us to understand key topics members wish to see and how best to promote these.”

Check out British Orienteering's YouTube Channel

From the survey, members told us that the best way to hear about the webinars we’re through their own clubs email and British Orienteering's centrally published e-newsletters, so don’t forget to select the member newsletter when renewing your membership.

(Those completing the survey could pick more than one option).

Publicity Avenue

Response percentage

Club email

55.88%

British Orienteering newsletter

47.06%

British Orienteering website

41.18%

Facebook

17.65%

Twitter

11.76%

Other

11.76%

In addition to viewing on YouTube, the sessions can continue to be viewed through the Microsoft Teams application using the previous links.

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Tweet Friday 16th November 2018

British Schools Orienteering Championships 2018

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November 2018

Witton Park, Blackburn

Organised by Pendle Forest Orienteers, South East Lancs. Orienteering Club, Lakeland Orienteering Club and Octavian Droobers.

Saturday 17th November World Schools Qualification Races & Training Event
Sunday 18th November British Schools Orienteering Championships 2018

Supported by the British Schools Orienteering Association

Final details for these two events are available here.

Overall Organiser Melanie Elkington, says: 
"We wish all athletes the best of luck in both competitions and are hoping for a dry weekend."

 

 

 

Officials

Overall Organiser: Melanie Elkington

Saturday SQE: Planner – Richard Tiley; Organiser – Hamish Willis; Controller – Barry Elkington

Saturday training: Planner – Bridget Jardine; Organiser – Hamish Willis

Sunday: Planner – Stephen Richards; Organiser – Barbara Alexander; Controller – Richard Tiley

 

Many thanks to United Utilities, Blackburn Council and Witton Country Parks for allowing us to use their areas.

 

British Orienteering would like to especially thank Melanie Elkington and all the officials for their hard work involved in organising this weekend.  Wishing all attending a fun and enjoyable weekend of junior orienteering.

British Schools Orienteering Championships 2018
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Tweet Monday 1st October 2018

2019 Coaching Conference Agenda Revealed

We are pleased to announce details of the 2019 British Orienteering Coaching Conference featuring keynote speaker Emil Wingstedt.

Taking place at the University of Nottingham over the weekend of 12th and 13th January, the conference will feature a range of workshops and physical exercises aimed at supporting you in your coaching.

Emil Wingstedt is current Halden SK coach who has worked with the GB squad on a number of occasions and his input has been incredibly valuable.  He won the 2005 and 2006 Sprint World Orienteering Championships and finished third on the long distance in 2003. He is Relay World Champion from 2003 with the Swedish team, as well as having a silver medal from 2007, and bronze medals from 2004 and 2006. 

The conference is a great opportunity to learn from experienced coaches and peers from across the sport and you are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment. 

Emil Wingstedt

Location:

The University of Nottingham, Humanities Building, Beeston Lane NG7 2QL

Accommodation is not provided.

Costs:

Book before 18th November to get the early bird price of £65 for both days or one day for just £35.
Prices after that date will be £70 for both days and £38 for one day.
All bookings must be made by 23rd December.

Bookings are open now via SportIdent Entries

Agenda:

Saturday 12th January

Timings

Session

Presenter

9.00

10.00

Exercise at Parkrun – various venues in & around Nottingham

 

10.30

11.00

Registration & coffee

 

11.00

11.05

Welcome & Introduction

 

11.05

12.00

Keynote Speech: Coaching for Sprint Orienteering

Emil Wingstedt won the 2005 & 2006 Sprint World Championships and has been helping to coach the GBR squad

Emil Wingstedt (Halden SK)

12.00

13.15

Coaching for Sprint Orienteering: Practical

Examples of exercises to use with your clubs/squads which Anthony & Paul have used in their coaching

Anthony Squire (NOC) & Paul Taylor (SYO)

13.15

14.00

Lunch

 

14.00

15.00

Coaching for Sprint Orienteering:  Discussion & Feedback

following the practical session

Emil Wingstedt, Anthony Squire & Paul Taylor

15.00

16.00

Physical Literacy

This is about developing the young orienteer into an athlete

Hamish Willis (PFO)

16.00

16.30

Tea

 

16.30

17.00

Coaching Training Update

Hilary Palmer (NOC)

17.00

18.00

Association Coaching Reps Meeting

Helen Baxter (LVO)

Sunday 13th January

Timings

Session

Presenter

09.00

12.00

Workshop 1: Safety for Coaches working in Level D Terrain (remote and/or exposed areas)

Attendance at this workshop is essential for coaches* to be covered by the British Orienteering insurance when working in this terrain.

Iain Embrey (SROC)

09.00

12.00

Workshop 2: Planning the Athlete’s Season: Steps to Success

Paul is the Talent Squad Head Coach and Mark is the Talent Squad Technical Coach and EUOC Performance Coach

This workshop will be of interest to coaches and parents who are coaching & supporting junior orienteers as well as club coaches working with adults.

Paul Murgatroyd (LOG) & Mark Nixon (FVO)

10.30

10.45

Coffee during the workshops

 

12.00

13.00

Physical Literacy Pt 2: Practical including Strength & Conditioning using resistance bands

Hamish Willis (PFO)

13.00

13.45

Conference close, Lunch & depart

 

13.45

14.00

Meeting for all Teaching Orienteering tutors on changes to Teaching Orienteering training

Pauline Olivant (NOC)

14.00

16.00

Meeting for all Coach Educators/ Assessors/ Internal Verifiers & potential staff: orientation and standardisation for coach training courses.

Pat Mee  (MDOC) & Hilary Palmer (NOC)

* Coaches with UKCCL3 and British Orienteering Level 4 (Regional Coach) and Level 5 (National Coach) are not required to have attended this workshop to maintain the licence to coach on Level D terrain. All other coaches are required to have attended this workshop once.

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