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fukc :: Fantasy UK Cup Returns

Last year's UK Cup was a great, closely fought competition, but we at nopesport felt it was missing something for those armchair orienteering fans not involved in the forest. Thankfully we are pleased to announce that the Fantasy UK Cup is returning for 2008! Thanks to some great work by Ed Na...

JK :: Sprint and UK Cup

As reported on the JK2008 website, the size of the entry for the men's course means that it is being split into an "Elite" (M18/20/21E) and an "Open" course, with a selection for the Elite course. As different courses are being used for Elite and Open, only runners on the "Elite" course (co...

BOC 2008 :: Tornado

Jet setting takes on a new perspective for Britain's elite as they compete for the British Championship titles this year (2008). With the venue set for Culbin on the Moray coast in NE Scotland Britain's 2008 champions will be breaking new ground as they take over the all-but-actual controls of a...

orienteering hits the bbc

Orienteering scored a double whammy of publicity this weekend, featuring on both television and radio. Both portrayed the sport well, with an emphasis on the athleticism and challenge of navigation. On Saturday morning orienteering featured four times on BBC 1 Breakfast, as part of Mike Bushe...

nul :: Edinburgh City Race

The Nopesport Urban League kicked off in style in the pleasureable surrounding of Scotland's Captial city, Edinburgh. Edinburgh University hosted the event and it was fitting that one of its finest old boys, Mr Murray Strain, should take the honours. Murray (24) took just over 36 minutes for ...

csc :: CompassSport Cup

This past weekend saw the qualifying rounds for October's CompassSport Cup take place across the country (with the exception of Scotland where the qualifiers will be in March). There was some close scoring in some rounds as clubs had large numbers of runners out in force with some dominant perfor...

Happy New Year from Nopesport!

Happy New Year form Nopesport! A very Happy New Year from everyone at Nopesport. Hopefully the festive season treated you well and you are full of excitement for the upcoming Orienteering year. Nopesport is once again going to cover all the major thrills and spills of the orienteering season. ...

ukcc :: final - oxford

The Streets of Oxford play host to the final race of the UK Cities Cup this weekend. The Oxford Street Race, which did much to inspire the series formation, has a great reputation of top quality urban races with the university town lending itself to technical, fast-paced urban orienteering. T...

senior home internationals

England may have lost the rugby but they did regain the Senior Home International trophy from Scotland on a sunny weekend in South Wales which saw Ireland narrowly beat Wales for 3rd place overall. England dominated the Women's competition, with 1-2-3s in junior (Tessa Hill, Anne Edwards, Jess...

JHI review/ SHI preview

At the end of September the Ward Junior Home Internationals were held in Northern Ireland. The individual event on the mist covered slopes of the Mourne Mountains, saw all nations take individual wins: W14 Jenny Evans, England M14 Jack Barrett, Scotland W16 Jessica Orr, Scotland M16 Kris ...

ukcc :: race 5 report- warwick

Sunday 10 October saw the UK Cities Cup series hit historic Warwick for the penultimate race before the series draws to a close with the Oxford city race in just over a months time. Competitors faced a course of contrasts. From the opening and closing forays into pits, knolls and depressions, ...

JHI/ NIOC 2007 preview

Lagan Valley Orienteers host The Ward Junior Home International this weekend, the individual event being combined with Northern Ireland Orienteering Championships on a newly mapped part of the Mourne Mountains. The JHI Relays & NI Relay Championships will take place on Sunday at Hillborough Fort....

15th - 16th Results

5th-16th results round up The Attermire National event, part of a Dales Trophy double header, saw stand out performances from up and coming juniors such as Victoria Stevens (AIRE) who won W21L by 7 minutes from former international Kim Buckley (SYO) and Julia Blomquist (W16, BAOC) who took th...

ukcc :: race 4 report

Another round and yet another new set of winners in what was the 4th race of the series. Oli and Jenny Johnson take the victories as a strong contingent dominated this high quality event opened by the Lord Mayor of Lincoln. Find out the full details here

ukcc :: race 3 kingussie

At the half way stage of the 1st year of the UK Cities Cup Murray Strain and Helen Palmer lead the way but they did not have it all their on way in Kingussie. The full story, results and views are available here

ukcc :: race 2 report

The 2nd race of the series was held in the sunny west end of Glasgow last weekend. I new map was produced for the event which was exclusively set up for the series. A full report, photos, results and views can be found here Updated overall standings can be found here too - apologies for th...

ukcc :: 1st race results

An international crowd competed to kick off the 1st race of the UK Cities Cup 2007 in York. Mats haldin & Helen Brible took the wins. Find out how it all unfolded including full results & standings as well as Routegadget and photos at citiescup.nopesport.com

boc :: relay - Pwll Ddu

The relay day at the British Championships started with rain, and finished with some great head-to-head racing. The wind had risen overnight and there was a lot of people struggling with club tents, but that wasn’t to put a damper on events for the rest of the day. On the 2 premier classes it ...

boc :: individual - Pwll Ddu

The British Championships were held on the intricate hillside of Pwll Ddu in the Brecon Beacons, and the pre-race billing of a technical area certainly lived up to it’s British Championships status. The shorter individual races remained in the intricate mine workings of Pwll Ddu, whilst the lo...

sticker book frenzy!

Sticker books will be on sale at the weekend at the British Championships. Loads of you have already bought them, for only £3, and I’m glad you’re all enjoying yourselves! (Remember to bring it with you this weekend!) If you haven’t bought one yet, this is your chance! They’ll be on sale at the O...

:: bursary for coaches

The Nancy Ovens bursary offers up to £2500 for volunteer coaches to enchance or develop their skills. The bursary, sponsored by SkillsActive and awarded by the Nancy Ovens Trust, will be aimed at paid or voluntary coaches and leaders in the active leisure and learning sector. The bursary will ...

beoc :: correct junior winners

I am writing as organiser of the BEOC Middle Distance Championships at Mulgrave Woods on Sunday. It appears that, due to an unfortunate error in the application of Event Guideline H of the BOF Rules, the M20E and W20E medals and prizes were incorrectly awarded. I have been advised that t...

money for reports

Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons we are having problems coming up with reports this year so we are on the hunt for new reporters. If you are a budding reporter and want to improve your writing skills please get in touch. The reporting is mostly on a voluntary basis but we try to reward...

jk :: squad sticker book!

GB Squad Sticker Books For Sale Panini have been making £millions for years with their sticker books of World Wrestling stars and football heroes. But now there is a sticker collection with a difference - you have to go and find the superstars in question and ask them for a sticker. And who ar...

busa :: euoc reign supreme

Edinburgh University took home the BUSA title in what was an impressive weekend for what was an injury hit team. A good show of university teams turned out for BUSA which was being organised by Durham University this year but it was the big hitters of ShUOC and EUOC who battled it out for the tit...

sol 2 :: Archerfield

The 2nd sol of the year went ahead today in the sunny, albeit quite briske, Archerfield. The sand dune area is a popular venue for orienteerinf and is both technical and physical but very enjoyable. Interlopers' very own Dave Godfree took the spoils in the M21L, leading the way ahead of the yo...

ssoc :: Fraser & Carlyle win

The sun had it's hat on and was out to play for the scottish sprint championships held at Heriot Watt University yesterday with Scott Fraser and Becky Carlyle taking the spoi;s in the open race. The event used a different format from last year with a morning qualifier and final in the afterno...

event :: compass sport cup

Orienteers all over the country were running for their clubs in their respective Compass Sport Cup Heats this weekend, and most of the favouries got through to the final, but there will be a few clubs appearing in the final for the first time in quite a while: South West - Walcombe, BOK Cup ...

race :: SROC National

At long last SROC’s National event at Whitbarrow took place after a few year’s in the making. Thankfully the weather which made it impossible to hold the event last year held off and all competitors were able to enjoy the area at it’s best. The planning had courses going in different directio...

sol :: sol 1 Baluain & Banvie

Along side the fcc selection race, the first Scottish O League for 2007 was run. Neither of the 21L titles were taken by scots though. Duncan Archer, coach and designated driver for some of the juniors for the weekend, took the M21L win, completing the quite physical 10km course in 62mins. Murray...

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