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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 6th May 2022

Success at Irish Orienteering Championships

Over the May Bank Holiday weekend, Kerry Orienteers and Cork Orienteering Club welcomed a record number of participants to the annual Irish Orienteering Championships. This included a healthy number of traveling British Orienteering members making the trip over from mainland Britain or south from clubs in Northern Ireland.

Muckross House Estate was the beautiful setting for the Friday evening Sprint, which saw fast running through tended gardens and woodland. An intricate network of pathways through a rockery was a ‘highlight’.

Some notable overall results from our members were:

M10 Aran Power, 1st and Cillian Lynch, 3rd, both of Lagan Valley Orienteers.

M21 Paul Pruzina, 3rd Lagan Valley Orienteers.

M45 Nick Barrable, 1st South Yorkshire Orienteers.

M55 Charlie Adams, 3rd South Yorkshire Orienteers.

M60 Michael Burton, 1st Lagan Valley Orienteers.

M70 Wilbert Hollinger, 2nd Lagan Valley Orienteers.

W16 Anastasia Maglich, 2nd Lagan Valley Orienteers.

W21 Katie Reynolds, 1st Swansea Bay Orienteering Club and Helen Ockenden, 3rd Drongo.

W40 Susan Lambe, 2nd Lagan Valley Orienteers.

W45 Moira O’Sullivan, 1st Lagan Valley Orienteers.

W60 Margaret Reynolds, 2nd Swansea Bay Orienteering Club, and Louise Dunn 3rd Lakeland Orienteering Club.

W70 Barbara Foley-Fisher, 1st Lagan Valley Orienteers, and Teresa Finlay, 3rd Fermanagh Orienteers.

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On Saturday we were taken deep into the Kerry hills to enjoy open hill running for the middle-distance race at Cappanalea. The planner and terrain made for a challenging start before competitors got into their stride and enjoyed a great run, in perfect conditions.

Some notable overall results from our members were:

M10 Aran Power, 2nd Lagan Valley Orienteers.

M18E Ben Cairns, 3rd Lagan Valley Orienteers.

M21 Paul Pruzina, 1st Lagan Valley Orienteers.

M45 Nick Barrable, 1st South Yorkshire Orienteers.

M55 Billy Reed, 2nd Lagan Valley Orienteers, and Charlie Adams, 3rd South Yorkshire Orienteers.

M60 Robbie Bryson, 1st Fermanagh Orienteers.

W12 Orla Lynch, 3rd Lagan Valley Orienteers.

W21E Katie Reynolds, 1st Swansea Bay Orienteering Club and Helen Ockenden, 2nd Drongo.

W40 Susan Lambe, 2nd and Lesley Young 3rd both of Lagan Valley Orienteers.

W45 Moira O’Sullivan, 1st Lagan Valley Orienteers.

W55 Janet Adams, 1st South Yorkshire Orienteers.

W60 Margaret Reynolds, 1st Swansea Bay Orienteering Club.

W65 Stella Lewsley 1st Border Liners.

W70 Teresa Finlay, 2nd Fermanagh Orienteers.

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The Classic Race took was raced over a mixture of open hill with detailed contours and through challenging forested areas at Crohane Lake. Unlike the rest of the dry weekend, a little rain threatened but fortunately didn’t amount to much allowing for clear running.

Some notable overall results from our members were:

M10 Cillian Lynch, 1st and Aran Power, 3rd both of Lagan Valley Orienteers.

M21E Ben Stevens, 3rd Drongo.

M45 Nick Barrable, 2nd South Yorkshire Orienteers.

M55 Charlie Adams, 2nd South Yorkshire Orienteers.

W16 Anastasia Maglich, 2nd Lagan Valley Orienteers.

W21E Katie Reynolds, 3rd Swansea Bay Orienteering Club.

W40 Susan Lambe, 2nd Lagan Valley Orienteers.

W45 Moira O’Sullivan, 1st Lagan Valley Orienteers.

W55 Janet Adams, 2nd South Yorkshire Orienteers.

W60 Margaret Reynolds, 1st Swansea Bay Orienteering Club.

W65 Stella Lewsley, 1st Border Liners.

W70 Teresa Finlay, 3rd Fermanagh Orienteers.

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On the last day of the competition, the Relays were held in the estate of Knockeer House in Killarney. For those who had anything left in their legs, there were fast areas of parkland as well as some steeper slopes to negotiate.

Some notable overall results from our members were:

Women’s Premier, Lagan Valley orienteers, 2nd, just losing out to the winners by 4 seconds.

Handicap 6, Airenteers, 1st.

Handicap 12, Lagan Valley Orienteers, 3rd.

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Photograph source: Irish Orienteering Championships (IOC) 2022.

Credit:  Harry Bell of the IOC

 

Irish and British Championship double weekend next year!

Well done to all those who competed and enjoyed some great running along with the hospitality of Kerry Orienteers and Cork Orienteering Club.

Next year the Irish Championships will be held over this early May Bank Holiday weekend in the Dublin area. The following weekend a short trip north will bring you to Armagh and the Mournes where Northern Ireland Orienteering Association will be hosting the British Sprint and Middle-Distance Championships. For those who are planning on coming over and staying for both weekends, Lagan Valley Orienteers plan to organise mid-week activities to keep you ticking over. This double weekend of competition is definitely one to consider putting in the diary now.

Success in Ireland
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