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2019 National Coaching Conference - have you booked your place yet?

Tue, 2018-10-30 00:00
The 2019 national coaching conference is on the horizon and we caught up with Hilary Palmer to find out what’s in store and if you’ve not booked on yet, why you should.

Have your say and advocate for Orienteering to be reintroduced

Mon, 2018-10-29 00:00
Review of GCSE, AS and A-level physical education activity list

Entries open for Community Sport and Recreation Awards

Sun, 2018-10-28 00:00
Entries are now open for the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards. They are free and easy to enter and have been championing grassroots work on a national scale for over twenty years.

Xplorer set for a frighteningly good time during Halloween again this year!

Sat, 2018-10-27 00:00
Initially supported by Sport England and now working with a wide range of partners to keep the project sustainable, British Orienteering looks forward to special themed Xplorer events taking place again this Halloween.

Exercise inequalities leave millions of women inactive

Fri, 2018-10-26 00:00
 This Girl Can returns with new inspirational Fit Got Real message to reach women of all backgrounds and ethnicities who feel left behind by traditional exercise

The November Classic Weekend - 3rd 4th November 2018

Thu, 2018-10-25 00:00
Southampton Orienteering Club (SOC) and British Army Orienteering Club (BAOC) present The November Classic Weekend on 3rd and 4th November 2018.

You can shape the future of our training webinars

Thu, 2018-10-25 00:00
British Orienteering’s pilot of three live online training sessions concluded last week and now is the opportunity to send in your thoughts and help shape the future programme. By letting us know the topics you’d want to be delivered, when you’d want to see them and how’s the best way to find out ab...

South Yorkshire Orienteers and Interlopers take Compass Sport Cup Trophy 2018

Mon, 2018-10-22 00:00
Twenty-six clubs made the journey to Cannock Chase in Staffordshire for the final of the Compass Sport Cup and Trophy. The sun shone, club flags fluttered, and orienteers ran their hearts out for their clubs in this annual team competition for large and small clubs.

Community Sport and Recreation Awards

Wed, 2018-10-17 00:00
For the last Twenty years, the sport and recreation alliance have been celebrating the grassroots sports and recreation through their Community Sport and Recreation awards.

Sport and Community Awards

Tue, 2018-10-16 00:00
Community Sport & Recreation Awards Announced

Final live training announced - Developing your club

Thu, 2018-10-11 00:00
The final live online training will be taking place next Thursday 18th October at 7 pm and look at the subject of Developing your club.

Recruitment for Chair of British Orienteering

Wed, 2018-10-10 00:00
British Orienteering Chair An exciting opportunity exists to become Chair of British Orienteering, the national governing body for orienteering in the UK, and to succeed the current Chair, Judith Holt who is standing down to at the Annual General Meeting in April 2019. Judith is handing on the role...

JEC2018 Controversy Threatens To Over Shadow Some Fine GB Performances

Mon, 2018-10-08 00:00
Today's final race of the JEC 2018 programme was one filled with controversy and, unfortunately, was not the finale the race organisers nor the competitors would have wanted.

Much Tougher Day for British Team In The Forest at JEC2018

Sun, 2018-10-07 00:00
As expected, a much tougher day for Team GB in the forest middle race today, with many of the athletes struggling to get to grips with the challenges of a green, heavily contoured forest, where the runnability was greatly reduced by both the rock coverage and the seasonal vegetation.

Only Forest Race at World Cup 4

Sun, 2018-10-07 00:00
The sole forest race of the World Cup Final Round happened today in the famous bohemian paradise terrain near Turnov. With 4.3km/3.7km courses holding a large amount of climb for the men and women respectfully and winning times of 35mins, it was clear that the terrain would hold something special. S...

Reports from the Knockout Sprint and Mixed Sprint Relay at World Cup 4

Sun, 2018-10-07 00:00
The World Cup Final in the Czech Republic kicked off with the new ‘knock out sprint’ format on Thursday. This discipline will be part of the World Championships from 2020 and for a lot of athletes, this was their first opportunity to try it out.

2019 Selection Criteria and Races Announced

Sat, 2018-10-06 00:00
British Orienteering is pleased to announce the selection criteria and races for the 2019 international season. 

Junior European Cup Opens With Exciting Mixed Sprint Relay

Sat, 2018-10-06 00:00
The first race of the 2018 JEC programme saw 14 GB athletes across four teams take to the streets of the Swiss village of Villars-Sur-Ollon, in a fast and frantic head-to-head format, the first of its kind at junior international level.

The UK Orienteering League continues in Liverpool this weekend

Fri, 2018-10-05 00:00
UK Orienteering League continues in Liverpool this weekend