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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: drichards@staffordbc.gov.uk

FREE workshop - 16 October 2019
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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?

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Tweet Friday 13th September 2019

British Sprint Championships heads to Loughborough University!

The British Sprint Championships (UKOL) takes place this Saturday at Loughborough University Campus.

14 September 2019
Loughborough University Campus
Hosted by Leicestershire Orienteering Club

This is an International Orienteering Federation World Ranking Event as well as forms part of the UK Orienteering League.  

The Loughborough University campus is over 400 acres and is predominately a complex mix of residential, academic and sports buildings but does also include some woodland areas. The central campus is on the side of a ridge providing some contour detail and there are expanses of grass in various parts of the campus. The area will create fast and challenging racing that will produce worthy British Champions.

Organiser Robert Haskins from Leicestershire Orienteering Club, says: “With an entry of nearly 800 and a good weather forecast, we are looking forward to hosting the British Sprint Championships.  We held the event here in 2013 and this time it is also a World Ranking Event so there should be some really competitive running on an area that is really well suited for the Sprints.”

Start times are available here.

Event Officials.
Organiser: Robert Haskins, Leicestershire Orienteering Club.
Planner: Iain Phillips, Leicestershire Orienteering Club.
Controller: John Britton, Manchester & District Orienteering Club
I.O.F Event Adviser: Nermin Fenmen, GBR.

Competition Classes for World Ranking Event: M21 (Men Open), W21 (Women Open), Men/Women’s 18 and 20.

For more information, visit:  http://britishsprintchamps.org.uk

 

British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to thank Organiser Robert Haskins, Planner Iain Phillips both from Leicestershire Orienteering Club, Controller John Britton from Manchester and District Orienteering Club and I.O.F. Event Adviser Nermin Fenmen. Thank you for all of your hard work and commitment in bringing this year's British Sprint Championships together.  Thank you to Leicestershire Orienteering Club and surrounding clubs who have also given their time and helped support the event officials.   

We wish all members getting set to travel from the "north, east, south or west" to compete in the 2019 British Orienteering Sprint Championships a great competitive and very enjoyable day of orienteering.   

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Tweet Tuesday 10th September 2019

Heading off to University?

Heading off to University after the summer break...

Looking at exercising and keeping fit between studying, try orienteering?  

Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.

University Orienteering is a great place to either continue to be involved in orienteering or start it from new. There are a number of Universities with clubs and groups around the UK.

There are many orienteering clubs already being enjoyed by many students at Universities across the UK at different stages of their studies. Some who have just started their degrees, others preparing for their finals. Orienteering challenges body and mind.

Joining in is easy!

University Orienteering is a great place to either continue involvement in the sport or start it from new. There are a number of Universities with clubs and groups around the UK. 

Here are details of University Orienteering Clubs with the contact links for each:

Aberdeen University Orienteering Club (AUOC)
Contact the Club
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Bath University Mountaineering Club (BUMC)
Contact the Club
Website
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Queen’s University Belfast (QUBOC)
Contact the Club
Website

University of Bristol Orienteering Club (UBOC)
Contact the Club
Website
Facebook

Cambridge University Orienteering Club (CUOC)
Contact the Club
Website
Facebook

Trinity College Dublin (DUO)
Contact the Club
Website
Facebook

University College Dublin (UCDO)
Contact the Club
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Durham University Orienteering Club (DUOC)
Contact the Club
Website
Facebook

Edinburgh University Orienteering Club (EUOC)
Contact the Club
Website
Facebook

Exeter University Orienteering Club (OROX)
Contact the Club
Website
Facebook

Glasgow University Orienteering Club (GUOC)
Contact the Club
Website
Facebook

Leeds University Orienteering Club (LUUOC)
Contact the Club              
Website
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Loughborough University Orienteering (LUOC)
Contact the Club
Website
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Oxford University Orienteering Club (OUOC)
Contact the Club
Website
Facebook

University of Sheffield Orienteering Club (SHUOC)
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Website
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University of Newcastle Orienteering Club (UNOC)
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Website
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University of Stirling
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Website
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University of Warwick
Contact the Club
Website

University of York Orienteering Club (UYOC)
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Website
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Photo credits:  Rob Lines

Find events near you using the interactive map or checking British Orienteering's event diary

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