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The World Games moves on to the Middle Distance tomorrow

Tue, 2017-07-25 00:00
Tomorrow (Thursday 26th) the action moves to forest terrain for the Middle Distance competition, with the women’s race starting at 9.30. Follow it all on

Seventh Place for Ralph Street at the World Games

Tue, 2017-07-25 00:00
Day 1 of the World Games in Wroclaw, Poland and Ralph Street was top Brit taking seventh place in the sprint race. It was incredibly close for the placings around Ralph with 0.4 separating 5th to 8th. Ralph was incredibly delighted finishing in his highest position ever in a senior international spr...

The World Games 2017

Tue, 2017-07-25 00:00
The World Games, the highest profile event for sports not in the Olympic Games, are now under way in Wroclaw, Poland.

Mike Hamilton to Retire

Fri, 2017-07-21 00:00
Mike Hamilton, Chief Executive, is to retire from British Orienteering after 11 years.

British Mixed Sprint Relay Championships

Fri, 2017-07-21 00:00
40 mixed teams enjoyed a glorious day at the second staging of the British Mixed Sprint Relays by Deeside Orienteering Club in the landscaped campus of Edge Hill University near Ormskirk.

World TrailO Championships – TrailO Relay and PreO Day 2

Mon, 2017-07-17 00:00
TrailO Relay, The Capitals Golf Club, Pipiriškes There was controversy from the outset at the Relay day on Friday when athletes arriving in time for a 9.00 a.m. start to the competition had to wait for the best part of two hours before the competition to get under way, because the golf course owner...

A Tough Day for Team GB in the JWOC Relay

Sat, 2017-07-15 00:00
The last race of JWOC 2017 was the relay. This combined the physical and technical terrain, seen in the previous forest races, with fast running and closely gaffled controls. As is the nature of international relays, it is very hard to stay in contact with the front of the race and not make errors. 

Record Breaking Day For British Team at the Junior World Orienteering Championships Long Race

Fri, 2017-07-14 00:00
Today the GB JWOC squad ran the long distance race in Särkänpera, Finland, with courses of over 10.7km for the men and 7.6km for the women. There were, once again, many strong performances from our team, with records being set along the way.

British Team announced for Euromeeting 2017

Fri, 2017-07-14 00:00
We are pleased to announce the selection for Euromeeting 2017 on 1st-3rd September 2017.

World Trail Orienteering Championships - PreO Round 1

Fri, 2017-07-14 00:00
The first PreO round was held yesterday, Thursday, in the grounds of the Open-air Museum of Lithuania at Rumsiskes near Kaunas. It was a very picturesque venue, but unfortunately, the competitors had to endure almost continuous torrential rain throughout the morning, which made conditions very diffi...

Sasha Chepelin On The Podium At JWOC!

Wed, 2017-07-12 00:00
In the men's sprint today, Sasha Chepelin ran a great race, from a late start, to finish in 5th, 17 seconds behind the eventual winner, Olli Ojanaho (Finland) and just 7 seconds behind bronze placed, Joey Hadorn (Switzerland).

World Trail Orienteering Championships 2017 - TempO

Wed, 2017-07-12 00:00
The 2017 World Trail Orienteering Championships got under way yesterday with the TempO competition, held in the grounds of Harmony Park, Vaizgaikiemis, a scenic country park and large equestrian centre near the WTOC event base in the spa town of Birstonas, south of Lithuania’s second city, Kaunas.

Sasha 7th At JWOC As British Juniors Have A Strong Day In The Finnish Forest

Tue, 2017-07-11 00:00
The middle distance final today saw another fiercely fought race in another physically and technically demanding area in the Finnish forest of Viitapohja. Five British runners ran the A race, with Fiona Bunn, unfortunately, choosing to not compete, due to illness.

A Mixed Day for GB at the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) In Finland

Mon, 2017-07-10 00:00
Two British runners went in each of three heats in the Men's and Women's qualification races, with the top 20 in each heat making it through to the A-Final tomorrow. The terrain in Viitapojah was technically and physically tough, with the early legs especially providing a real challenge to t...

2017 Junior World Orienteering Championships Start Tomorrow

Sun, 2017-07-09 00:00
The 2017 Junior World Orienteering Championships commence tomorrow in Finland with the middle qualifier at Viitapohja. Team Great Britain are primed and ready to take on the challenges which will confront them in this technical Scandinavian forest, close to the city of Tampere.

WOC 2017 Closes With The Forest Relay

Fri, 2017-07-07 00:00
The World Championships in Estonia came to an end with the Forest Relay, held in Vitipalu on the same area as the Middle distance yesterday. As with the Middle, runners were faced with rough conditions underfoot, low visibility through the thick forest and intricate contour detail to contend with, a...

British Orienteering are Recruiting!

Fri, 2017-07-07 00:00
England Development Officer

Tough and Technical WOC Middle Rewards Straight Lines and Intense Focus

Thu, 2017-07-06 00:00
Today's Middle Distance race at WOC 2017 took place in Vitipalu. The courses featured tough forested terrain with complex contour detail and varied runnability, but much less marsh than the Long race.

Athlete's reactions to their Long results at the World Championships

Thu, 2017-07-06 00:00
After all six runners recorded their best ever World Orienteering Championships Long results on Tuesday, we caught up with two of the athletes to find out what they thought of the experience.

Six GB athletes competing at world class level in the Middle distance today!

Thu, 2017-07-06 00:00
Middle Distance terrain offers very detailed contours with many depressions and ridges between them. Runnability and visibility vary from very good to poor and there are almost no open areas on the terrain and only a handful of marshes. Tartu Ski Marathon track is passing through the area and there ...