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Tweet Thursday 17th October 2019

New Forest Junior Camp – Last Remaining Places

Burley YHA, New Forest, Hampshire

Friday 1 - Sunday 3 November 2019

A few remaining places are available for the New Forest Junior Camp in early November.

Organised alongside the November Classic weekend, this offers juniors aged 11-13 years at Yellow or Orange level a chance meet other juniors, improve their orienteering skills and have some fun.

More information available at: www.britishorienteering.org.uk/newforestjuniorcamp
and entries via: www.fabian4.org.uk

New Forest Junior Camp
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Tweet Thursday 17th October 2019

Live Webinar with Peter Hart announced

On Thursday 21 November British Orienteering’s Chief Executive Officer Peter Hart will be live and taking the helm answering your questions in our latest live webinar.

With the year drawing to a close, now’s your chance to ask questions to Peter about the sport alongside any thoughts and ideas you‘d like to discuss.

The session goes live at 7pm on Thursday 21 November with the link to register below. Those watching live will be able to send in their questions throughout the evening and we’ll try to get through as many as we can. However, you can also send in your questions ahead of the night and be one of the first to be answered.

You can submit a question when you register or by emailing in advance to Peter Brooke on pbrooke@britishorienteering.org.uk

Any questions being emailed in advance, should arrive by Tuesday 19 November.

To register follow this link: Live Q&A with Peter Hart

Ask your questions live with    Peter Hart
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Tweet Wednesday 16th October 2019

Have you entered this year's November Classic Weekend 2019 yet?

Don't miss out on this top-class orienteering experience taking place at the first weekend in November.

Entries are open via Fabian4, but the closing date is soon approaching! 

This may well be the last opportunity for a major event on the area, one of the best in the New Forest. And the autumn colour should be at its best.

Closing date for entries is:  Sunday 27 October 2019.

THE WEEKEND = 3 events of top class night + urban + classic orienteering.

Friday 1 November 2019:  
WESSEX REGION NIGHT LEAGUE EVENT, SOUTHSEA

Night league event using the seafront, common and adjacent residential areas of Southsea.
Terrain will be urban, parkland and beach.

Organiser: Robin Smith
Email: robinsmithm52@gmail.com ; Tel:  07522 465119

Full details on British Army Orienteering Club (BAOC) website here.

Please contact Robin to ensure map availability.

Historic Cathedral 

Saturday 2 November 2019:
THE CHICHESTER CITY RACE

Southdowns Orienteers host the Chichester Urban in the historic Cathedral City. Part of the UK Orienteering League.

The historic Cathedral City of Chichester hosts many attractions. Charming walks through flagstone courtyards and footpaths, as well as beautifully tended parks.  There are plenty of places to eat, and shop drink within a short distance from the event centre.

Planner: Kenny Leitch (Southdowns Orienteers) 
Organiser: Jan Ireland (Southdowns Orienteers) 

Full details on Southdowns Orienteers website here

Book via Fabian4 here

Sunday 3 November 2019:  
THE NOVEMBER CLASSIC

The 52nd Classic, brought to you by Southampton Orienteering Club (SOC), uses one of the New Forest's best and underused areas, Bramshaw Wood, and promises to provide a top-class orienteering experience. 

Bramshaw was part of the area used for the British Championships in 1980 and hasn't been used for a National event since the 1990 November Classic. The event is a UK O League event, it also incorporates the SCOA Championships and a Junior selection race for the 2020 Interland Cup.

Car park and event centre at Ocknell Campsite, New Forest, Fritham, Hampshire, SO43 7HH.

Toilets, Tom’s Catering and Traders.

There will be a short bus ride to the start and finish, max 10 minutes, with a short walk to pick up and drop off points.

Planner: Kevin Bracher SOC   
Organiser: Nick Bosbury SOC. Email: dbosbury@btinternet.com

Full details on Southampton Orienteering Club website here.

See the November Classic website for further details or enter on Fabian4.

New Forest 

For more information and to enter, visit:  https://novemberclassic.org/

Book via Fabian4 here

Hurry though...entries close in 10 days time.

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Tweet Friday 12th July 2019

JWOC 2019 Relays. Women win GOLD 🥇 and the boys finish 6th!

The Junior World Orienteering Championships finished on a massive high for the British team as both Men’s and Women’s first teams took their place on the podium in Denmark.  

The men’s relay started first at 10 am up the hill to what would prove a tricky and highly gaffled course. Freddie Caracas and Finlay Todd lead the men’s team out respectively, with some dodgy radio controls there were some nerves in the arena early but both Freddie and Finlay came back with the leading pack, 6th and 11th respectively. 

Freddie handed over to Eddie Narbett who continued his strong week to finish the second leg as 6th nation in 7th overall on the tail of Norway 2 and Finland 1. Peter Molloy made a small mistake dropping the second team to 24th at the handover. 

By this point, everyone’s eyes were following the GPS of Alastair Thomas who was ahead of the Finnish athlete in 6th at the spectator control with about 7 minutes to go. The commentators, who have been brilliant all week, announced that Alastair was ‘doing a mistake’ so all British fingers crossed and hoped that Ali could hold it together. The West Cumberland orienteer was strong as always took the ‘Dredge-line’ straight up the hill and burnt off the Finn to finish on the podium in 6th

Zac Hudd had a strong final leg for the second team bringing the team home as the 8th second team a fantastic result for a young team.  

Grace joined on the run in by Fiona and Megan

Meanwhile, in the women’s race, EYOC 2018 Gold medallist,  Megan Keith was leading out the big hope of the British teams with two JWOC medallists from this week on the second and third leg. Eilidh Campbell was on first leg for the second team, her first time leading out a relay.  

Megan Keith at just 17 in her first JWOC delivered what many people are calling the run of the week for a British team who have had so much success. Keeping a calm head and using her fabulous speed Megan handed over to, Middle distance silver medallist, Fiona Bunn in 4th! MAROC orienteer, Eilidh, came back 17th overall and the 6thsecond team. 

Over the finish line and World Champions
Women's team are in there somewhere!

Fiona Bunn burst away from the handover determined to hunt down those in front. Indeed by the first radio control the CUOC runner the commentators announced that Fiona was in the lead. By this time the British crowd were getting very excited at the possibility of a medal but no one dared mention the g-word. Out of the spectator control, Fiona lost a bit of time to the Russian team featuring Veronica Kalinina on the final leg. Once again the speed of the British athletes helped reel in the opposition giving Forth Valley Orienteer Grace Molloy just a minutes deficit as she set about the task of hauling in the Russian mind set on Gold. 

The British crowd were now starting to whisper about the possibility of gold and nervously watched the GPS track of the double JWOC Bronze medal winner. It was an agonising first 10 minutes as it appeared that the Russian, Gold medal winner in the Long this week, would hold off Grace. However, after the second radio control, Grace started to cut into the minute lead and with some committed route choices took the lead just ahead of the spectator control. The final few minutes were a nervous wait for all in the arena with the British team having gained a fair few supporters from other nations. At the final control, Grace punched 14 seconds ahead and was joined by Megan and Fiona for the run in, finishing with a forward roll over the finish line to put the icing on the cake of the best British week at the Junior World Championships ever!  

Podium for Eddie Narbett, Alastair Thomas and Freddie Carcas
Gold for Megan Keith, Fiona Bunn and Grace Molloy

The second women’s team performed well with Niamh Hunter and Laura King converting Eilidh’s strong start into the 6th placed second team and 18th overall! 

The medal ceremonies featured a real mix of nations which will please the IOF but the biggest smiles are reserved for the British team, the best men’s relay result in 25 years followed by the first British Gold at the Junior World Orienteering Championships. Congratulations to all the team and a massive thank you to all those who have helped and supported them to get to this level. 

Many congratulations!
 

Full results can be found here

Gold Medal Winners and World Champions Megan Keith, Grace Molloy and Fiona Bunn

Read all news stories from the Junior World Orienteering Championships 2019

Junior World Championship Silver Medal for Bunn!
https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/?pg=news_archive&item=4793
 

Mixed Fortunes for Young GB Team In JWOC Middle Qualifier
https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/?pg=news_archive&item=4790
 

Grace Molloy wins two Bronze Medals in two days!
https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/?pg=news_archive&item=4782
 

Grace Molloy 2019 Junior World Orienteering Championships Bronze Medallist
https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/?pg=news_archive&item=4780
 

2019 Junior World Orienteering Championships Starts This Weekend
https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/?pg=news_archive&item=4779

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