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Tweet Monday 2nd August 2021

British Sprint Weekend - entries close at midnight on Sunday 8 August 2021

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.

Sunday 8 August 2021
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Tweet Wednesday 4th August 2021

Scottish 6 Days Orienteering passes the halfway mark

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.

Socially distanced starts

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?"

Fort William Golf Course

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.

Open terrain at Ardchattan

 

Catch up with what has happened at the Scottish 6 Days, so far.

Day 1:  Ardchattan
Report - here
Results - here

Watch highlights from Day 1.

Day 2:  Inverlochy
Report - here
Results - here

Watch highlights from Day 2.

Day 3:  Arisaig
Report - here
Results - here

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

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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.  

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Tweet Tuesday 3rd August 2021

Looking for something to do this weekend outdoors with family and friends?

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

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Tweet Friday 9th July 2021

GB Women's Team finish 7th in the World Orienteering Championships Relay

The Swedish Women Relay team were the fastest in the unique terrain of sandstone towers and formations as they finished more than two minutes ahead of the Switzerland with Norway finishing third.

The GB Team of Grace Molloy, Jo Shepherd and Megan Carter-Davies finished in 7th position.

In the Men's Relay the Swedish team who look almost unbeatable at the championships once again took gold with Norway in Silver and the bronze taken by Switzerland after a duel with Finland.

The GB Men's Team of Peter Hodkinson, Hector Haines and Ralph Street finished in 15th position.

Full results and more about the Relay can be found here.

Photo credit:  Petr Háp

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Today (Friday 9 July) sees the final day of the championships, finishing with the Long individual race, once again taking place in Heřmánky, in the same forest as the Relay.

In the Long distance, each athlete will start individually with 3 minute start interval to the next competitor. The starting order is determined by the Long/Middle World Ranking where the highest ranked athlete start last. The competitor with the fastest time wins!

The Women's event will start first with the first competitior to go at 11.48, Grace Molloy and Megan Carter-Davies will complete their busy programme alongside Jo Shepherd which all three ran the Relay yesterday and therefore will have experienced competing over that terrain.

Grace Molloy United Kingdom 14:03 (UK time 13:03)
Jo Shepherd  United Kingdom 15:09 (UK time 14:09)
Megan Carter Davies United Kingdom 15:15 (UK time 14:15)

The Men's will start at 13.28 with Hector Haines and Ralph Street representing Great Britain.

Hector Haines United Kingdom 16:28 (UK time 15:28)
Ralph Street United Kingdom 17:13 (UK time 16:13)

Good Luck for the final day of the competition.

Live results can be viewed here.

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