News

News

Latest news

Tweet Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Resumption of Orienteering Update 1 June 2020

British Orienteering is reviewing their guidance regularly in response to the latest government advice to understand what is possible and permissible as conditions are being relaxed. Our priority remains to protect the health of our members, volunteers and staff and help to suppress the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

New guidance has been announced by governments in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man easing restrictions on the number of people you can meet outside which impacts on how and where individuals can exercise.

We are awaiting more details of how exactly the guidance will apply to orienteers across all nations and will update this statement once official guidance has been published.

In the meantime, we are working to ensure we can provide orienteers with clear information on what is possible and permissible in the current phase of lockdown measures being eased.

 

Further details can be found here.

Top
Tweet Thursday 4th June 2020

Interview #11: Training in Lockdown with Ben Squire (NOC)

British Orienteering has published a series of interviews with some of our GB athletes and it has been great to hear of all about their really positive on-going training activity and advice.

Yesterday we heard from Euan Tryner in the British Orienteering GB Talent Squad Tier 1 and member of South Yorkshire Orienteers.  

To round off this set of interviews with our GB athletes the final interview today is with Ben Squire who is in the British Orienteering GB Talent Squad Tier 1 and a member of Nottinghamshire Orienteering Club.

-----

Ben Squire

Club: Nottinghamshire Orienteering Club (NOC)

Profile 

 

How have the current restrictions impacted on your training?
“I'm still managing to get out most days of the week and as there are no competitions coming up I have mixed things up a bit with my training. I've been cycling more and have used the rollers that we 'panic bought' before lockdown happened.”

Ben Squire (NOC)

Before Lockdown did you attend any of the talent training camps? If so, what were the key things that you enjoyed?
“Being a part of the talent squad, I went to 4 camps over the winter and early spring in the Lake District and Scotland. These allowed me to practise my techniques in areas better than the East Midlands! They also gave me the chance to talk to coaches 1-1 about my training which I found useful. Also a great time to catch up with people who I wouldn't see outside of major competitions.”

 

What advice have you got for other athletes or members in a similar position with their on-going training?
“Try out new types of training, keep things fresh and use this time with no competitions to train consistently with the hope that the season restarts in the Autumn.”

 

What is your number one Lockdown training session?
“Long runs exploring different places with less people around and enjoying the nice weather we've been having.”

 

Have you still been able to access support from your coach or orienteering athlete friends, and if so how?
“I've still kept in touch with friends through social media who I'd been looking forward to seeing at the JK and British Champs. My Dad is my coach so there's no getting away from training!”

 

What box sets have you been able to catch up on during Lockdown?
“Money Heist and Brooklyn 99 which are both very good.”

 

Have you got any Lockdown projects on the go at the moment?
“My running club has a Covid-19 virtual relay where everyone is allocated a team (odds/even) depending on your birthday. You then run for 19 minutes with a baton of your choice (an orienteering flag as my choice) and post your distance on the club page adding a bit of competition at this time. I'm looking forward to the Lockdown Orienteering event also too.”

 

Thank you Ben. We wish you all the very best with your on-going training.

 

Thank you to all the GB athletes for helping and providing a useful insight into their training during lockdown.  On behalf of British Orienteering members we wish you all the very best and look forward to seeing you competing for GB in the future when it is safe to do so once again.

Did you miss any of the interviews? 
You can access the interviews on the following links as follows:

GB Gold Medal winner Grace Molloy talks about her training in Lockdown. 

Interview #1: Training in Lockdown with Alastair Thomas (EUOC / WCOC)

Interview #2: Training in Lockdown Interview with Jo Shepherd (INVOC)

Interview #3: Training in Lockdown Interview with Fiona Bunn (TVOC / CUOC)

Interview #4: Training in Lockdown with Kirstin Maxwell (RR)

Interview #5: Training in Lockdown Interview with Hector Haines (AROS)

Interview #6: Training in Lockdown Interview with Cat Taylor (SYO)

Interview #7: Training in Lockdown with Sarah Jones (Lakeland OC)

Interview #8: Training in Lockdown - Jonathan Crickmore (SHUOC)

Interview #9: Training in Lockdown with Alice Leake (Airienteers)

Interview #10: Training in Lockdown Interview with Euan Tryner (SYO)

-----

As a sport, we must work together to resume orienteering responsibly as and when the relevant government determines it is safe to do so.

The latest statement from British Orienteering can be found here.
Resumption of Orienteering

Top
Tweet Thursday 4th June 2020

Back to Orienteering Q and A Webinar

As we continue our preparations for the next stage of government restrictions being eased, British Orienteering is pleased to announce a Question and Answer webinar on the next steps of the Back to Orienteering plan.   

Over the last couple of months, we’ve been really pleased with the positive responses from members and clubs to the Back to Orienteering Action Plan. As we move towards the next phase and look ahead to how local events may look, we are hosting this webinar to hear your questions directly and discuss what the practicalities of orienteering could be over the next few months. 

The session will feature Peter Hart and the development team at British Orienteering, next Tuesday 9th June at 7:30pm. 

We encourage questions to be sent in in advance in order to group certain questions and themes together. Questions can also be asked live during the webinar using the usual function. 

Register HERE for the webinar. 

Send in questions in advance to Peter Brooke on pbrooke@britishorienteering.org.uk

Back to Orienteering Q&A Webinar on Tuesday 9 June, 7.30pm
Top
Tweet Friday 8th November 2019

International Team Administrator Vacancy

British Orienteering is the national governing body for orienteering in the United Kingdom.

British Orienteering has recently embarked on a strategic refresh, and we are reshaping the way in which we support and serve our membership.

As part of this programme, we are creating a new role ‘International Team Administrator’ to support those teams and individuals representing Great Britain at major events. This person will report directly to and work closely with the Operations Manager, as part of a small but focused group of professional staff.

British Orienteering is seeking an experienced administrator to provide comprehensive administrative support to our international teams and to the wider Performance Pathway for our elite athletes. You will manage the day-to-day administration of the Performance Pathway, communicating and working closely with international team managers, support staff, athletes and coaches.

You will also provide support to the Performance Pathway Programme and associated committees and will manage assigned projects as required.

We expect you to have experience of working within a sports or leisure organisation, and to demonstrate a strong involvement in, connection to or understanding of orienteering.

Initially, the position will be fixed term until 31st December 2020.

For further details: 

Job Description available here.

Information Pack available here.

Application Form: Please contact info@britishorienteering.org.uk for an application pack.

Closing Date: 17:00, Friday, 22nd November 2019

The date for Interviews: Friday, 6th December 2019

Top