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Tweet Tuesday 25th February 2020

Talent Squad Selection Criteria announced for 2020/21

British Orienteering is pleased to announce the Selection Criteria for the Talent Squads for 2020/21 season. 

View the document here.

Tweet Monday 24th February 2020

Entries for British Orienteering Champs 2020 have reopened

For one more week only - The British Orienteering Championships (BOC) 2020 Individual entries have been re-opened and extended to Sunday 1 March 2020 to allow anyone who wants to run at BOC 2020 to get their entry in. Now both Relay entries and Individual entries will close on the 1 March 2020.

  • BOC 2020 Weekend - Relay
    Sunday 1st March 2020 - final closing date (Relay)
    E​​​​​ntries via Fabian4 here.
  • BOC 2020 Weekend - Long Distance 
    Sunday 1st March 2020 - extended closing date (Individual)
    Entries via Fabian4 here.

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

Entries extended for one week

Photo courtesy of Dave Peel

Tweet Monday 24th February 2020

The first event of the UK Elite Orienteering League 2020!

Report by Pat Graham on behalf of Mar Orienteering Club.

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 March 2020 in stunning Scotland!  Entries are open.

Mar Orienteering Club is looking forward to hosting the first event of the 2020 UK Elite Orienteering League in Aberdeenshire.

Saturday 7 March will stage an Urban event which is also part of the Scottish Orienteering Urban League, on the brand-new area of Johnshaven, mapped by Chris Smithard.  Johnshaven is a charming working fishing village between Stonehaven and Montrose.

The terrain consists of intricate streets and passageways and the grounds and gardens of Lathallan School, formerly Brotherton Castle.

On Sunday 8 March there is a classic orienteering event being held at Birsemore, Aboyne which is also part of the UK Elite Orienteering League. Birsemore Hill rises to 333 metres and includes some intricate areas on the steep northern slopes with a wealth of contour and rock detail including cliffs and crags. The majority of the area is covered with runnable plantation and is therefore fairly sheltered.

Planner Drew Tivendale has promised a family-friendly starting point but has warned more experienced orienteers to expect a demanding navigational, and physical challenge!

Why not make a weekend of it in a beautiful part of the Scottish countryside?  
Entries are now open and full details can be found here.  

Tweet Tuesday 7th January 2020

Are you thinking: 2020...New Year… New Sport?

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

Interested to find out more?  The best way to get involved in orienteering is to find your local orienteering club.  Many local orienteering clubs run regular coaching sessions, often at mid-week ‘club nights’, or on weekends.  If you want to talk about how you can experience orienteering or how you can get involved, click here to find your local club. 

You will not look back!

2020 = New Year...New Sport