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Tweet Wednesday 23rd January 2019

The 2019 UK Orienteering League Schedule is now published

The 2019 UK Orienteering League Schedule of events is now published on the UKOL page on the British Orienteering website and starts with the first two events of the taking place on 23 and 24 February 2019.

2019 Schedule of Events

Date

Race

Competition (host club, location)

23-Feb

1

British Night Championships (MAROC, Muir of Dinnet, Royal Deeside)

24-Feb

2

Scottish Orienteering League 1 (MAROC, Birsemore, Royal Deeside)

9-Mar

3

Northern Champs Weekend Urban (SYO, Sheffield)

10-Mar

4

Northern Championships (SYO, Wharncliffe Woods)

30-Mar

5

Southern Champs Weekend Event (NGOC, Monmouth)

31-Mar

6

BOK Trot and Southern Championships (BOK, Coleford)

19-Apr

7

Jan Kjellstrom Orienteering Festival - Sprint (SEOA, Aldershot)

20-Apr

8

Jan Kjellstrom Orienteering Festival - Middle (SEOA, Farnborough)

21-Apr

9

Jan Kjellstrom Orienteering Festival - Long (SEOA, Thatcham)

5-May

10

British Orienteering Championships - (YHOA, Arncliffe)

25-May

11

Scottish Orienteering Championships

26-May

12

Midlands Championships (SinS Day 2)

27-May

13

Springtime in Shropshire - Day 3

8-Jun

14

Sprint and Urban Weekend - Sprint

9-Jun

15

Sprint and Urban Weekend - Urban

29-Jul

16

Scottish Six Days - Strathearn 2019 - Day 2

3-Aug

17

Scottish Six Days - Strathearn 2019 - Day 6

17-Aug

18

Race the Castles in Yorkshire - Mam Tor

18-Aug

19

Race the Castles / EM League - Lincoln

14-Sep

20

British Sprint Championships

15-Sep

21

British Middle Distance Championships

2-Nov

22

Chichester City Race

3-Nov

23

November Classic

British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to wish all members all the very best for another fantastic year of orienteering. 

Who will be crowned the winners at the end of 2019?

For more information about the UK Orienteering League visit: http://www.ukorienteeringleague.org.uk/

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Tweet Wednesday 23rd January 2019

UK Orienteering League 2018 Results – Top 10 Orienteering Clubs

The top 10 Orienteering Clubs at the end of the 2018 UK Orienteering League are:

Rank

Club

Points

1

BOK

7089

2

SYO

6185

3

TVOC

6181

4

SO

6159

5

DEE

5668

6

WCOC

5634

7

OD

5537

8

AIRE

5343

9

DVO

5033

10

HH

4956

Congratulations to Bristol Orienteering Klub (BOK) on winning the club league again which makes it five years in a row for them!

Congratulations to all the class winners!

British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to thank all the organising clubs for their hard work in hosting these events. Thank you also for the contributions to the fund for prizes.

All club results from the 2018 UK Orienteering League can be found here.

Congratulations to the top 10 Orienteering Clubs - UKOL 2018 
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Tweet Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Julie Cleary (LOK) successfully finishes Orienteering Control Challenge!

Julie Cleary (LOK) finished her Orienteering Control Challenge in aid of the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia on the 18th November.

Julie finished her challenge with a final push by doing three races in one weekend which included a night orienteering event, and two other races including a yellow course with newcomers on the Sunday.

The challenge took place over one month at the end of last year and involved visiting 120 orienteering controls – 1 for every month in the 10 years since her stroke.

Julie at the start of her challenge
The last control at the end of her challenge

Photos kindly supplied by LOK

Julie says: “Aphasia is an inability to comprehend or formulate language due to damage in the brain. Often caused by strokes but head trauma and progressive neurological disorders (eg MND and dementia) can worsen the condition. Imagine not being able to tell your doctor how you feel? Or being incapable of saying please or thank you - that was my life for about 2 months before I began to teach my brain to communicate again. 

Orienteering is often called "the thought sport", and a therapist speculated that my recovery was greatly aided as all my life my brain has been trained to figure out routes around things - like a lake or damaged neurons!”

Over the course of the challenge, Julie ran 58.5 km and found 137 control flags. Total raised (with gift aid) is £3,575.00.

Julie comments: "A couple of the weekends were rainy and cold. That takes a toll on my physical reserves as my brain seems to want more energy to keep me warm. Running in the woods or on moorland in the wet without slipping requires a huge effort from me - I just don't like falling at all! However, it was all worth it in the end. The challenge raised awareness of Aphasia and generosity of donations will help the Trust with people who have not been so lucky as me. Thank you so much."

Further details about the challenge and photos can be found here: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/juliecleary

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Tweet Friday 9th November 2018

Watch British Trail Orienteering Championships on BBC iPlayer

The Adventure Show was screened on Sunday 4 November on BBC2 Scotland, FreeSat and Sky.

The British Trail Orienteering Championships held at Crathes Castle was featured.

The programme is now available here on iPlayer for the next 30 days.

Watch Trail Orienteering on    The Adventure Show
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