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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 Thursday 11th July 2019

Junior World Championship Silver Medal for Bunn!

The medals keep on coming for Great Britain in Silkeborg, Denmark at the Junior World Orienteering Championships. Fiona Bunn will be bringing home a Silver medal from the Middle distance race at what is her last JWOC. 

All those who made it through to the A final from the qualifier yesterday had relatively late starts with the medallist Fiona Bunn setting off second last. 

In the men's race, Freddie Carcas was first off of the team heading out into the forest to deliver a solid performance to finish in 42nd in an extremely strong men's field. Alastair Thomas produced a strong performance on some tired legs to finish 25th overall. 

In the women's race, GB hopes were high after two medals from the first two races. Eilidh Campbell started well, in 15th fastest split at the first radio control but had a large error losing 11 minutes on one leg but held it together to not lose too much time overall. Grace Molloy had a poor start hitting the first radio control down in 33rd but set about reeling in the field for the rest of the course. She had another powerful run, this time alongside Elena Pezzati who pushed her all the way to the finish with Grace's final position 12th.

Fiona pushed hard all the way to the end
Fiona celebrating with her teammates

But the star of the show was Fiona Bunn who, in her last ever JWOC individual race, after 5 trips to the Junior Championships, stayed calm under pressure to execute a fantastic race for the silver medal. After winning her heat Fiona had clearly demonstrated the ability to put together a medal-winning performance in this world-class field but there were nerves. The past two medal races Fiona had started really well with some of the fastest splits of any athlete in the field but so far she had not been able to string together a full race. There was no such issue today as Fiona ran solid splits leg after leg with only ever minor errors and stormed through the final run in. 

After downloading to confirm all was well and a quick media interview which you can catch along with all the results and GPS on Fiona was mobbed by her teammates, so happy for her to have captured another British Medal and Fiona's first on the World stage.

Due to the protest at the conclusion on the Women's Long race, there were two podium presentations with British athletes today as Grace Molloy collected her second Bronze of the championships before Fiona Bunn got one of the loudest cheers of the day on collecting her Silver medal.

The Medal girls now have one more race to get up for before completing what is already the most successful Junior World Orienteering Championships ever for Great Britain. Tomorrow sees them join forces with Megan Keith to push for team glory in the Forest Relay. 

GB will field four teams the other women's team will feature Eilidh Campbell, Niamh Hunter and Laura King. Men's teams will be Freddie Carcas, Eddie Narbett and Alastair Thomas and a second team of Finlay Todd, Peter Molloy and Zac Hudd. 

Fiona and Grace shared the podium after today's medal ceremonies