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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 Wednesday 7th November 2018

Orienteering is not just for the super fit.

Orienteering is not just for the fit and super active elite athletes. The main appeal of orienteering is that it's a very family-orientated sport. 

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.

You can take part in orienteering when you want to.  There are permanent orienteering courses available many on your doorstep or in your local park. These fixed orienteering routes are located across the UK for you try. You simply download a map and just go! 

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

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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