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Tweet Friday 19th July 2019

Selection for International Orienteering Federation (IOF) World Cups 3 and 4

We are pleased to announce the final selection for the 2019 International Orienteering Federation World Cups 3 and 4. World Cup 3 will take place in Laufen, Switzerland from 27th to 29th September 2019 and China will host the World Cup Final 2019 in Guangzhou in southern China between the 25th and the 29th of October.

World Cup 3 features a Middle distance race, a Sprint and the new format Knock Out Sprint with the British team having a maximum of 6 spaces in each format per gender. The team at World Cup 3 will be supported by Liz Campbell and Jo Stevenson. 

The World Cup Final in China will host a MIddle distance, a Sprint race and a Mixed Sprint Relay. The British team has a maximum of 6 spaces per gender in the individual races and up to 4 teams in the Mixed Sprint Relay. 

Selections have been made based on races named in the selection policy and athlete availability.

As always you can follow all the action on LiveOrienteering.com

World Cup 3 in Laufen, Switzerland

World Cup 3 

Middle Distance
Friday 27th September
Laufen Stürmenchopf

Men Women
Alex Carcas  Cecilie Andersen 
Jonny Crickmore  Megan Carter Davies 
Peter Hodkinson  Sarah Jones 
Ben Mitchell  Jo Shepherd 
Adam Potter  Cat Taylor 
Ralph Street   

Knock Out Sprint
Saturday 28th September
Zwingen and Laufen

Men Women
Alex Carcas  Cecilie Andersen 
Jonny Crickmore  Megan Carter Davies 
Peter Hodkinson  Alice Leake 
Kris Jones  Sarah Jones 
Chris Smithard  Jo Shepherd 
Ralph Street  Charlotte Ward 

Sprint
Sunday 29th September
Laufen

Men Women
Alex Carcas  Cecilie Andersen 
Jonny Crickmore  Megan Carter Davies 
Peter Hodkinson  Alice Leake 
Kris Jones  Sarah Jones 
Chris Smithard  Jo Shepherd 
Ralph Street  Charlotte Ward 

 

World Cup Final 

Middle Distance
Saturday 26th October

Men Women
Jonny Crickmore  Cecilie Andersen 
Matt Fellbaum  Charlotte Ward 
Will Gardner   
Peter Hodkinson   
Chris Smithard   
Ralph Street   

Mixed Sprint Relay
Sunday 27th October

Teams to be decided closer to the race.

Men Women
Jonny Crickmore  Cecilie Andersen 
Matt Fellbaum  Kirstin Maxwell 
Will Gardner  Charlotte Ward 
Peter Hodkinson   
Chris Smithard   
Ralph Street   

Sprint
Tuesday 29th October

Men Women
Jonny Crickmore  Cecilie Andersen 
Matt Fellbaum  Kirstin Maxwell 
Will Gardner  Charlotte Ward 
Peter Hodkinson   
Chris Smithard   
Ralph Street   

Congratulations to all those selected.

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Tweet Friday 19th July 2019

School Is Out! – Enjoy Being Outdoors With Xplorer!

Xplorer is a family-friendly fun navigation challenge that is educational and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the park to find the markers.

It involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making that the whole family can enjoy together.

Using a simple map, the aim is to find a number of markers that are located around the park. At each marker, children need to identify what is pictured and enjoy learning a fun fact to tell their friends. Older children will have fun competing against their friends or other family members whilst younger children will enjoy the excitement of successfully finding the markers.

No previous experience of map reading is needed, and parents are encouraged to join in the fun!

Xplorer activities are listed here.

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Tweet Thursday 18th July 2019

Euromeeting Team Announced

We are pleased to announce the team for Euromeeting 2019 which is taking place in Vitipalu (Elva), Estonia on 14th and 15th September. Euromeeting features two Middle distance races the second of which will be a pursuit race.

Men 

Women 

Adam Potter
Alasdair Pedley 
Alex Carcas 
Ben Mitchell 
Duncan Birtwistle 
Josh Beech 
Josh Dudley 
Matt Fellbaum 
Nathan Lawson 
Peter Bray 

Cat Taylor 
Fay Walsh 
Sarah Jones 
Chloe Potter 
Laura King 

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Tweet Thursday 8th November 2018

Did You Know? British Orienteering is part of the Open Active initiative


Did You Know?

British Orienteering is part of the Open Active initiative, all event details uploaded by clubs is shared in an open platform that enables a wide range of innovators and businesses to use this data in amazing ways like featuring your events in apps and websites that reach huge audiences.

Watch this video to find out more about how this could work for your club - here.

British Orienteering is part of the Open Active initiative

What can I do?

If you are involved in helping to run events for your club or even just want to help out, check that the information being uploaded to the British Orienteering website includes all the necessary details that someone who doesn’t orienteer would need to book. The more information the better but as a minimum, all your events should have the following registered directly on the website:

  • Location, it’s important to use both grid reference and nearest postcode. Postcode will be used by many people as a navigation point as well as by activity promoters to put your event on their map
  • Times, it is important to give a clear indication of when the event will be taking place
  • Entry fees, clarity on cost for potential participants is important
  • Contact details, this is one of the most important details for those who want to understand how they can access orienteering and should preferably include both email and phone number
  • The event website, make it easy to find additional details on the club website not just direct to the homepage

We also know that we have a large number of IT professionals and innovators across the membership who may want to use this freely available data to provide better services specifically for orienteering. If you want to know more about the Open Active initiative click here and you can find the British Orienteering open data here.

2019 is expected to be the year where Open Data in the sport and physical activity sector makes a big jump and there are a huge number of opportunities that will be open to orienteering because we have made this data open (remember, open data isn’t personal data or your customer's data - just information about your upcoming sessions!) but only if the data we provide is of a good standard. This is other organisations doing your promotion for you!

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