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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
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
Tweet Monday 19th July 2021

Megan Keith finishes 4th in the Final of European U20's 3,000m

Megan Keith came within just three hundredths of a second of a superb medal moment at the Euro U20 Champs in Estonia.

Instead, the Inverness Harriers athlete had to settle for a fine 3000m track PB  of 9.16.50 and just 3/100th of a second from a medal in the searing heat of Tallinn.



Photo (left to right): Fiona Bunn, Megan Keith, Grace Molloy

Tweet Monday 14th June 2021

Junior selections for 2021 World Orienteering Championships European Youth Championships announced

The British Teams for the 2021 Junior World Orienteering Championships & the 2021 European Youth Championships have been announced. 

Many congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to represent Great Britain in the 2021 Junior World Orienteering Championships, which are being held in Kocaeli, Turkey,
5 - 10 September 2021



Jim Bailey (BOK)

Flurry Grierson (DEVON/UCLOC)

Matthew Gooch (MAROC)

Finlay Johnson (SROC/ULOC)

Peter Molloy (FVO/CUOC)

Euan Tryner (SYO)



Joe Sunley (WCOC)

Rachel Brown (ESOC)

Eilidh Campbell (MAROC/EUOC)

Pippa Carcas (INT)

Rachel Duckworth (DVO)

Mairi Eades (INT/EUOC)

Megan Keith (INVOC)



Isobel Howard (MOR)

And congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to represent Great Britain in the 2021 European Youth Orienteering Championships, which are being held in Vilnius, Lithuania, 20 – 22 August, 2021.

Men 16

Women 16

Adam Barrie (MAROC)

James Hammond (FVO)

Adam Methven (BKO)

Isobel Howard (MOR)

Iris Macmillan (ECKO)

Imogen Pieters (SYO)


Men 18

Women 18

Jim Bailey (BOK)

Joe Sunley (WCOC)

Oliver Tonge (BOK)

Euan Tryner (SYO)

Rachel Brown (ESOC)

Pippa Carcas (INT)

Rachel Duckworth (DVO)


Head Coach for Talent, Paul Murgatroyd, said of the selections: 
“After a difficult and challenging year, when all international junior competitions were either postponed or cancelled, we are hopeful this summer that we will be able to send our best juniors overseas once again to represent their country and to gain valuable international experience. This is an exciting group of talented individuals, many of whom will be making their international debuts, and it will be interesting to see how they cope with the challenges of what promises to be a tough blend of East European forests. I wish them all the best for the races ahead and we will all be keeping our fingers crossed that conditions will allow us to return to international competition this summer.”