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The tick season is underway!

Love spending time outdoors? Activities like camping, hiking, golfing, and gardening? You could be at risk of contracting Lyme disease.

Lyme disease is a serious illness which can be spread to humans from the bite of an infected tick. Each year, more cases of Lyme disease are being diagnosed in the United Kingdom, as infected ticks are known to exist in many regions across the country.

What are ticks?
Ticks are small spider-like animals, which are almost invisible to the bare eye. Because of this, the ticks become even more dangerous: most of the time you discover a tick after it has bitten the skin and has sucked itself with blood. That is why it is important to check yourself after you have been in grass, bushes, or heath.

Want to find out more?
As seen on NopeSport here is the same link for you to find out more - click here.

The tick season is now here!
Tweet Friday 20th April 2018

Orienteers start to plan their route to the Northern Championships Weekend

Northern Championships Weekend - this weekend!
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April 2018

Saturday 21 April 2018:
Northern Championships Weekend Urban (UKOL)

Urban Event Thirsk Town Race
Hosted by Humberside and Lincolnshire Orienteers.

Final details for the urban event at Thirsk on Saturday 21 April 2018 are available here.

Controller: Rob Bailey (CLOK)
Planner: Neil Harvatt (HALO)
Organiser: Ken Hutson (HALO)


Sunday 22 April 2018:
Northern Championships event (UKOL)
Long distance race at Wass, Thirsk.

Hosted by Eborienteers. 
The start times for the Northern Championships event at Wass on Sunday 22nd April are now available here.
The final details for the event can be viewed and downloaded here.
Results will be posted on the Eborienteers website here.

Organiser: Mike Ridealgh (assisted by John Smales) (EBOR)
Planner: Jeff Harris (EBOR)
Controllers: Ray Barnes (NOC) assisted by Duncan Archer (CLOK)


Organiser Mike Ridealgh for the Northern Championships event (UKOL) Long distance race at Wass, said:

"Wass is a fairly steep sided set of valleys, with some very runnable sections in places. 

From the point of view of the organising team, Wass presented us with interesting challenges, which we believe we have successfully overcome. We are looking forward to welcoming competitors on Sunday and hope that everyone has an enjoyable and successful day."

British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to wish all members attending the Northern Championships this weekend a great two days of orienteering in the beauty of Yorkshire. Thank you to all volunteers from EBOR, HALO and supporting clubs who have given their time in preparing for these events.  Fingers crossed for kind weather!


These two races form part of the UK Orienteering League.

Tweet Friday 20th April 2018

British Orienteering launches new Youth Strategy

British Orienteering today publishes "Every Junior Matters", a strategy to attract and retain more young people in orienteering.


You can read the short and full versions of the strategy below:


Every Junior Matters