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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)



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. 

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 Especially the LIVE Web-tv stream, which will be available with English commentary for all three competitions.

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

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 LIVE Page is available here.


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.

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
Share  Tweet Wednesday 11th May 2022

World Orienteering Day has started today and runs throughout this week!

Wednesday 11 May - Tuesday 17 May 2022

Today is the start of World Orienteering Day, which will see orienteering events taking place worldwide, including here in the UK across a whole week!

In the UK, orienteering events are taking place throughout today and this week. 

The events are being held various locations such as in cities, parks, forests, and school playgrounds, and people of all ages and fitness abilities are welcome to take part. 

Local orienteering clubs across the country are encouraging newcomers to “have a go!” and try the sport of orienteering. Maybe you have already tried orienteering during your school years, or maybe you have never heard of orienteering and don't know much about the sport.  Contacting your local club is a great way to find out more about getting started. To find out more and to contact your nearest local orienteering club click on the link here and select the region in which you live for a full list of clubs in your area.  

This list shows all the planned World Orienteering Day club activities and events taking place across the UK.

Other orienteering activities, such as Permanent and Virtual (Smart phone /GPS) Coursescan be found here:

There are also events listed on the world map - click on the UK and find more events near you here. See where the events are taking place across the world.

For more information and free resources visit the World Orienteering Day website:

Don't forget to share your photos!

We would love to hear of your orienteering experiences during World Orienteering Week 2022. 
Throughout the week it would be great if you could help us to generate some momentum via social media using #WorldOrienteeringDay and mentioning British Orienteering or @GBROrienteering and post your photos and tell us how you are enjoying taking part.