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The JK 2018 has arrived!

Fri, 2018-03-30 00:00
The West Midlands Orienteering Association is looking forward to welcoming competitors from across the UK and around the world to the 51st Jan Kjellström International Festival of Orienteering today. 

British Orienteering and RAF100 Celebrations – the RAF Baton comes to JK

Thu, 2018-03-29 00:00
During the Jan Kjellstrom Festival of Orienteering that takes place across the Easter Weekend, the Royal Air Force will be celebrating their 100 year anniversary. One of these celebrations will be to launch an ambitious 100-day Baton Relay that will see currently serving personnel, cadets, veterans ...

Midlands Championships Weekend 2018

Thu, 2018-03-29 00:00
Hosted by Leicestershire Orienteering Club 

Come and meet the new Chief Executive at the JK

Wed, 2018-03-28 00:00
The new Chief Executive will attend the first two days of the JK and if you want to meet and share your views on the future of the sport he can be found in the following areas:

Did you know that there are permanent orienteering courses across the UK?

Wed, 2018-03-28 00:00
Permanent Orienteering Courses are a great way to get outside and go orienteering at a time and place that suits you.  Courses offer a huge range of variety, from urban courses in city centres to rural routes through beautiful scenery. They are on your doorstep or further afield helping you to disco...

British Orienteering AGM 2018 Proxy Voting – only 1 day left to vote!

Tue, 2018-03-27 00:00
The agenda for the AGM and related information, including arrangements for proxy voting, has now been published on the AGM page. All members should have received the AGM booklet either by email or post. 

Epic Weekend of Running, Cycling and Orienteering in the Forest of Dean

Tue, 2018-03-27 00:00
This year, the Mike Nelson BOK Trot in the Forest of Dean has been incorporated into the massive OMM Festival 2018.

Stuck for something to do in the Easter Holidays?

Mon, 2018-03-26 00:00
More and more people are discovering that orienteering is a fun and challenging activity that gets them exploring the great outdoors. They are gaining new skills in finding their way in unknown terrain and crossing rough and sometimes hilly ground. You are always discovering somewhere new! It's ...

British Orienteering Coaching Conference 2019

Mon, 2018-03-26 00:00
Please find this advance notice of dates and venue for the British Orienteering Coaching Conference 2019. 

Spring into action...and try orienteering

Sat, 2018-03-24 00:00
The clocks change this weekend which means time springs forward by one hour (BST).  

Growing participation in orienteering in England

Thu, 2018-03-22 00:00
Sport England has today published the latest data from the Active Lives Survey, a comprehensive snapshot of the nation’s sport and physical activity habits, based on a sample of almost 200,000 respondents.

Sports Governing Bodies Launch New Scheme to Beat Older Adult Inactivity and Loneliness with Fun and Games

Thu, 2018-03-22 00:00
Older adult wellbeing expert Oomph! partners with professional bodies for volleyball, weightlifting, orienteering and boccia to bring healthy competition to over 55s

Deaf Olympics – British Orienteering

Wed, 2018-03-21 00:00
British Orienteering are working with UK Deaf Sport to understand the demand for and potential of a Great Britain orienteering team entering the Deaflympics in 2021.

Interland 2018

Fri, 2018-03-16 00:00
In the 2018 Interland match, England were narrowly beaten by the Belgian (Flanders) team. This year hosted by Nederlandse Oriënteringsloop Bond (NOLB) on 11 March in the woods and dunes of Herperduin, near Oss in North Brabant (Netherlands), Interland takes place annually between England, two Belgia...

Have Your Say - Use Your Vote!

Thu, 2018-03-15 00:00
The agenda for the AGM and related information, including arrangements for proxy voting, has now been published on the AGM page. All members should have received the AGM booklet either by email or post. 

Compass Sport Cup Heats

Thu, 2018-03-15 00:00
The majority of the CompassSport Cup Regional Heats took place this past Sunday on a mainly bright and breezy day. The sole exception being the South West heat which has been postponed. Across the events, there were almost 2,500 people competing this weekend.

Association Club Employer Liability Insurance – includes work by Volunteers

Thu, 2018-03-15 00:00
It is important to be aware that your Association or Club should carry the same duty of care towards a volunteer as it would towards an employee.

Peak Raid 3

Mon, 2018-03-12 00:00
The ‘Peak Raid 3’ series of events have been held each autumn/winter for the past 4 years and over that time they have grown in popularity. The events follow a simple format of a 3-hour score format with 15 controls totalling 500 points, which has enabled all abilities to enjoy the challenge of test...

Tribute to Sir Roger Bannister

Tue, 2018-03-06 00:00
Sir Roger Bannister, who died on Saturday at the age of 88, has been described as "one of the greatest inspirational figures in the history of British sport".