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1969 - 2019: Orienteering Clubs Celebrating 50 years!

Mon, 2019-01-28 00:00
British Orienteering Federation, Orienteering Association and Club Growth in 1969 - Summary

1969 Developments and Club 50th Anniversaries!

Mon, 2019-01-28 00:00
Former British Orienteering Federation Chairman Clive Allen has spent time delving into the archives and files held at the University of Sheffield.

What’s it really like to run in a forest?

Sun, 2019-01-27 00:00
Forestry Commission England has launched a unique 10k running series through the forests of England.

#LiveMoreYHA issue 11 - publishes 'How to get into Orienteering' article

Sun, 2019-01-27 00:00
YHA's magazine #LiveMoreYHA (, is a quarterly publication that is distributed in all Youth Hostels across the UK as well as being online and emailed to around 300,000 people.  

NEW CARTOONS: Learn the basics of orienteering

Sat, 2019-01-26 00:00
Three parts of a new orienteering cartoon have been published on the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) Youtube Account.

January Talent Squad Weekend - Part 2

Fri, 2019-01-25 00:00
On Sunday last weekend the talent squad athletes continued their preparation for 2019 with two detailed sprint exercises. They travelled to the University of Surrey, one of the more complex and technical university sites.  

Mud, sweat and trees!

Fri, 2019-01-25 00:00
A unique 10k running series through the forests of England.  As part of their centenary celebrations, Forestry Commission England has launched the ‘Forestry 100 Running series’ across the nation’s forests.

Big Weekend 2019

Fri, 2019-01-25 00:00
Come and join Edinburgh University Orienteering Club on 25th-27th January 2019 for a Big Weekend of Orienteering in the capital of Scotland and the host city for the World Orienteering Championships 2022.

National Coaching Conference welcomed 75 coaches!

Thu, 2019-01-24 00:00
"Really informative."  "Thoroughly enjoyable."   "Lots I can use in my coaching."

Entries Open for Junior Selection Races, March-April 2019

Thu, 2019-01-24 00:00
Entries are now open for all the junior selection races for 2018. The results of these races, along with other criteria, will inform selection into the Talent Squad, invites to summer training camps and teams for the international junior competitions.

The 2019 UK Orienteering League Schedule is now published

Wed, 2019-01-23 00:00
The 2019 UK Orienteering League Schedule of events is now published on the UKOL page on the British Orienteering website and starts with the first two events of the taking place on 23 and 24 February 2019.

UK Orienteering League 2018 Results – Top 10 Orienteering Clubs

Wed, 2019-01-23 00:00
The top 10 Orienteering Clubs at the end of the 2018 UK Orienteering League are: Rank

Julie Cleary (LOK) successfully finishes Orienteering Control Challenge!

Tue, 2019-01-22 00:00
Julie Cleary (LOK) finished her Orienteering Control Challenge in aid of the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia on the 18th November.

UK Orienteering League 2018 Results – Individual Results are in!

Mon, 2019-01-21 00:00
The Individual (Men and Women) Winners of Each Age Class are: M/W Men Club Points  Women Club Points 16

Club Matters release great club resources!

Sun, 2019-01-20 00:00
Over the past few months, Club Matters have released some great videos and podcasts on a range of topics such as:

January Talent Squad Weekend

Sun, 2019-01-20 00:00
This weekend members of the GB Talent Squad continue their preparation for the 2019 season by attending the squad camp in the Surrey Hills.  On Friday evening 19 athletes met up at the Juniper Hill centre, in the shadows of Box Hill, to build on the base from previous camps and their winter training...

Woodland Trust Article

Thu, 2019-01-17 00:00
Thank you to both Andrew Evans, Dartford Orienteering Klub (DFOK) and Allison Page, DFOK Club Coach who both met with a feature writer and photographer from the Woodland Trust Head Office in Grantham. The reporter has written up the article about her experience of orienteering.

Rules Update

Thu, 2019-01-17 00:00
The Rules of Orienteering and Competition Rules C - Sprint, F - JK Sprint, L - YBT and S – Ranking have been updated effective 1st January 2019 and should be applied as soon as reasonably practicable.

Why not try your hand at orienteering with Forestry Commission England?

Wed, 2019-01-16 00:00
Why not try your hand at orienteering with Forestry Commission England in the nation’s forests this winter to test your navigation skills around the woods. The aim is for everyone is to move between control points marked on an orienteering map. If you are a little more competitive the challenge is t...

An Introduction to Orienteering presented by Graham Gristwood

Tue, 2019-01-15 00:00
South London Orienteering Club (SLOW) has produced a video to help inform and guide beginners on what to expect at their first orienteering race. The film, which covers the orienteering map, courses, controls, equipment and what to wear, will be released at 5 pm on South London Orienteers' YouTu...