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Tweet Wednesday 17th July 2019

Understanding Purple Pen Webinar

Understanding Purple Pen webinar 

On Tuesday 23rd July at 7pm, the next British Orienteering webinar before a short summer break goes live and discusses Purple Pen and the skills needed to get the best out of it.  

The session will hear from Simon Errington of Hertfordshire Orienteering Club (HH) who will present on understanding purple pen. Showing the basics through to some more advanced techniques. 

This webinar will provide support for those using the technology and for anyone who is interested in taking on roles in the future within their club. 

With such a valuable tool as this, the session promises to provide some real insight and support. If you have any questions though which you’d like to be included in the session, do get in touch with us. 

To send in your question in advance please email it to Tim Herod on  

To register and watch the webinar either live or as a recording, follow the link below;  


Tweet Wednesday 17th July 2019

Save Money this Summer with British Orienteering Membership Discounts


Your membership doesn't only give you access to a range of events and insurance cover - but you can save £'s on a range of partner discounts. 

Make sure you keep to up to date and check out the wide range of membership discounts and offers available to you as a British Orienteering member.  


British Orienteering members get discounts off a wide range of national brands.


Make the most of your British Orienteering membership with this wide range of money savings!  Check them out and find out more here.

You can access your member discount codes by logging into the member section using your member details and clicking on 'My Account' tab, then clicking on 'Member discounts' underneath the 'My Membership' heading.

Tweet Tuesday 16th July 2019

Did you know that there are permanent orienteering courses across the UK?

Permanent Orienteering Courses are a great way to get outside and go orienteering at a time and place that suits you. 

Courses offer a huge range of variety, from urban courses in city centres to rural routes through beautiful scenery. They are on your doorstep or further afield helping you to discover new places.  Whether it's a walk with the family, exploring the area whilst on holiday or simply just adding variety to a training run, Permanent Orienteering Courses can help you explore. 

You can find a course local to you – here.

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.

Tweet Wednesday 10th July 2019

Mixed Fortunes for Young GB Team In JWOC Middle Qualifier

Following the rest day on Tuesday the Junior World Orienteering Championships ramped up again with today's Middle Distance qualifiers. Split into three heats, the top 20 from each heat qualify through to the Middle final on Thursday. 

With quarantine adjacent to the arena and a short run to the start block, it was a very compact event set up, that made for a fantastic atmosphere as the weather again stayed dry and sunny with a light breeze keeping the heat off. The previous maps of the area and the work the team had done in preparing for the middle race suggested it would be very familiar terrain and so it proved to be with athletes listing a host of well known British areas as they recalled different parts of their races. 

The British athletes were split evenly across the six heats and all started early in their start blocks which meant some anxious waits once the running was done to see who would qualify for the A finals. Freddie Carcas had the earliest of start times at 10:01 but delivered a good solid performance that saw him stay in the top 10 until the last 20 runners began finishing and he eventually qualified in 18th position. 

Eilidh Campbell qualified comfortably in 14th place in what was the fastest of the women's heats with Megan Keith just missing out in 23rd.  There was similar disappointment for Zac Hudd (24th), Eddie Narbett (25th) and Finlay Todd (29th) in their respective heats though all were holding top 20 positions with just a few runners to go. 

Laura King started after her injury in the Long race but ended up retiring as she struggled to concentrate on her navigation with the injury in the back of her mind. Niamh Hunter and Peter Molloy also missed out on qualification for the A final finishing in 31st and 35th respectively.

It was a less anxious wait than most for Fiona Bunn who came back first from her middle start block and eventually held on to win her heat just 22 seconds ahead of Grace Molloy in third. Last out was Alastair Thomas who delivered a strong, safe performance to finish 6th with some of the favourites for tomorrow's final ahead of him. 

You can find the full results, GPS and further event coverage on

The results today demonstrate there is hope for more success in the Middle final tomorrow and some strong chances in the relay to come on Friday.