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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 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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