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event :: york city sprint race

The annual York City Sprint race proved to be yet another success. Racing around the busy streets of York on Bank Holiday Monday may sound like a crazy idea, but it is one which works well, and also showcases the sport to the general public exceedingly well thanks to the dedication of EBOR membe...

event :: scottish champs relay

The Men’s Premier relay saw Edinburgh University in dominant form as they fielded 2 very strong teams to claim 1st AND 2nd place, with SYO in 3rd. This may be the first time ever that a club has claimed the top 2 places in a major relay (can anyone confirm this?) The winning team of Dan Hallida...

event :: scottish champs ind

The Scottish Individual Champs were held at Glen Dye, the venue of the last day at last year’s successful Scottish 6-Day near Banchory. This year’s Scottish Champions are: M10 Alexander Chepelin GRAMP M12 Craig Thomson FVO M14 Jack Barrett FVO M16 Matthew Halliday OD M18 Douglas Tullie ...

event :: comrades marathon

Read our interview with Alastair Doyle about his upcoming second visit to South Africa for the Comrades marathon by clicking here. Be sure to help support their good cause! Best of luck to Alastair and Jeremy from all at Team Nopesport.

ukcup :: rowney warren wre

WAOC’s UK Cup and World Ranking Event produced different winners from the previous day’s British Sprint Championships, with Neil Northrop continuing his fine run of form to take victory by just 11 seconds from Graham Gristwood. This is Neil’s 4th win in the UK Cup series, where he has finished a...

event :: Sprint Champs

Sarah Rollins and Graham Gristwood were crowned British Sprint Champions today at Campbell Park, Milton Keynes. Both athletes had recovered well from the exertions of the European Champs to win in emphatic style – GG winning by 38 seconds, whilst Sarah took victory by 51 seconds. Runner-up in...

ar :: lakes open adventure

Orienteers, in particular those from Team Compasspoint, led the way at yesterday's Open 5 Adventure race in the Lake District. The event, the 3rd in this years series, was based in Broughton in Furness and promised a warren of paths and bridleways for competitors to navigate on both bike and foo...

The CV of an Orienteering Nut

We like orienteering, we like being out in the forest & chasing flags, we like the feeling you get when you spike controls and the social scene surrounding the sport. We go to events and partake in our beloved sport on many occasions but we was astonished to here that someone from the UK had mana...

event :: 0007 weekend

Triple O Severn The latest round of the UK Cup and UK Relay League was held around the Wiltshire/Somerset border over the bank holiday weekend. Overall turnout was a bit disappointing, with many top Elites running in the Tio-Mila in Sweden, and a large number of competitors choosing only to ru...

soa :: land access agreement

Yesterdays ESOC event at Dalmeny House near Edinburgh marked not only the East of Scotland Club Championships but also the launch of a formal sample access agreement between the Scottish Orienteering Association (SOA) and the Scottish Rural Properties & Business Association (SRPBA). This impor...

ioc :: pinker double champion

Despite being ill for most of the winter, CorkO & FVO's Marcus Pinker took both the irish middle distance and Long distance titles this weekend. The irish orienteering championships was held in Carlingford Mountain, an open morrland area with very complex rock detail. The middle distance was h...

beoc :: middle

Preliminary results: 1st Neil Northrop 33.30ish 2nd Duncan Archer 34.14 3rd Tim Tett 36.20 4th Rhodri Buffet 36.21 5th Rob Baker 36.22 More info when we get it, thanks to Distracted for these.

jok :: results

The re-scheduled JOK Chasing sprint was held on Saturday in Bishops Wood. Slightly different weather was endured for the races than was had on the original date and made for more pleasant racing! Aislinn Austin took the womens race which was not decided until the 2nd last control where the le...

eoc :: interview - rob baker

After the JK weekend, the British Team to go to Estonia for the European Championships was announced. There were many familiar names on the team sheet but one name cropped up that may have been a surprise to a few – SYO’s Rob Baker. So we thought we would catch up with the new GB team member to c...

eoc :: gbr selections

David Brickhill-Jones has withdrawn from the team due to injury. The following athletes are selected for the forthcoming events in Estonia, relay team in brackets: Men: Rob Baker (2), Matt Crane (1), Jon Duncan (1), Graham Gristwood (2), Oli Johnson (2) and Jamie Stevenson (1). Women: He...

jk :: sprint

The biggest event of the UK calender kicked off this year with a new race. The 1st JK sprint race was held alongside the traditional training day on Good Friday. A sunny Temple Newsam Estate was the venue for this invite only race which was planned to be a spectacle for all to watch. The start an...

jk :: open relays

It was a Sheffield double in the premier classes at todays JK relays, while a serious injury to a World Cup team member marred a good day's racing. South Yorkshire edged out Cleveland in the Women's shield, with Jenny Whitehead opening a 3 minute lead over Pippa Whitehouse after the leading pa...

jk :: provisional elite result

Early indications are that Graham Gristwood (Octavian Droobers) and Heather Monro (South London) are this years JK Elite champions, while the junior titles go to Oleg Chepelin (Edinburgh Uni) and Mali Fjogstad Nielsen (Kongsberg, Norway). Graham extended his slender day 1 victory to beat local...

csc :: heats completed

The heats for the Compass Sport Cup Final took place at numerous venues across the country at the weekend, and those clubs qualifying for the final are: CompassSport Cup Airienteers, Bristol, Manchester and District, Nottingham, Octavian Droobers, South London, South Yorkshire, Southampton, S...

jk :: photo project

Photojournalist focusses on JK Award winning photojournalist Mike Pinches will be at this year's JK to shoot portraits of competitors in a specially constructed outdoor studio on Ilkey Moor. His team will be inviting the muddiest and most exhausted athletes to be photographed for a proje...

event :: gb squad time trial

Jamie took a second race win of the weekend by winning the time trail that took place on monday morning. The time trail was a staight race on a marked route with staggered starts. the course had two loops, a fairly flat 1km A loop and a 1km B loop made up of short steep hills. It was 5km for th...

boc :: Relays

It was back to same map used for the british Individual championships the previous day but this time to settle the Relay titles. Looking at the teams lining up for the open titles, it promised to be one of the most exciting relays the british championships had seen in many a year. In a Nopespo...

boc :: Stevenson & Monro win

Jamie Stevenson and Heather Monro took the British Individual titles in Midhurst at the weekend. Despite claiming she wasn't training so much and just doing it for fun, Heather managed to win by over 3 minutes from SYO's Jenny Whitehead. ShUOC's Rachel Elder took 3rd place and settled the top ...

boc :: some last minute info

There have been some access restrictions come to light in the last few days which affect the longer courses on Saturday. Visit the BOC website for more info and to check if your course is one of the affected ones.

boc :: nopesport run in comp

Inspired by the nopesport Junior Run-in competition. At BOC, to add extra competition, nopesport will be sponsoring a M45+ and W45+ run-in competition. An overall fastest run in prize will be up for grabs for every mere human (non-elite) orienteer. Grand prizes on offer to the winners...... ...

event :: deeside night cup

The Long Dark Nights Up North Over the past few months, a group of dedicated athletes have been battling every weather condition imaginable, and some superbly planned courses through some of the best terrain the UK has to offer, to try and win the coveted title of ‘Deeside Night Cup Champion 2...

training :: No Holds Barred

With 2006’s best weekend of orienteering cancelled a frenzy of activity north of the border saw the swift planning at secret venues of a replacement for the JOK chasing sprint. The competition - No Holds Barred – (sanctioned by Jesus Orienteering Klub as the official alternative to the JOK c...

busa :: edinburgh win overall

When the cold light of day woke people after Saturday nights ceilidh-dancing, beer-racing, superhero outfitted revellry it had an interesting tinge to it: white. The overnight snow which saw 3000 clubbers trapped in Glasgow and caused mayhem on Scotlands road network meant a delayed start whil...

busa :: Strain & Elder win

The big rivals in BUSA took one victory each. EUOC's Murray Strain grabbed a superb victory over the in form Sheffield duo of Oli Johnson and Matt Crane. Murray has been prducing some impressive performances on the Fell racing and cross country circuits but today was the test to see if he cou...

Fantasy :: UK Cup for 2006

Fantasy UK Cup for 2006 Support the British Squad by taking part in the Fantasy UK Cup. The British Orienteering Squad support fund offers small grants to athletes with World Class potential who come up with their own plan for self-organised training camps. This fund has in the past helped you...

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