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Tweet Monday 16th September 2019

British Orienteering Foot Orienteering Senior Selection 2020

The 2020 British Orienteering GB Senior Selection Policy is now available here.


Tweet Saturday 14th September 2019

FREE Club Matters workshop: Club Volunteer Experience

FREE Club Matters workshop: Club Volunteer Experience in Cannock.

Another upcoming FREE Club Matters workshop!  

This one is focused around Club Volunteer Experience which is due to take place on Wednesday 16 October 2019 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Chase Leisure Centre in Cannock (WS11 4AL).

This is a fantastic opportunity for clubs and community groups to come along and become supported on:

  • What a positive culture of volunteering looks like
  • The development of action plans
  • Assessment of club volunteers
  • The recruitment and retention of volunteers as well as hints and tips on appropriate rewards and championing volunteer involvement.

Volunteers are often the heartbeat of the club or community group and their time, passion and determination goes a long way in helping achieve success!

This is a FREE workshop.  Interested parties must register by confirming their attendance by emailing:

FREE workshop - 16 October 2019
Tweet Friday 13th September 2019

British Middle Distance Championships (UKOL) - this Sunday! (15 Sept)

British Middle Distance Championships (UKOL)
Sunday 15 September 2019
Chinley Churn, Chapel-en-le- Frith
Hosted by Derwent Valley Orienteers

Organiser Sal Chaffey from Derwent Valley Orienteers, says:
“After many weeks of hard work and planning, DVO are looking forward to welcoming competitors to this scenic area. We know that seconds are valuable in a Middle race, so have positioned extra stiles on the moor and arranged a contactless finish! The forecast for the day is good, and the assembly field has a fantastic view of the downhill finish and last few controls. There’s lots of room for club tents, so you can enjoy the atmosphere with friends old and new.

As well as medals and trophies, all top-three finishers will receive a locally-sourced edible memento and we will be awarding Bakewell puddings as spot prizes.”

Chinley Churn will be new to many orienteers, having been mapped for the first time in 2015. The terrain is very fast and runnable rough grassland with little bracken or heather to impede progress. Areas of old quarries, with many small hills, boulders, crags and depressions provide complex and challenging navigation on steep, sometimes rocky slopes.

The eastern area comprises a terraced scarp slope with quarry workings and other rock features. The north-western area is the more gently inclined dip slope, with depressions and linear marshes. The connecting ridge rises above 400 metres, with views east towards Kinder Scout and west to Manchester.

Derwent Valley Orienteers look forward to welcoming you!

The whole area is grazed by sheep, with virtually no trees. Typical to the area, there are many dry-stone walls, gates and stiles.

Start times are available here.

Event Officials:

Planner: Ranald Macdonald assisted by Dave Chaffey, both Derwent Valley Orienteers (DVO).
Organiser:  Sal Chaffey assisted by Viv Macdonald, both from DVO.
Controller: Chris Burden, from Airienteers
Mapper: Richard Parkin, from DVO

British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to thank all the event officials and members of surrounding clubs for all their hard work and time they have given to putting this year’s British Sprint and British Middle Distance Championships together.  Best wishes to all British Orienteering members navigating their way to the East Midlands for a great weekend of competitive orienteering.  Who will be crowned 2019 British Champions?

Tweet Thursday 13th June 2019

Clare Dallimore wins Silver in MTBO World Cup Mass Start Race!

Clare in silver medal position in World Cup mass start race.

Clare was 6th on Saturday in the MTBO World Cup in Wroclaw Olympic Stadium but in the Mass start race on Monday fought hard and gained silver just behind World Champion Camilla Howard of Denmark in a tough polish forest.

Many congratulations Clare!

Photo credit:  Keith Dawson

Women - Results

Plac Name Organisation Time Diff
1 Camilla Sogaard Denmark 1:06:15  
2 Clare Dallimore United Kingdom 1:08:37 +2:22
3 Ingrid Stengard Finland 1:08:46 +2:31
4 Gabriele Andrasiuniene Lithuania 1:09:34 +3:19
5 Marina Reiner Austria 1:11:09 +4:54
6 Constance Devillers France 1:11:28 +5:13
7 Veronika Kubinova Czech Republic 1:12:22 +6:07
8 Anastasiya Svir Russian Federation 1:12:49 +6:34
9 Anastasiya Bolshova Russian Federation 1:12:56 +6:41
10 Nadia Larsson Sweden 1:13:18 +7:03

Men's Results

Plac Name Organisation Time Diff
1 Anton Foliforov Russian Federation 1:12:18  
2 Kare Kaskinen Finland 1:12:41 +0:23
3 Angel Garcia Spain 1:13:20