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Tweet Thursday 16th July 2020

Return to Orienteering Guidance for the UK

As a sport, we must work together to resume orienteering responsibly and within the relevant Government guidance.

The Board of Directors have committed to following the respective advice of each government, and therefore there are likely to be periods when types of orienteering activities permitted, vary between different parts of the UK, depending on the Government guidelines and regulations.

British Orienteering has developed a dedicated webpage here

On this webpage the guidance for each of the nations will be updated accordingly as further announcements by local or national Governments are made.

Latest Guidance:

All guidance is subject to any further restrictions that may be imposed by local or national Governments.

England

Full club guidance England 13 July 2020

Wales

Full club guidance Wales 15 July 2020

Northern Ireland

Full club guidance NI 14 July 2020

Scotland

SOA event guidance 15 July 2020

SOA COVID 19 Risk Assessment phase 3

Scottish Orienteering reactivation phase 3

This webpage also includes links to key documents and information to support clubs and participants in delivering safe orienteering and includes the following support resources:

 

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Tweet Monday 10th August 2020

Selection Race Update - Entries are now open!

Having spent much of the past three days working on the final details, we can announce that we will be holding the Selection Race Weekend on 28th-30th August in the Southern Lakes.

The race programme will comprise a Sprint in Windermere on Friday (28 August) late afternoon (starts from approximately 4.30pm - 6pm), a Long on Saturday afternoon (29 August) and a Middle on Sunday morning (30 August), with both forest races being held on the Graythwaite Estate. Both of these areas are now under embargo until the conclusion of the race weekend.

Entries are now open via SiEntries here.

Selection Race Weekend

The deadline for entries is midnight, Sunday 23rd August.

All races will be seeded in accordance with British Orienteering rules and start times based on this process. The details of the race specifics are currently being worked on by the team of organisers, planners and controllers and we hope that provisional details will be published soon.

We will also ensure that all racing will comply with the latest covid-secure guidelines. If athletes are unable to attend the racing weekend for fitness, personal or COVID related reasons, they should contact Paul Murgatroyd (pmurgatroyd@britishorienteering.org.uk) and outline their situation, so that this can be considered by the selection panel.

The races will be used to select for EJOC and the Talent Assessment camp/squad and the final selection policy documents related to this are being worked on currently and should be up on the British Orienteering website by the end of this week.

Paul Murgatroyd
Head Coach for Talent
British Orienteering

 

EYOC and Junior European Championships Update
Previous news article can be found here.

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Tweet Monday 10th August 2020

British Orienteering 2020 Virtual Annual General Meeting Update

Minutes of the 39th Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Date:  Saturday 1st August 2020 at 17:00

First ever virtual AGM run under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020.

636 votes were submitted via Mi Voice which represent 8.8% of the voting membership.

 

Key Outcomes:

  • Membership Period for New Members
    The Membership period for new members from 2 August 2020 until 31 December which was approved by the meeting.
  • Elections

    President
    Sir Chris Bonington CBE was re-appointed as President.

    Directors
    Pauline Tryner (SYO) was elected for a two-year term on the Board of Directors.
    Duncan Birtwistle (OD) was elected for a three-year Term on the Board.
    Ruth Beale (SN) was re-elected for a second term on the Board.
  • Special mentions were made to:
    Judith Holt on the completion of her third term on the Board of Directors which included a number of different roles including Chair.
    Ed Nicolas, who resigned as Manager of the Senior Team.
    Craig Anthony who is now Chief Executive of British Wrestling.

The Full Minutes from the 39th Annual General Meeting can be found here

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Tweet Monday 20th January 2020

British Orienteering Awards - Who Will You Be Nominating?

British Orienteering wants to acknowledge, recognise and reward some of the great work being done across the sport of orienteering by our clubs, coaches, mappers and volunteers of all ages.

Who do you think deserves to be congratulated for their particular hard work and efforts they have given to the sport in 2019? 

Photo credit: Steve Rush (BOK)
Photo credit: Wendy Carlyle
Photo credit: Rob Lines

Orienteers within all of our clubs up and down the country give endless hours of their time to our sport. Often very quietly and behind the scenes and they don't make a fuss about what they regularly do.  Many orienteers spend hours mapping and planning for a specific club or national event or have put in hard graft over the year and have developed new club initiatives and activities in 2019. 

Together let's recognise this fact and put our heads together and nominate the people within your club who you think deserves national recognition for their contributions given to our sport.  British Orienteering is looking for nominations from members and clubs. 

There are many Annual Award Categories up for grabs, and they include:  

  • University Club of the Year Award
    This award recognises the efforts of University Clubs in the development of participants as well as coaches and volunteers. The award is also to show appreciation for the University introducing and providing a gateway to the sport to their students. 
  • Young Volunteer of the Year Award

    This award is for a volunteer, under the age of 25, who has demonstrated a commitment to supporting delivery of orienteering activity with passion, energy and enthusiasm.  

     
  • Coach of the Year Award

    Coach of the Year award is looking for coaches who demonstrate success in one or more of the following areas:
    1. engaging new people in orienteering; 2. improving the performance of orienteers; 3. mentoring and developing other coaches. 

  • Volunteer of the Year Award
    This award is for a volunteer who has demonstrated a commitment to supporting the delivery of orienteering activity with passion, energy, and enthusiasm. 
  • SILVA Award
    All members can nominate someone they believe has made a significant contribution to orienteering through ‘field’ activities.
Photo credits:  Bob Haskins
Photo credits:  Bob Haskins

As well as the following Mapping Award Categories:

Photo credit: Rob Lines
Photo credit:  Colin Matheson
Photo credit:  Colin Matheson

ALL Award Nominations need to be sent into the National Office by 17:00 on Friday 6 March 2020. 
Please email through ALL nominations to info@britishorienteering.org.uk 

All awards will be presented at the 2020 British Orienteering Annual General Meeting on Friday 10 April 2020 at 5pm (on Day 1 of the JK 2020).  

For more information on all the awards, please email:  info@britishorienteering.org.uk

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