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Tweet Thursday 21st November 2019

'Organising Successful Events' webinar - now one week to go

There’s only one week to go before the next live webinar providing valuable insight and ideas into running your events. We go live at 7pm on Thursday 28 November.

In this webinar, Helen Errington of Hertfordshire Orienteering Club will be unpicking the key functions involved in organising different types of orienteering events. Throughout the session we will be looking at ways to ensure events are delivered as successfully as possible and considering the criteria by which an event might be considered to be successful relative to its aims.

You’ll be able to ask questions throughout but do please get in touch if you have any questions you’d like to ask ahead of the session. Send these to Peter Brooke on pbrooke@britishorienteering.org.uk

Register now so as now to miss out by following this link:
Organising successful events (full webinar).  

Events Webinar takes place on Thurs 28th Nov at 7pm
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Tweet Wednesday 20th November 2019

Development Conference agenda now confirmed

British Orienteering is pleased to confirm the full agenda line up for the National Development Conference being held on the weekend of Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 January 2020.

Saturday 11 January is headlined by Keynote Speaker Grace Molloy (Gold Medal winner and member of Forth Valley Orienteers).  Grace brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of her journey through her club to where she is today.  Grace will be providing valuable insights into how she’s progressed, her challenges and discuss her ideas and thoughts for the future, including how clubs can adapt and grow when developing orienteers within.

There will also be a workshop delivered by Club Matters on the club volunteer experience.  Clubs often find themselves short of volunteers, with the way that people volunteer and the time they have to give is not the same as it used to be.  This workshop will help to put an action plan in place to develop the volunteer experience and ultimately get more people volunteering within the club.

We’ll also see some short presentations by clubs who’ve run successful projects for the benefit of their club, along with considering national survey, event and participation data, to allow members to consider how best to shape their future direction.

Sunday’s headline sees Steve Fairhurst of ‘Be More Cheetah’ take centre stage bringing his 30 years of marketing experience to Orienteering.  Steve specialises in ‘the sharp end’ of marketing – where the customer meets the brand directly and has a unique take on the social media landscape and how best to present your club ‘brand’ for maximum effect using tried and tested techniques.

With a pragmatic and energising approach to training, the session is sure to be engaging and empowering – dealing with simple practical steps on how to generate results quickly, rather than wading through statistics and broad theories.

The conference concludes with a key session discussing Youth.  Looking at the youth strategy and considering recent success stories that clubs could adapt to help develop and grow this area with their club.

Registration is via Si Entries on the following link Development Conference 2020

The prices per person for the conference are; 

Full weekend including overnight accommodation 

£79 

Full weekend with no accommodation 

£65 

Saturday only 

£35 

Sunday only 

£35 

All prices include refreshments of drinks and lunches. Overnight accommodation is for Saturday night only at the YHA National Forest. Rooms will be shared with other delegates and requests to share with fellow members accommodated as much as possible.  

Saturday’s sessions will run between 11:00 and 18:00, with Sunday commencing at 09:00 through to 14:00. 

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Tweet Tuesday 19th November 2019

10 reasons – Xplorer can help you reach your target audience

10 reasons how Xplorer can meet your targets and organisational outcomes.

1.  Perfect for encouraging families to become more active and support them to becoming a stronger family unit.

2.  Improve mental health – taking part can help improve low income families mood, help tackle obesity and other health problems.

3.  Gives the ability to connect in a new way with any audience you are trying to engage with – at no cost to them – as sessions are FREE to them!

4.  Help in engaging with Black, Asian, and Ethnic Minority Communities – with again offering FREE sessions to them!

5.  Support people with disabilities or special needs to get outdoors….encouraging fresh air, ……

6.  There is no entry level – anyone can take part and it’s FREE.

7.  Provides an opportunity for Grandparents to enjoy active quality time with their grandchildren.

8.  The Xplorer challenge can be easily changed to meet the needs of participants.

9.  Extends your reach into the local community.

10. Introduces , develops and embeds the skill of navigation.

 

For a one off £1,000 investment – meet your targets and organisational outcomes.

For more information please contact:  Howard Blackman on 07768 334207 or email: hblackman@britishorienteering.org.uk  

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Tweet Tuesday 8th October 2019

15 to Nordic Match - TrailO

Fifteen Brits travelled to Landvetter, near Gothenburg at the weekend to compete in the annual Nordic Match, an open TrailO event incorporating a match between the four Nordic countries. This year it consisted of a PreO competition on Saturday followed by a night competition – 50 controls in all that day! – and PreO again on Sunday.

In glorious sunny weather, but with temperatures hovering at or below freezing much of the time, the courses proved very challenging for everyone. Unusually, no competitor achieved a full score in any of the three competitions. Many times, it was necessary to try to identify just which crags and boulders were on the map and which weren’t, in typical rocky Swedish terrain, part wooded and part open. In the open part of the course on the Sunday, there were some sites that had to be viewed from up to 500 m away! By contrast, the timed controls were relatively easy and on Day 2, the winner Antti Rusanen (Finland) answered three tasks in four seconds.

Best Brits on Day 1 were Nick Barrable and Peter Huzan, whilst in the night event it was Tom Dobra who scored best with a very creditable seventh place. Day 2 saw Charles Bromley Gardener take 15th place in the strong international field of 119 competitors in all, and Tom Dobra was next, 35th.

Team scores (teams of 5) were calculated from all the day results plus the best 3 results in the night event. Finland won, ahead of Norway and then three Swedish teams. GBR1 was 11th and GBR2 17th.

Full results can be found on www.preoresultat.se.

Next weekend around a dozen Brits travel to Poland for the Bukowa Cup, the last WRE event in this years international TrailO season.

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