The next World Orienteering Day will take place on Wednesday 13 May 2020.
In 2020, between Wednesday 13 May and Tuesday 19 May 2020, any activity held can be registered as a World Orienteering Day event.
The International Orienteering Federation´s goals regarding the organisation of this annual event are as follows:
Visionary course of action
Each club of all national Orienteering Federations gets in touch with at least one school. As teachers might need help to implement orienteering so the lessons are a fun and exciting experience, the IOF is working on providing teaching materials in different languages.
Find out more here.
Paul Murgatroyd, Head Coach for Talent, says:
"A truly phenomenal season for GB's juniors, with record breaking achievements at the Junior World Championships in Denmark in July, supported by some further strong performances at both European Youth Orienteering Championships and Junior European Cup in June and September respectively, is shown in a film."
Watch the film here.
Unfortunately due to unexpected work commitments, scheduled for tomorrow evening (3 December at 7pm), the live Q&A webinar with Peter Hart has been postponed.
Programme lead Peter Brooke commented, “We will be working with Peter to secure a replacement date early in the new year and will publish this in due course. This will feature along with an exciting calendar of sessions to tune into throughout 2020.”
This years programme has so far had over 1600 views across all the sessions and are all available to view on British Orienteering’s YouTube channel.
If you have a session you’d like to see featured in 2020 do get in touch with Peter Brooke on firstname.lastname@example.org and it could feature soon.
By Clive Allen, Former British Orienteering Federation Chairman.
50 years old, that is – so it came into being in 1970. The late 60s and early 70s were a period of rapid growth and development in British Orienteering, with many new clubs being formed.
Chances are that the British Orienteering Federation Archive contains some of the first maps your club made. Your regional magazine or newsletter from those days, also in the Archive, might have interesting details of the club’s formation.
Want to find out more?
Then send an e-mail to email@example.com no later than 11 December 2019, stating what in particular you are interested in, and we’ll reply before Christmas letting you know what we have found in the Archive.
The British Orienteering Archive is one of many Special Collections stored in the University of Sheffield Library. It contains all manner of papers, correspondence, magazines and books right from the earliest days of orienteering in the UK through to the time when records became digitalised.
You can see a full list of what is held by visiting http://www.shef.ac.uk/library/special/borient.html. There is also an extensive photo collection, mainly from the 1970s and 80s; these are not held in the Archive for copyright reasons. We can do a check for you, to see if we have photos of specific individuals or events.
Recently, Ned Paul has donated a lot of fresh material and a host of photos from his time as owner/editor of CompassSport. Every so often we are delighted to be offered additions to the collection. In particular, more photos from large events (finish areas etc.) held in the UK, and photos from the very early days showing the clothing and equipment in use then, would be very welcome.
Anyone can book to see specific contents of the Archive – you just say in advance which boxes you would like to see, and they will be waiting for you when you arrive. For opening times and booking arrangements, see the Special Collections home page here. The library where the Archive is held is in the centre of the University of Sheffield complex, a short tram ride from Sheffield rail station.
Photos sourced: British Orienteering's Archive
We look forward to receiving your requests shortly for further information about your club.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 11 December 2019 please.