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woa :: welsh champs

The Welsh Orienteering Championships took place this weekend. The two day event was being hosted this year by ERYRI. day 1 saw the short open visiting Glan Faenol near Bangor with the results using the same handicap system as last time round with times adjusted according to a mysterious 'BOF s...

soa :: APO job vacancy

The Scottish Orienteering Association are now looking for a new Assistant Professional Officer to take over from the departing Stewart Caithness...me! As the outgoing APO i can really recommend this job to anyone who is passionate about this sport and who would have interest in any aspect of it i...

race :: jok chasing sprint

It was the Midlands based foreigners, Swede Linus Kaisajuntti and Estonian Liis Johanson, who flew away with JOK's flying pig trophies as they both won convincingly at today's chasing sprint, held at Banstead Common in Surrey. The terrain was mixed with brambly woodland, brackeny semi open land ...

race :: Varsity Match 2007

The weekend just gone saw the Annual Oxford Cambridge Varsity Match. In its 36th year, the competition was hosted by capable DRONGO members Mark Collis and Blanka Sengerova in Wharncliffe Woods just to the north west of Sheffield. Cambridge decided to play a bit more fairly this year and actual...

ar :: hebden bridge open-5

Arriving at Hebden Bridge Race HQ the heavens opened with rain and hail – the day was going to be interesting for the first Mountain Hardwear Open5 and UK Adventure Race of 2007. Local course designers Jonathan Emberton and Phil Scarf had excelled themselves - the Team CompassPoint racers had pla...

race :: waggoners wells

Guildford Orienteers yesterday hosted the OO Trophy Regional Event at Waggoners Wells in Hampshire. Over 650 competitors took part and were blessed by blue skies and sunshine as they took on terrain comprising heathland and a mixture of deciduous and coniferous forest. Route choice was the main...

hmm :: highlander mountain mar

The Highlander Mountain Marathon 31st March /1st April 2007 The Highlander Mountain Marathon is a new event for people with a sense of adventure. It will follow a traditional mountain marathon format over two days, with teams of two navigating over mountainous terrain and carrying all t...

shi :: relay - scots dominant

Senior Home Internationals 2006 – Sheffield, England Senior runners from across the British Isles gathered in Sheffield this weekend to contest the Senior Home Internationals. England were the favourites as usual, but their team was depleted by the numerous Sheffield based runners who felt una...

race :: cambridge sprint-o

On a clear, sunny, and surprisingly mild November morning, 65 students from 9 universities congregated on a small field in High Lodge Warren (part of the Thetford Forest). Organiser Jon Nelson managed to get everyone to the start with uncharacteristically few hold-ups (this is a student event!), ...

race :: Tim Watkins Blodslitet

This morning saw the second incarnation of the South Ribble event "The Tim Watkins British Blodslitet." Inspired by the Scandinavian event held by Fredrikstad Ski Klubb, the Blodslitet is an ultra long distance mass start race with butterfly loops to split up the packs of people chasing. Today'...

vhi :: england win

England have won this years Veteran Home International by beating Scotland 284 - 244 over the two day event. Wales put in some very strong individual performances and were very close to the Scots overnight but in the end they finished third, on 220. Ireland fielded a full team, and scored 142. ...

woc :: test race embargoes

WOC next year will take place in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev but for the first time this century the selection races will be held in this country, ending the trend of the squad management seeking out relevant, neutral terrain abroad, in favour of accessible races at home. The races will also...

race :: oxford city race

The Oxford City Race was very nearly the race not meant to be. Three years since its initial (slightly drunken) conception by myself and Ian Webb, the eventual planner, the race was finally staged on Saturday 4th November. 300 orienteers came from all corners of the country to race in the twist...

bof :: new senior squad

The British Orienteering Senior Squad for 2007 is as follows: Women: Lizzie Adams Aislinn Austin Helen Bridle* Becky Carlyle Rachael Elder Jenny Johnson Mhairi Mackenzie* Alison O’Neil Helen Palmer Sarah Rollins* Jo Stevenson Claire Ward Pippa Whitehouse* Helen Winskill* Men: ...

csc :: final results

Yesterday saw the CompassSport Cup and Trophy finals take place round Greenham Common, hosted by BAOC. In the large clubs Trophy competition Octavian Droobers faced tight competition from South Yorkshire and Bristol OK, but class wins from Iain Enbrey (M20-/blue), Jess Halliday (W20-/green) an...

csc :: provisional results

Octavian Droobers saw off rivals South Yorkshire and Bristol to win the CompassSport Fup final today, whilst SARUM pipped Forth Valley for the small clubs Trophy. CompassSport Cup 1 OD 2157 2 SYO 2057 3 BOK 2038 4 AIRE 1903 5 NOC 1840 6 WCH 1812 7 SLOW 1774 8 SO 1724 9 MDOC 1...

ar :: london city chase

On Saturday 16th September 2006, London saw the arrival of the City Chase series - billed as "The World's Largest Adventure Series". Thanks to Nopesport's recent Graffiti Competition, we (Paul Nixon & Pete Huzan) had won a complimentary free entry to the race - not a bad prize considering the ent...

jhi :: england hold off scots

England were triumphant in this weekends Junior Home Internationals after Saturday's individual gave them a lead that proved insurmountable in Sunday's relays. However they didn't have it all their own way in the relays, which took place in conditions which could charitably be described as dam...

jhi :: england lead overnight

On a sun blessed moor high above Stirling, Britains top juniors donned their national kit to fight it out in the first of this years Home Internationals. Looking at the overnight scores it seems all has gone as usual, with England leading Scotland with Wales just ahead of Ireland. However that...

mmm :: tns take on the mournes

Team Nopesport continued their mission of showing that orienteers can hold their own in all disciplines this weekend. This time the team headed to N. Ireland to compete in the Mourne Mountain Marathon. Two teams travelled, an all girls team of Aislinn Austin and Rachel Majumdar who competed in th...

wc ::world cup final team news

Next month sees the last ever round of the 'traditional' World Cup, in Clemont-Ferrand, France. But we can reveal that GB favourite Jamie Stevenson will not be there. Jamie has decided not to participate as he is not focussed on the races, having just bought a house in Denmark, and does not ...

soa :: 11 person relay*

EUOC have returned after the summer and taken another title. This time it was the 11 person relay title which was being held in Achlean in Speyside. The relay is all about getting the tactics right, new EUOC captain Ross Sanderson had that task and he got it right as Oleg Cheplin was left on last...

pt :: day one results

Day one of the Purple Thistle in South Glen Affric was tough with very few runners getting close to 10min/km. Conditions were near ideal with only a few, admittedly heavy, showers catching the later starters. Even the midges were reasonably scarce. The Mighty Thistle 12.7km was won by Mark Ni...

ar :: manchester rat race

The Rat Race Urban Adventure Series of 2006 came to a close in Manchester this past weekend. Just when racers thought things couldn’t get any more bonkers and bizarre, some cult checkpoints were thrown into the race by the planning team of Gary Tompsett, John Houlihan and Craig Zielinski which wi...

ar :: nopesport rat race debut

This year has seen a progression in Nopesport's ambitions with it managing to field two teams for last weekend’s rat race. The teams consisted of the following athletes. Team Nopesport.com 1 Susan Sloan Alastair Brunton Andy Simpson Team Nopesport.com 2 Rachael Majumdar Stewart Cai...

gbr :: team GBR woc selections

BOF and Derek Allison, the chair of the selectors, have anounced the Great Britain team for the 2006 World Orienteering Championships which are to be held in Århus, Denmark, in the first week of August. Team Helen Bridle Rachael Elder Alison O'Neil Sarah Rollins Jenny Whitehead Pippa W...

fantasy football :: overall

Rather late results from the Nopesport Fantasy Football League. Hopefully this link will remain active. Congratulations (again) to Pete Huzan who appears to have a rather good knack of doing well in fantasy leagues (perhaps we could get him to shed some light on his tactics to see if anyone can c...

fantasy uk cup :: final places

With the last of this year's UK Cup races taking place at the weekend, Pete Huzan remained as champion of the Fantasy UK Cup competition. His managerial skills are second to none having won this competition last year, and also winning the 'O' Fantasy Football league this year as well. The win...

ukrl :: harvester trophy

The final event of this year’s UK Relay League was the Harvester Trophy, organised by Roxburgh Reivers, one of Britain’s smallest clubs. The setting was Teviothead, most of which is on land owned by the Tullie family, also members of RR. There was always going to be a new champion in both Men’s...

gbr :: new squad selections

To help in their preparations for the World Orienteering Championships in Denmark this year, Jamie Stevenson and Sarah Rollins have both been pre-selected for the GB team. Also, 2 new additions have beeen made to the GB Squad – congratulations to Rob Baker and Jo Stevenson, just reward for som...

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