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Tweet Tuesday 20th July 2021

Permissions received for British Sprint Championships to proceed in full

The British Sprint Championships Weekend

21 August & 22 August 2021

Skelmersdale, Lancashire

Update July 20th 2021

With the Government lifting of the majority of restrictions, we have now received permissions from West Lancashire Borough Council for the Sprint Championships Weekend to proceed in full.

The entry closing date for both the Relay and Individual events is midnight on Sunday 8 August, the end of the Scottish Six Day week. Entries online only at Fabian4.

The Organising and Planning teams have continued with their work during this uncertain time and are now on the final push to have everything in place for a great weekend of technical urban sprint orienteering.

Some social distancing measures may still be in place for the event and we would ask everyone competing to follow the current British Orienteering Guidelines during the weekend.

The British Sprint Championships website is here and will continue to be updated as and when further information is available.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Noman Hall
Weekend Coordinator 

Entries close at midnight on Sunday 8 August
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Tweet Monday 26th July 2021

Funding from EventScotland brings a daily video diary to Scottish 6-Days

Update report by Colin Matheson, Assistant Coordinator
Scottish 6 Days, Lochaber 2021

The announcement by the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that Scotland would move to Level 0 from the 19th July was great news but it wasn't carte blanche for the organisers of Lochaber 2021 to press ahead with a complete lifting of restrictions. Factoring in the possibility that we could yet see a return to Level 1 and various other risk factors, the decision to stick with the 2 x 3 Day format with a maximum of 1,000 competitors a day was confirmed. Sportscotland, the conduit into the Scottish Government, were supportive of this plan as were the various other parties involved including Local Authorities, PoliceScotland and NHS Highland. Needless to say lots of things have been happening behind the scenes, including traffic management plans, equipment inventories, liaison with third party suppliers, keeping landowners in the loop and most important of all buy-in from the many volunteers who have put in so many hours to make this happen.

The Scottish 6 Days is first and foremost a holiday event, but we will still retain that competitive element with UK Orienteering League (UKOL) events on Day 2, Day 3 and Days 4 and 5 "combined". 

Day 5 at Creag Dhubh will also include a World Ranking Event and thanks go to our International Orienteering Federation (IOF) Advisor Ted Finch for his approval of some slight deviations from the usual protocols.

Thanks to funding from EventScotland we will be pleased to bring you a daily video diary under their "Scotland the Perfect Stage" flag.  Look out for Jason of Poppycock Films out in the forest or open hillside but don't worry about tripping over cables! No live feeds, GPS tracking or live broadcast this time around.

Smile you are on camera
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Tweet Thursday 22nd July 2021

Early entry fee for the British Sprints extended

British Sprint Championships Weekend 21st/22nd August - Update

 

Early Entry Fee Period Extended

We have the formal permissions, but this has taken longer than expected due to the prolonged Covid lockdown period. Due to this we are extending the early entry fee period for both the Sprint Relays and the Individual Sprints until 23:59 July 31st.

Get your cheaper rate entry in now before the Scottish Six Day week.

Entries finally close at 23:59 Sunday August 8th.

Enter now on Fabian4.

We look forward to seeing you there.

British Sprint Championships event team.

Discounted rate deadline extended
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Tweet Friday 15th May 2020

Open Orienteering Map Webinar Announced - Tuesday 19 May, 7.30pm

Join us for the next in our series of lockdown webinars this time looking at Open Orienteering Map on Tuesday 19th May 7.30-8.30pm.

Ollie O’Brien from South London Orienteers (SLOW) and the creator of the easy map creation tool will go through demonstrating how to use Open Orienteering Map, the practicalities and functions of the platform as well as relating its use for creating virtual Orienteering.

There will also be opportunity for questions and answers.  

To register please click here.

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