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Tweet Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Livestream at the Scottish 6 Days (Strathearn 2019) is announced!

All six days of Strathearn 2019 will be live streamed online for competitors and fans to watch. The aim of the livestream is to cover the breadth and depth of orienteering that we see every two years at the Scottish 6 Days. Therefore, the coverage will focus on different age classes each day.

Day Area Age Class

Day Area Age Class

1

Auchingarrich

M55L/W55L

2

Edinchip

M18L/W18L

3

Dundurn & Cnoc a Mhadaidh

M21E/W21E

4

Culteuchar & Dron

M65L/W65L

5

Craig a Barns

M21E/W21E

6

Grandtully

M20L/W20L


There will also have cameras at the finish to capture orienteers in other classes, and get thoughts from those who’ve just completed their course. Please be aware that anyone could be on camera, both at the finish and during their course! And be prepared to be interviewed after your run, especially if it looks like you’ve had a good one.

Those who start during the broadcast in the targeted classes may be asked to wear a GPS tracker and vest.

In the interests of fair play, we ask competitors not to watch the livestream until they have completed their course. The feed will be available to watch again on demand after the competition finishes.

Each day, the broadcast will start at roughly 12 noon, apart from Day 5 at Craig a Barns, which will begin at 12:30. It can be streamed online via a link at www.scottish6days.com/2019 which will be provided ahead of time.

The livestream production will be by a team including Czech Karel Jonak (IOF preferred producer) with commentary by Katherine Bett.

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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 Wednesday 15th May 2019

World Orienteering Day Week Has Started Today!

Wednesday 15 May - Tuesday 21 May 2019

Today is the start of World Orienteering Week and sees thousands of orienteering events taking place across the world!

Today and throughout the week it would be great if you could help us to generate some momentum throughout the day via social media using #WorldOrienteeringDay and mentioning British Orienteering or @GBROrienteering

The events are taking place in cities, parks, forests and in school yards and people of all ages are encouraged to take part. Orienteering is a go-to sport for all ages and fitness abilities.

In the UK, orienteering events are taking place throughout today and throughout the week. 
Local orienteering clubs across the country are encouraging newcomers to “have a go!” and try the sport of orienteering. Orienteering clubs are encouraging all those people who have already tried orienteering maybe in their school years to come along and have a go. Likewise, these events are a great way to find out more about the sport with the opportunity to take part in simple navigation.

The aim is to get as many people orienteering here in the UK and across the world and help establish an “Official International Orienteering Federation Record” for the participation in World Orienteering Day.

How are you planning to get involved and support World Orienteering Week?

There are plenty of ways to join in with all of the UK Orienteering fun!
Take part in the events that are already planned to take place across the UK.

Check out this list of club activities and events.
There are more events listed on the world map - click on the UK and find more events near you here.

Be part of it! For more information about World Orienteering Day visit www.worldorienteeringday.com

For more information about other orienteering activities, please visit www.britishorienteering.org.uk/goorienteering

Join in the fun - and help us to achieve a world record !
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