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Share  Tweet Wednesday 25th May 2022

Yvette Baker Trophy and Shield Update May 2022

Report by Sarah Mansel, Yvette Baker Trophy & Shield Coordinator

There have been ten regional heats for the Yvette Baker competition held this year between 13 March and 15 May 2022. 

There have been 13 larger clubs competing in the Yvette Baker Trophy competition and 12 of them have qualified for the final. Also, 13 smaller clubs competed in the Yvette Baker Shield competition with 10 clubs qualifying for the final.

Sarah Mansel, Yvette Baker Trophy & Shield Coordinator, says: 
"It was great to see so many juniors out in the forests again after the last couple of difficult years."

The final is to be held at Irchester Country Park, near Wellingborough on Sunday 3 July 2022.

Provisional details for the event can be found here.

Good luck to the following clubs who will be invited to the final:

Yvette Baker Trophy Finalists

Yvette Baker Shield Finalists

Airienteers (AIRE)

Cleveland Orienteering Klub (CLOK)

Bristol Orienteering Klub (BOK)

Berkshire Orienteers (BKO)

Happy Herts Orienteering Club (HH)

Harlequins Orienteering Club (HOC)

Lakeland Orienteering  Club (LOC)

Leicestershire Orienteering Club (LEI)

Octavian Droobers (OD)

Mole Valley Orienteering Club (MV)

Quantock Orienteers (QO)

Pendle Forest Orienteers (PFO)

Southdowns Orienteers (SO)

Essex Stragglers (SOS)

South Yorkshire Orienteers (SYO)

South Ribble Orienteering Club (SROC)

West Anglian Orienteering Club (WAOC)

Suffolk Orienteering Club (SUFFOC)

West Cumberland Orienteering Club (WCOC)

 

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Yvette Baker, Great Britain

British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to thank all clubs and their members who have been involved in the organising of all the heats which have taken part in the different regions.

It is great to see teams of juniors being invited to the final and we wish all competing in the Yvette Baker Trophy and Shield final all the very best on the day. 

Thank you to all those too who have been involved in the transport arrangements of the heats, without you this would not be able to happen.  Thank you for your support.

Save the date - Sunday 3 July 2022!  We are all looking forward to the final and following with interest.  Which junior team will be crowned the club Yvette Baker Trophy winner and the Yvette Baker Shield winner.  Good luck all. 

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Share  Tweet Monday 23rd May 2022

The GB team get set for the World Cup Competition - Round One in Sweden

This week sees the start of the Senior Orienteering World Cup circuit with the first Orienteering World Cup Competition held in Borås, Sweden.

Taking place from Thursday 26 May to Sunday 29 May 2022, the GB twelve strong team will be looking to put in good performances to set up their international season ahead of the World Championships in June.  This competition will form part of the selection for the World Orienteering Championships for the Great Britain Team.

The Great Britain selected team is:

Jonathan Crickmore

Cecile Andersen

William Gardner

Fiona Bunn

Kris Jones

Alice Leake

Nathan Lawson

Megan Carter-Davies

Chris Smithard

Grace Molloy

Ralph Street

Charlotte Ward

 

The Orienteering World Cup event schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday 26 May 2022:  Individual Sprint
  • Saturday 28 May 2022:   Knockout Sprint
  • Sunday 29 May 2022:   Sprint Relay

 

Follow the event and see the live results and coverage. 

All the Live services are on Orienteering.sport. Especially the LIVE Web-tv stream, which will be available with English commentary for all three competitions.

Timezone:
The Event's local time zone is CEST (UTC +2). All printed times on IOF LIVE pages are CEST (UTC +2).

Web-tv schedule:
Thursday, 26/5 Sprint 12:00 – 14:30
Saturday, 28/5 Knock-Out Sprint 16:00 – 17.50
Sunday, 29/5 Sprint Relay 13:00 -14.30

Price:
6 EUR for one competition, and 12 EUR for all three competitions. Followers can purchase tickets in advance and the purchase is made in the TV boxes in competition day tabs in LIVE Orienteering.

The link to the Orienteering.sport LIVE Page is available here.

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British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to wish the Great Britain team all the very best with their final preparations ahead of this first International competition of the new season.

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Share  Tweet Monday 23rd May 2022

British Orienteering are 100% ready to get behind UKAD’s Clean Sport Week

With a big summer of sport ahead, British Orienteering is proud to reaffirm our commitment to clean sport by backing UK Anti-Doping’s (UKAD’s) Clean Sport Week campaign.

Clean Sport Week is UKAD’s national awareness week, which runs from 23 – 27 May and champions clean sport, education and anti-doping initiatives with sports across the UK.

The theme for this year’s campaign is “what you see is 100% me” as we all want to see 100% hard work, determination and respect for the rules from athletes competing on the world stage. So, alongside UKAD, we are making it our mission to ensure all our athletes can say with confidence “what you see is 100% me” when competing this summer.

In the build up to Clean Sport Week, we have been working with UKAD to complete the Assurance Framework, which National Governing Bodies must do to show they are meeting their anti-doping responsibilities. In addition, we are ensuring all our athletes are prepared for their upcoming competitions by taking part in UKAD’s 100% me education programme and by inviting them to attend the Clean Sport Week webinar on Tuesday 24 May, which is open to all and will look at important anti-doping topics and advice for preparing for a Major Games.

We also encourage anyone in our sporting community that would like to learn more about anti-doping to sign up to UKAD’s free new Introduction to Clean Sport course via its website, here.

To find out how athletes can excel on the world stage sign up to UKAD’s Clean Sport Week webinar here, and follow @ukantidoping on social media to see a range of educational and exciting content throughout the week.

To find out more about UKAD’s Clean Sport Week initiative click here.

Clean Sport Week 2022
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Share  Tweet Friday 22nd April 2022

GB Selection Announcement World Cup 1 and World University Championships

World Cup 1 - the 2022 international season begins!

British Orienteering is delighted to announce the athletes selected to represent Great Britain at World Cup 1 in Sweden from 26-29 May.

This is a sprint-only World Cup (ahead of the first-ever Sprint World Championships in Denmark from 26-30 June) with Individual Sprint, Knock-Out Sprint, and Mixed Sprint Relay as the disciplines being contested.

British Orienteering will field a strong team with six men and six women in each of Individual Sprint and KO Sprint, and three teams in the Mixed Sprint Relay.

MEN

Individual Sprint

KO Sprint

Mixed Sprint Relay

Alexander Chepelin

 

reserve

 

Jonathan Crickmore

 

 

 

Will Gardner

reserve

 

 

Kris Jones

 

 

 

Nathan Lawson

 

 

reserve

Chris Smithard

 

 

 

Ralph Street

 

 

 

 

WOMEN

Individual Sprint

KO Sprint

Mixed Sprint Relay

Cecilie Andersen

 

 

 

Fiona Bunn

 

 

 

Megan Carter-Davies

 

 

 

Alice Leake

 

 

 

Grace Molloy

 

 

 

Charlotte Ward

 

 

 

The support staff travelling with the team will be Lasse Grøn, Jo Stevenson, Murray Strain, and Emil Wingstedt.

The competition website is here https://owc2022boras.se/start/, and it will be possible to follow the races via Web TV, live GPS, and live results. 

 

World University Orienteering Championships – the first since 2018!

After the cancellation of this biennial competition in 2020, this year’s edition in Switzerland will be the first of these championships since 2018. 

Each nation is able to send a team of up to six athletes in total, with four spots available in each individual discipline of Sprint/Long/Middle, one team in Mixed Sprint Relay, and two teams in each Forest Relay.

British Orienteering will be sending a full team of twelve athletes and would like to congratulate all those named to the team today.  The final allocation of athletes to disciplines will be confirmed nearer the time but the intention is that each athlete will run in at least one relay and at least one individual discipline. The full team is...

Men

Women

James Ackland

Cecilie Andersen

Matthew Gooch

Rachel Brown

Flurry Grierson

Fiona Bunn

Peter Molloy

Laura King

Alastair Thomas

Grace Molloy

Thomas Wilson

Chloe Potter

The non-travelling reserves are Alasdair Pedley and Pippa Carcas.

This competition has an intense programme with the five races taking place on successive days from 17-21 August.  More information can be found here

British Orienteering is excited for the start of this year’s international competition, and by the potential of both these teams for high performance - good luck for the races!

GB Selection Announcement 
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