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After two tough days of orienteering, the result of the relays were quite likely to be a war of attrition over the course of the weekend rather than on the day itself, and so it proved with easy victories as Interlopers retained the men's title and Edinburgh University took the women's honours.
As expected Craig a'Barns on day 2 of the Jan Kjellström International Festival of Orienteering proved to be an even tougher test to competitors than day 1, with some long times across the board and only two men breaking the 90 minute barrier on the elite course.
For the first time in almost 15 years, Dunalastair played host to orienteering with the first full day of competition at the JK as two of the world's best, Scott Fraser and Linnea Gustafsson, showed their prowess through the tough Scottish forest and moorland.
JK 2012 in Scotland kicked off with a highly exciting sprint yesterday, with Livingston proving to be a fast and furious setting for orienteering races in which the leaders were separated by seconds, Sarah Rollins winning her third straight JK sprint title with Murray Strain pipping Scott Fraser by a second for a local win.
Think you know the Craig a Barns (JK Day 3) map well enough? Ever wanted an edge over your JK rivals? Well now you can. By, perfectly legally, constructing the full map piece by piece you will no doubt get to know this iconic picture of Scottish Orienteering as well as its' many mappers.
This weekend Edinburgh emerged victorious once again at the British University Championships with some tight battles and tough orienteering, but many fine performances were overshadowed by a controversial protest and disqualification in the relay.
This weekend at opposite ends of the country, the first trophies of the UK orienteering season were dished out, to the British Night Champions in the New Forest and the Scottish Night Champions in Deeside.
The Orienteering Foundation is the charitable foundation for Orienteering. Peter Christopher has upadeted us on their activities.
British Internationals Scott Fraser and Claire Ward comfortably won at the Edinburgh City Race as the Big Weekend once again played host to the opening round of the Nopesport and Scottish Urban Orienteering Leagues.
The Scottish Orienteering Association is seeking to appoint a highly motivated person as a Regional Development Officer who is able to work both independently and in collaboration with clubs in the Grampian region.
A couple of weeks ago the Penrith Urban Race rounded off the 2011 Nopesport Urban Orienteering League, which started in Edinburgh and visited Glasgow, Filey, Nottingham, Lossiemouth, Guildford, Sheffield, Lincoln, Cambridge, Skipton, Chester en-route to deciding the overall standings in the Penrith Finale.
NGOC is again offering the orienteering board game "Forest Challenge" for sale. All profits will be donated to the Woodland Trust. Last year profits were used to help flood victims in Pakistan.
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Over 1100 competitors from across the UK and Europe descended on London and the Barbican this weekend for the fourth running on the London City Race, the UK's largest urban orienteering race.
Doug Tullie and Tessa Hill were crowned the King and Queen of the Forest last weekend as Wharncliffe Woods, near Sheffield, hosted over 1000 competitors at the British Orienteering Championships.
Interlopers with Ant Squire, Oleg Chepelin and Murray Strain emerged victorious in an exciting tussle for the JK Trophy today back at Tyrella, while Becky Hoare, Julia Blomquist and Sarah Rollins of the British Army similarly stormed clear on the final leg.
Hector Haines won an exciting JK Classic at Sieve Croob and with it the overall title as he destroyed the field with a two minute victory over Matt Crane. In the women's race Claire Ward was victorious after a poor middle distance, while Tessa Hill took the overall JK title with a strong second place on the day.
The dunes of Tyrella provided the venue for another exciting day of racing for day two of the JK yesterday, and in the elite classes provided another clear win for Matt Crane, while Sarah Rollins won once again by a narrow margin of three seconds from Hollie Orr.
The 2011 JK started in exciting fashion today with a sprint at Stranmills College in Belfast, with Sarah Rollins and Pippa Archer sharing the spoils with joint 1st place, while in the men's race Matt Crane was a convincing winner ahead of Murray Strain and John Rocke.
Tonight Bruce Duncan and Ant Emmet will set off on a triathlon of epic proportions, taking in three of the biggest endurance challenges in the UK. They'll be running the Bob Graham round, cycling from John O'Groats to Lands End on a tandem, then paddling the 125 mile Devizes to Westminster kayak race, all in aid of Cancer Research UK.
We take a look at some of the top orienteering events taking place around the UK from April through to July, taking a look at events including the JK, British and Scottish Championships, WOC selection races and Harvester Relays, as well as some of the Nopesport Urban League races.
Scottish Orienteering once again appeared on BBC Scotland's Adventure Show last night, and you can watch their preview of our 2015 World Orienteering Championships bid online for the next 6 days.
A secret elite reporter starts their season taking in all the thrills and spills of the British Night Championships last weekend.
With the UK Cup season starting up this weekend, along with various upcoming regional and national championships, we look ahead to some of the big events taking place in the first quarter of 2011.
The 2011 UK Cup series starts this weekend with the British Night Orienteering Championships, and now stretches through the major spring races into autumn taking in the Scottish 6 Days and London City Race before a mass start final in October.
The new Mountain Bike Orienteering series for the south of England got into gear this weekend with a visit to Hurn Forest in Dorset, where Mark Stodgell and Emily Benham were victors in a closely fought middle distance race.
Tessa Hill (HOC) and Jonathan Crickmore (SO) were the Open winners of this year's Brighton City Race which took place on Wednesday evening 15 December 2010. The Vet classes were won by Christine Robinson (SLOW) and Kenny Leitch (SO). Organiser Rob Lines gives us an overview of the organisation behind it, and their success in getting a large number of newcomers along.
Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans, along with co-presenter Jonny Saunders and the legendary "Challenge Anneka" Rice, went orienteering this week at Battersea Park in London as part of his regular sporting challenge slot.
A petition is underway in a bid to stop the Government selling off areas of Britain's nationally owned forest.
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