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Tweet Thursday 10th September 2020

Review of Return to Orienteering Guidance (England)

Following the review of the Return to Orienteering guidance in England by the Board of British Orienteering on Tuesday 1st September, please find the link to the full document.

The key changes are:

  • If allocated start times are used, a maximum of two starters per minute is permitted from each start location.
  • If start windows are used (rather than allocated start times), a maximum of one starter per minute is permitted from each start location.
  • There is no limit to the number of separate start locations that may be used at an event.

Subject to a further review of the implementation of these revised guidelines, British Orienteering will aim to move in future revisions towards a higher start rate of up to four starters per minute from each start location, with allocated start times.

British Orienteering would welcome further feedback from clubs about their experience of operating within the current COVID-19 guidelines, and about any challenges they have encountered in obtaining permissions from landowners or local authorities.

The Board plans a further review of the guidance in October, subject to any further changes in the government guidance.

To view the current guidance visit:  
https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/COVID19_Safe_Orienteering

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Tweet Sunday 20th September 2020

552 British Orienteering members make savings of £9.84 per transaction

Last year 552 of British Orienteering members took up the Cotswold Outdoor offer, and on average made a saving of £9.84 per transaction.   

If you are getting ready to get out and about again, then make the most of British Orienteering's Membership Scheme discounts and offers from a wide range of local and national brands. 

Cotswold Outdoor

The UK’s Widest Range of Outdoor Clothing and Equipment

Cotswold Outdoor have been preparing people to discover the great outdoors for over 40 years, offering clothing, equipment and accessories from the very best outdoor brands. Anyone can find you the best kit, but only Cotswold Outdoor can find you the right kit, tried and tested by passionate outdoor experts so you can make the most of every moment spent out there. So, whatever your next adventure looks like, Cotswold Outdoor’s experts are on hand to make sure it’s your greatest yet. Cotswold Outdoor are delighted to offer British Orienteering members a 15% discount, both in-store and online.

Snow+Rock

United by Attitude

Founded by a small team of crazy snow sports enthusiasts, Snow+Rock is all about pushing boundaries, breaking rules, never compromising. Pioneers from the beginning, Snow+Rock champion the very best popular and up-and-coming ski brands to bring customers unrivalled premium products, guaranteed to perform every time.

Back in 1985, Snow+Rock introduced the UK’s first Boot Fit Clinic and have been delivering nothing but top-drawer service ever since. Ski boot fitting, custom insole fabrication and expert advice born from experience – find it all at Snow+Rock. See you out there.  Snow+Rock are delighted to offer British Orienteering members a 15% discount, both in-store and online.

Runners Need

The Running Specialists

Runners Need believes that every run should be a great one. Whatever your goals, they are here to help you reach them with great products from the best running brands and friendly, expert in-store service. Every great run begins with the right shoe, which is why Runners Need offers free gait analysis and expert shoe fitting in every store.

But Runners Need is about more than just the shoes. They are passionate about providing the latest innovations in performance fabrics, high-tech gadgets and accessories, training and nutrition science, all tailored to your fitness goals. Whenever and however you run, their range is versatile to suit your lifestyle, be it on the road, in the gym or at home. So, whatever gets you moving, Runners Need are here to help you every step of the way. Runners Need is delighted to offer British Orienteering members a 15% discount, both in-store and online.

Cycle Surgery

All for the ride

Cycle Surgery understands how and why you ride, whether it’s on the road, in the city, or out on the trail. They share your passion for cycling and want to help you make the most of every ride. Expert advice, quality workmanship and the best brands in cycling are Cycle Surgery’s heart and soul. Since 1992, they’ve been getting cyclists out there with every cog, every service and every piece of invaluable advice from their in-store experts. Cycle Surgery knows that it’s more than just a bike and are here to help make sure you’re always ride-ready, wherever you’re heading.Cycle Surgery is delighted to offer British Orienteering members a 15% discount, both in-store and online.

 

Making your British Orienteering Membership work for you.

British Orienteering has one of the most comprehensive membership benefits of any governing body – use your membership to save money.
Log-in to the member’s section on the British Orienteering website with your member details to access all the discount codes.

Find out more and the list of all discounts available to British Orienteering here.

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Tweet Saturday 19th September 2020

The Great British Week of Sport: Celebrating the Sport of Orienteering

The Great British Week of Sport starts today (Saturday 19 September) and runs for a whole week until Sunday 27 September 2020. 

The inaugural Great British Week of Sport aims to inspire the nation to celebrate the power that sport and activity has on our mental, physical and social well-being.

Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport that exercises mind and body, and suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

The aim is to navigate between checkpoints or controls marked on a special orienteering map. There is no set route so the skill and fun come from trying to find the best way to go.

There is no better time to find out more about the sport of Orienteering.

In competitive orienteering, the challenge is to complete the course in the quickest time.

Permanent Orienteering Courses are also a great way to start orienteering and are at a time and place that suits you. Permanent Orienteering courses are listed here.

Find out more about Permanent and Virtual Orienteering Courses here.

Don't forget to check out too the Newcomers Guide to the Sport of Orienteering here.

 

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19 - 27 September 2020
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Tweet Friday 31st July 2020

Are your details up to date on the British Orienteering database?

British Orienteering are committed to ensuring a safe return of Orienteering and your details may be required by your local government's tracking teams.

Steps to edit your details:

  • Log in on the British Orienteering website
  • Select ‘My Account’ in the top banner
  • Select ‘My Details’ from the drop down menu
  • Check your details are correct. 

If you need to edit your details:

  • Scroll down and select ‘Edit Details’
  • Amend any details you need to
  • Click ‘Save’ and you’re all done.
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