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
Athletes invited to the 2021 Badaguish Summer Camp have been announced.
Many congratulations to the following M/W15 athletes who have been invited to the 2021 Badaguish Summer Camps, scheduled to take place between 24 - 31 July 2021.
Head Coach for Talent, Paul Murgatroyd, said of the selections,
“With the changing focus of the Badaguish summer camp, following the recent Talent & Performance review, I am pleased to see the following group of M/W15’s being offered the opportunity for an educational experience in one of the best quality orienteering areas in the UK. There are still a number of challenges ahead in making the camp run as we would like, given the continuing uncertainty over the post-pandemic ‘roadmap’, but we remain hopeful that we will be able to provide a face-to-face learning experience for this developing group of young orienteers and make up for the lack of camp opportunities that affected everyone last summer.”
The government’s roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England consists of four steps, and the third step came into play on Monday 17 May.
The government has confirmed on 14 June that a delay to the move to Step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown in England. The move, which was planned to take place from 21 June, has been delayed by four weeks. As a result, the Step 3 regulations will continue to apply.
Last night, Tuesday 1st September, the Board of British Orienteering reviewed the Return to Orienteering Guidance for England and agreed changes which will be effective immediately.
The focus of the review was on the rate of starters at events. The Board considered a number of options.
Consideration was given to the following factors:
Taking into account these factors, the Board have agreed to revise the start rate guidance as follows:
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.
Fully updated guidance documents incorporating these changes will be issued shortly.
The Board asks that clubs carefully consider the above factors when organising events.
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: