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Tweet Monday 14th June 2021

A tribute to Chris James

Following the sad but peaceful passing away of Chris James on Tuesday 8 June, at home in Ross-on-Wye, aged 81.

Please find a tribute to Chris and his contribution to the sport of orienteering.

The tribute can be found here

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Tweet Wednesday 16th June 2021

Airienteers go racing in Dawson Wood

Report by Peter Jones (Airienteers)

Since the lockdown eased Airienteers have been running a series of Wednesday evening events – our Spring Sprint League. Run in local woods, parks and sometimes urban areas, they are designed to be simple to put on (A planner and someone to run SI on the night), accessible to club members and cheap to enter (£4). Typically they include a ‘Sprint’ course – about 3k, with a good number of controls – akin to a Middle distance, plus an orange and where the terrain allows, a yellow course. We normally get between 30 and 60 people on an evening. We’ve restricted runners to 2/minute and have a 45 minute start window. Everyone pre-enters but we take payment on the night using a contactless card payment system. We use a restricted form of SI, at the Start, Finish and 3 random controls out on the course. The events are pretty simple but everyone seems to enjoy just getting out again. Dawson Wood was the last in our spring series, but our ‘summer’ series starts shortly, same format.

Further details can be found on the Airienteers (aire.org.uk) website.

Photos taken at Dawson Wood event by Wendy Carlyle (Airienteers).

Dawson Wood by Chris Burden (Airienteers)

Did you know? 
There are 120 orienteering clubs throughout Great Britain, joined together by Associations that make up British Orienteering. 

Keen to get involved? 
If you want to talk about how you can experience orienteering or how you can get involved, click here to find your local club who will be happy to help you get started.  

There are also University Orienteering Clubs across the UK.  Find out more about universities here or access the list of University Orienteering Clubs here.  Alternatively, contact British Orienteering's National Office by emailing:  info@britishorienteering.org.uk 

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Tweet Wednesday 16th June 2021

Newcastle and Tyneside Orienteers enjoyed Local Event at Prudhoe

Report and Photo by Kim Sanderson (Newcastle and Tyneside Orienteers) 

Newcastle and Tyneside Orienteers held its second post-lockdown event. It had already been postponed twice due to various coronavirus restrictions but was definitely worth the wait! 

Although urban events are often held on Saturdays, the Planner had correctly identified that the town was much quieter on Sundays, and this extended to the free public car park where download and parking were located. This was especially welcome since coronavirus became an issue!

Indeed planning and controlling had their own challenges, as the Planner had relocated to Salisbury by the time the event could finally be held.

Entrants came from several neighbouring clubs as well as our own. Participants said they enjoyed the mixture of residential roads, park, and woodland, with a surprising number of hills for an urban area - not everyone enjoyed those!

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Newcastle and Tyneside Orienteers (NATO), are a medium sized club based in the northern part of the NEOA (North East Orienteering Association), region. There are 120 orienteering clubs throughout Great Britain, joined together by Associations that make up British Orienteering. 

If you want to talk about how you can experience orienteering or how you can get involved, click here to find your local club.

There are also University Orienteering Clubs across the UK.  Find out more about universities here or access the list of University Orienteering Clubs here.  Alternatively, contact British Orienteering's National Office by emailing:  info@britishorienteering.org.uk 

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Tweet Thursday 5th March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID 19) update: upcoming British Orienteering events

British Orienteering wishes to reassure all competitors, volunteers and spectators that safety of all attending our events is a priority. We are aware of the concerns surrounding the current Coronavirus outbreak and are regularly reviewing our processes and procedures and staying up to date on government advice.

At present (5 March 2020), the British Championships (21 – 22 March) and JK events (10 – 13 April) are due to go ahead.

Please note:  For those who are unable to access the document entitled 'Advice for attending public events' from the COVID 19 Advice PDF please find this document below.

 

Peter Hart
Chief Executive

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