All events registered with British Orienteering are governed by a set of Rules, supplemented by Appendices.
Additionally there are a number of competitions, each regulated by a separate Competition Rule, which give competitors and event official’s information about what to expect from that Competition.
British Orienteering Rules including the Appendices
Guide to Rules Changes for 2015 & 2016 by Helen Errington
|A: British Long Distance Orienteering Championships|
|B: British Middle Distance Orienteering Championships|
|C: British Sprint Distance Orienteering Championships|
|D: British Relay Orienteering Championships|
|E: British Night Orienteering Championships|
|F: Jan Kjellström Sprint|
G: Jan Kjellström Individual Cross Country
|H: Jan Kjellström Relays|
|I: Area Championships|
|J: UK Orienteering League||1.5|
|K: Harvester Relays|
|L: Yvette Baker Trophy|
|M: Peter Palmer Junior Team Relay|
|N: Badge Scheme||2.3|
|O: Junior Inter-Regional Championships|
|P: British Schools Score Championships|
|Q: British Schools Orienteering Championships|
RJ: Junior Home Internationals
|S: Ranking Scheme||2.5|
- Safety Guidelines
- 2004 IOF Control Descriptions
- British Orienteering Equipment List
- Results submission-file specification
- POC Registration Form
- Registering Participants for External Activities/Events
As a competitor, if you feel that the Rules are not being followed there is a procedure to follow.
Any complaint should initially be discussed with the Event Organiser, using the standard Complaints/Protests form. When approaching the Organiser or any other event official you should bear in mind that they are volunteers who have given their valuable time to lay on the event, often under circumstances which are not ideal.
If the complaint is not resolved satisfactorily then a protest can be lodged with the Controller who will, if necessary, convene a Jury.