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Tweet Tuesday 27th June 2017

Meet the Sprint Relay Team and read the GBR athlete profiles

World Orienteering Championships 2017

Tartu - Estonia

Friday 30 June 2017 – Friday 7 July 2017

The Mixed Sprint Relay takes place on Sunday 2 July 2017. 

The Sprint Relay terrain in Viljandi has two distinctive areas.  Firstly the Castle Hills - a park area with steep slopes, long valleys, a forested area and old castle ruins.  The other part of the map is the picturesque old town with many streets.

The World Orienteering Sprint Relay is scheduled to take place from 16:55 - 18:15 this Sunday (2 July).

Our Great Britain elite athletes are busy getting ready to travel to the World Orienteering Championships!

We wish them all well with their final preparations.

Mixed Sprint Relay

Women  

Cat Taylor

Tessa Strain

Current IOF World Ranking Details: 
47 (Forest) 50 (Sprint)

Best Results: 
2014 3rd Long EOC
2013 10th Long WOC 

Catherine Taylor Profile

Current IOF World Ranking Details:
34 (Sprint) 99 (Forest)

Best Results:
5th WOC Sprint 2013,
4th World Cup Final 2011 

Tessa Strain Profile

Men  

Kristian Jones

Ralph Street

Current IOF World Ranking Details:
13 (Sprint) 230 (Forest)

Best Results:
2012 4th Sprint Euromeeting,
2010 GOLD Sprint JEC,
2010 SILVER Sprint JWOC,
2008 GOLD Sprint EYOC

Kristian Jones Profile

Current IOF World Ranking Details:
25th (Sprint) 47th Forest

Best Results: 
2015 & 2016 4th World Championships Relay

 

Ralph Street Profile

Reserves Mixed Sprint Relay:

Peter Hodkinson
Peter Hodkinson Profile

Megan Carter-Davies
Megan Carter-Davies Profile

Get set for a week full of world class orienteering!

Keep up-to-date with any changes to the race timings during the Championships here.

You can enjoy the excitement of the LIVE action from the Sprint Relay this Sunday here.

British Orienteering wishes the Mixed Sprint Relay GB team all the very best with their final training preparations prior to their race on Sunday 2nd July.

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Tweet Tuesday 27th June 2017

World Orienteering Championships 2017

Tartu - Estonia

Friday 30 June 2017 – Friday 7 July 2017

The countdown is now on with just days to go before the 2017 World Orienteering Championships starts in Estonia on Friday with the Sprint Qualification.

50 nations from all over the world are set to participate in Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships in Tartu, Estonia.  All continents are represented and there are some exciting orienteering countries in the list: Brazil and Chile from South America, Egypt from Africa, Hong Kong and China from Asia and Moldova and Serbia from Europe.

Our Great Britain elite athletes are busy getting ready to travel to the World Orienteering Championships! 

We wish them all the very best with their final preparations.

The World Orienteering Championships starts with the first race of the Sprint Qualification at 13:00 – 15:00 this Friday (30 June) in Estonia.

The Sprint Qualification and Final will be held in the centre of the University town Tartu. The terrain is a mix of old town and modern parts of the town with mostly paved ground and a hilly park with soft ground and numerous paths.

Those athletes successfully qualifying in the Sprint Qualification will go on to compete in the Sprint Final which will take place on Saturday 1 July 2017 in the University Town Tartu.

The Women’s Sprint Final is scheduled to take place from 14:30 – 15:45

The Men’s Sprint Final is scheduled to take place from 15:45 – 17:00.

 

Meet the Great Britain Team who will be competing in the Individual Sprint race at the 2017 World Orienteering Championships on Friday this week.

Individual Sprint

Men

Women

Kristian Jones

Current IOF World Ranking Details:
13 (Sprint) 230 (Forest)

Best Results:
2012 4th Sprint Euromeeting,
2010 GOLD Sprint JEC,
2010 SILVER Sprint JWOC,
2008 GOLD Sprint EYOC

Kristian Jones Profile

Megan Carter-Davies

Coach:
Mark Saunders

Current IOF World Ranking Details:
52 (Sprint) 82 (Forest)

Megan Carter-Davies Profile

Peter Hodkinson

Alice Leake

Current IOF World Ranking Details:
33 (Sprint) 89 (Forest)

Best Results:
2016 GOLD World Universities
Mixed Sprint Relay

Peter Hodkinson Profile

Current IOF World Ranking Details:
41 (Sprint) 220 (Forest)

Alice Leake Profile

Chris Smithard

Jo Shepherd

Coach:
Graham Gristwood

Current IOF World Ranking Details:
49 (Sprint) 157 (Forest)

Best Results:
World Cup 2013 - Norway Sprint - 4th,
British Sprint Champion 2012

Chris Smithard Profile

Coach:
Eva Jurenikova

Current IOF World Ranking Details:
59 (Forest) 85 (Sprint)

Best Results:
JK overall 2016 1st
World Cup Poland 2016 Middle 26th
European Champs Czech 2016 Middle 29th
European Champs Czech 2016 Long 30th

Jo Shepherd Profile

Reserves individual:

Jonathan Crickmore

Jonathan Crickmore Profile

Get set for a week full of world class orienteering!

The official Opening Ceremony for the World Championships is being held in the Tartu Town Hall Square from 18:30 – 19:15 after the Sprint Qualification races have taken place.

The World Orienteering Championships week starts on June 30, 2017, with the Sprint Qualification and concludes on July 7 with the Relay. The week includes five medal races: Sprint, Sprint Relay, Long Distance, Middle Distance and the traditional Relay.

Keep up-to-date with any changes to the race timings during the World Championships here.

You can enjoy the excitement of the LIVE action from the Sprint Qualification and Final Sprint races this Friday and Saturday here.

British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to wish the Sprint GB athletes all the very best with their training preparations prior to the race on Friday.

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Tweet Monday 26th June 2017

British Orienteering Independent Director Vacancy

 

We are a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation, within the region of 10,800 individual members. We are striving to build on our past success by expanding our participation base into new markets as well as developing our athletes to compete at the highest level in international competitions.

In 2016 we finalised a new strategic plan for the development of Orienteering up to 2025.

To ensure that the strategic leadership of British Orienteering is equipped to meet the new challenges the composition of the Board was, in 2014 changed to be composed of six member-elected directors and three non-executive Independent Directors plus the Chief Executive Officer. We are now seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to fill one Independent Director vacancy. This is a fantastic opportunity to help shape the implementation of the strategy for the development of orienteering in the UK at a key time in the history of the sport.

We are looking for experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Marketing, particularly digital and/or social media
  • Public and media relations
  • Fundraising and sponsorship
  • Commercial income generation
  • Disability sport
  • Safeguarding of vulnerable individuals

No prior experience of orienteering is required, although knowledge or experience of the sports or outdoor activity sectors would be an advantage.

We currently hold four full-day face-to-face Board meetings per year at the British Orienteering national office in Matlock, Derbyshire. Occasionally, where required, Board teleconferences take place in between these meetings. The Independent Director roles are voluntary and unpaid, although all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be refunded.

The appointee will serve an initial term of office of two years until Easter 2019. The appointment is potentially renewable for two further periods each of three years.

British Orienteering is an equal opportunities employer, and applications are welcome from all suitably qualified individuals. We are particularly interested in achieving gender parity and greater diversity generally on our Board. We, therefore, welcome applications from individuals who can help us achieve this.

As these appointments are for Independent Directors, candidates must not have been employed by British Orienteering, been Directors of British Orienteering, or have been involved in any national-level committee or group of British Orienteering in the ten years prior to their application.

Individuals wishing to discuss the roles further prior to application can contact the current Chair of British Orienteering, Judith Holt at chair@britishorienteering.org.uk.

To obtain an application pack, please contact info@britishorienteering.org.uk. Applications must be returned to info@britishorienteering.org.uk before Monday 24th July 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interviews, which will take place as soon as possible after the closing date.

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