British Sprint Championships takes place in Skelmersdale, Lancashire on the 21 & 22 August.
If you have not yet booked, then hurry as entries close in 6 days time!
The closing date for entries to both the Relay and Individual events is midnight on Sunday 8 August. Entries are being taken online only and via Fabian4.
There will be no entries available for Championship courses after this date.
The Organising and Planning teams are now on the final push to have everything in place for a great weekend of technical urban sprint orienteering.
More information about the British Sprint Championships can be found on the event website here and will continue to be updated as and when further information becomes available.
The first three days of the Scottish 6 Days Orienteering in and around Lochaber have been a resounding success. The organisers were faced with difficult choices in the staging of this event - two 3-Day events and restricting numbers to 1,000 a day being the eventual decision. Better than the other likely outcome of no orienteering.
The 23rd Scottish 6 Days Orienteering event is being held in Lochaber and Badenoch between the 1st and 7th August 2021. This is a scenic area in the Scottish Highlands, including Fort William, the outdoor capital of Scotland and Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK.
With some fantastic weather at the start of the week there are reports of lots of other activities going on including golf, Munro bagging, paddle boarding, cycling and walks on beautiful beaches.
Colin Matheson, Assistant Coordinator Scottish 6 Days, Lochaber 2021, says: "The support from the various land owners and land managers concerned has been fantastic, and we are already being asked can we come back again?"
Every evening at 8.30pm a short report by the Assistant Coordinator is published including photos taken in and around the event services area and the competition terrain. At 3am in the morning a video diary produced by Poppycock Films (with support from EventScotland) goes live featuring some great drone footage from Rotorworx and feedback from some of the many happy competitors.
Catch up with what has happened at the Scottish 6 Days, so far.
Watch highlights from Day 1.
Watch highlights from Day 2.
Watch highlights from Day 3.
Today at the Scottish 6 Days is Day 4 and it is a rest day.
Tomorrow (Thursday 5 August) and Friday (6 August) the event moves into the wider area known as Badenoch and competitors from both groups will run over the same terrain and courses as part of the UK Orienteering League.
Friday sees a World Ranking Event so expect some great competition over in Creag Dhubh.
For more information visit: www.scottish6days.com
British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to thank the organisers and volunteers for all of their hard work. Wishing all members a relaxing rest day and fun later today when taking part in the quiz. As the event moves to Badenoch, British Orienteering wishing all competitors taking part in Day 5 and Day 6 all the very best as they get set to compete again in the stunning Scottish terrain.
Orienteering is an outdoor sport that involves participants following a course marked on a map and finding their way to a series of checkpoints. It is up to participants to decide which way to go, which is all part of the fun and sets it apart from just a walk or run.
Orienteering is very well placed to offer individual or family-friendly adventurous challenges for all ages and abilities. From courses with permanent markers to discover, to virtual courses that you can complete with your smartphone or GPS watch, there has never been a better time to start your next outdoor adventure with orienteering.
With over 500 Permanent and Virtual Orienteering Courses across the UK which one are you going to enjoy this week?
Find out more here: www.goorienteering.org.uk
Following the publication of “Thriving Clubs for a New Generation”, the Board of British Orienteering is looking for volunteers to participate in one of a series of focus groups to assist in implementing this strategic plan for the sport.
There will be four focus groups looking at each of the strategic themes. Each focus group will consider how British Orienteering can achieve the objectives and what would have the most impact on the development of the sport.
The Terms of Reference for each theme are below:
British Orienteering is keen to hear from members, who would be interested in sharing their views on one of the strategic themes. With the spotlight on younger age groups and inclusion, we would particularly welcome involvement from families, young people and those from under represented groups.
If this could be you, then please consider joining us on one of the following dates, or assist us by helping us to identify someone else in your Association or Club that can. The focus group meetings will take place online via Teams on dates and times to be agreed.
If you are interested, simply email your name, which focus group you’d like to take part in and a short statement to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining your background albeit voluntary or professional. Each focus group will be limited and based on the criteria within the Terms of Reference and experience.
Your input is very important to us. Please help us plan our route for the next five years.
Please feel free to contact Peter Hart if you require further information.