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Tweet Saturday 14th December 2019

British Orienteering Championships: 21 and 22 March 2020 - entries now open!

The British Orienteering Championships 2020 (BOC 2020) - Individual Long and Team Relays will take place over the weekend of the 21 & 22 March 2020.

Entries are now open via Fabian 4

BOC 2020 is a weekend of orienteering and consists of the following competitions; the British Long Distance Championships, British Team Relay Championships and the British TrailO Championships.

The South East Orienteering Association is proud to present a completely new area for orienteering.  Although it has been considered for major events on previous occasions the challenges of obtaining land permission have meant that other areas have been used instead. However, we have now managed to negotiate the necessary permissions to open up this large and varied area to provide an entirely new challenge for the British Orienteering Championships weekend 2020.

Hollycombe Steam Collection is kindly hosting the event and will be the base for the weekend. The nearest town is Liphook, Hampshire.

Preliminary details of the events are now available on the BOC website.

www.theboc.org.uk

Don’t forget to renew your British orienteering membership and enter the age class you will be in 2020.

BRITISH ORIENTEERING MEMBERSHIP

Please note that in order to run at the British Championships you need to be a member of British Orienteering. If you have not already done so, now is the time to renew your membership.  

Important to please note:
If you want to enter events over the Christmas break for the new year please ensure your membership has been renewed and is current before Thursday 19 December 2019.

National Office closes for Christmas / New Year on Friday 20 December 2019 and re-opens on Thursday 2 January 2020.  

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Tweet Friday 13th December 2019

JK 2020: 10 - 13 April 2020 - entries are now open!

JK 2020 10 – 13 April 2020

Entries are now open on SiEntries

In 2020 the North East Orienteering Association (NEOA) welcomes you to the JK at Stockton Riverside and forests around the North York Moors, including:

  • Four days of orienteering over the Easter weekend
  • Sprint, Middle and Long distance individual races
  • Relay competition
  • Three IOF World Ranking Events
  • GPS tracking for elite courses
  • Temp O and Pre O competitions
  • Activities for children (string course, maze O...)

Preliminary details of the events are now available on the JK2020 website:  

www.thejk.org.uk

Don’t forget to renew your British Orienteering membership and enter the age class you will be in 2020.

Important to please note:
If you want to enter events over the Christmas break for the new year please ensure your membership has been renewed and is current before Thursday 19 December 2019.

National Office closes for Christmas / New Year on Friday 20 December 2019 and re-opens on Thursday 2 January 2020.  

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Tweet Friday 13th December 2019

Membership Renewals for 2020

"Thank you to all members for your support over the last 12 months."

Important to please note:
If you want to enter events in the new year please ensure your membership has been renewed and is current before Thursday 19 December 2019.

Photo Credit: Steve Rush (BOK)

Current memberships will expire on 31st December 2019.

Three ways to renew your membership.

1. Online: 
Just click here to log-in using your logging in details and click on 'My settings' on the left-hand side.  

2. Cheque: 
Return your membership renewal reminder with a cheque and send to British Orienteering (Scholes Mill, Old Coach Road, Tansley, Matlock DE4 5FY). 

 

3. Telephone: 
Ring 01629 583037 to join or renew over the telephone and pay by credit or debit card.

 

The cost of British Orienteering annual membership for 2020 is:

Senior (£15) – any member aged 21 or older at the end of the membership year.

Junior (£5) – any member aged 20 or younger at the end of the membership year.

(Please note:  there may be additional club and associations costs)

Benefits to British Orienteering members include:

  • Access to a brilliant sport with opportunities to compete at exciting national competitions
  • A vast range of money discounts and offers from many national and local companies through our member discounts scheme – save money by becoming a member!
  • Inclusion in the National Ranking Scheme (16 years old and over)
  • Access to coaching qualifications
  • Incentive Schemes
  • Monthly member email newsletters packed with the latest orienteering news, 'Opt-in' to receive in 'My Account'.
  • Public Liability Insurance when participating in events and activities registered with British Orienteering
  • Voting rights. 
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Tweet Tuesday 13th August 2019

Five GB athletes successfully qualified today for Middle Distance Final

In today's Middle Distance Qualification Great Britain qualified 5 out of 6 athletes to Friday's Middle Distance Final.

Jo Shepherd (5th); Cat Taylor (7th); Megan Carter Davies (10th); Ralph Street (6th) and Peter Hodkinson (9th) all qualified. Unfortunately Matt Speake (17th) missed out.

Megan Carter Davies
Cat Taylor

After the race the athletes talked about their performances.

Jo Shepherd
“I had a very careful and controlled race and I’m really happy with my technical performance. I didn’t push too hard physically so was surprised to finish so close to the top girls. It felt like the perfect warm up for the Long and Middle Finals.”

Cat Taylor
"I was pleased to get the job done and book a place in the Final. It wasn't a perfect race but I hope I have got my nerves out for the rest of the week."

Peter Hodkinson
"It's a difficult day because you can't win but you can lose so I was a little bit nervous. I was very careful and was slower than usual and made certain of my plans. The terrain was heavy going in some places and hard work running and I had the feeling I wasn't going quickly but the terrain is open and lovely and is what I expected."

Ralph Street
"I was excited to go orienteering today but a bit nervous before the start as this is the goal race for the year and I just needed to focus on my orienteering processes. As soon as I got the map in my hand everything was great. It was typical Norwegian terrain and what I expected in this part of eastern Norway."

Megan Carter Davies
"This was the scariest race of the week for me so I’m very relieved to have qualified. I’m happy with a lot of my race. There were a few times I tried to avoid big crags but went far too wide and lost time, so I’ll try to be more accurate on Friday. Looking forward to it!"

Peter Hodkinson in action
On to the next control
Ralph Street

Official Results are now available: 
All heats (Published 14:15)

Splits for each of the heats can be found here:
Men Heat 1
Men Heat 2
Men Heat 3
Women Heat 1
Women Heat 2
Women Heat 3

Congratulations to Jo, Cat, Peter, Ralph and Megan on your performances today and we wish you all the best in the World Orienteering Championships Middle distance Final on Friday (17August). 

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