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ukrl::jk relay review

JK Relay What a great finale to a fine weekend’s orienteering! The best day in terms of weather with the sun shining throughout, though with the assembly field under the trees this wasn’t always obvious to competitors and spectators alike. Having the assembly area in the woods meant that spo...

ukrl::preview

The first of this year’s UK Relay League is the JK, being held at Hopwas Woods. The terrain is fast and undulating, but there are some tricky areas where accurate navigation is required. Following this is the British Championships, down in deepest Cornwall at the fantastic Penhale Sands. Here mis...

6day::recycling all the way

Scottish 6-Day Event 2005 – Royal Deeside Recycling A comprehensive recycling service will be provided at the event campsite and at all six events. We are grateful to Aberdeenshire Council for their cooperation in providing this service. We look to all orienteers to make appropriate use o...

news::sad day for sroc

From SROC website: SROC is sad to announce the death of Tim Watkins. He died in a car accident on Friday morning. Tim was a leading light in South Ribble and British orienteering and he will be sadly missed by a great number of people. Our thoughts are now with Frances and their families. Fune...

event::yhoa championships

This weekend saw the YHOA Championships take place at Brimham Rocks. Entries on junior and senior courses were down due to the UK Cup and FCC races in the South, but with the sun shining down entry on the day was overwhelmed, so much so that a number of people had to copy courses from master map...

ukcup :: new UK Cup website

Today sees the launch of a new website, aiming to provide an accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive set of details of the UKCup orienteering series. Ultimately it is hoped to be able to have all details from all ukcup series since 1997, together with runner profiles and other details, but for the...

ukcup+fcc:: Bloom Wood

High speed and high excitement as the first round of the UK Cup and the third round of the FCC headed south to Bloom Wood. Despite many of the top orienteers missing in most classes, the standard was high with some excellent performances. Bloom Wood is, mainly, a very runable beech woodland, wit...

fcc::jok chasing sprint

The JOK chasing sprint headed north this year, the venue - Touch Estate, Stirling. An ideal area for this event with its varying terrain and intricate sections. The morning kicked off with prologue, 3.9km for the mens open and 2.9km for the women. The mens results had a very young look to it ...

csc::wmoa

CompassSport Cup - West Midlands Round In a hotly contested battle between three of the strongest clubs in Britain it was Octavian Droobers who came out in front of Walton Chasers and Harlequins to win the WMOA round. A fierce battle was fought on the mens brown course. Matt Crane saw o...

csc::swoa

Last Sunday saw clubs around the country competing for the prestige of a spot in the Compass Sport Cup Final later this year. The SW was no exception, as Quantock Orienteers hosted a keenly contested round in the hills that are their namesake. For those of you from up north who've not been to...

csc::emoa

East Midlands CompassSport Cup and Trophy The East Midlands round of the CompassSport Cup was held on Belvois by LEI. Class wins for Peter Hodkinson, Michael Mapier, and Rose Hodkinson secured an overall win for Nottingham. Derwent Valley finished narrowly behind in second. In the Trophy HA...

csc:: SOA-Faskally

Compasssport Trophy, Scottish Round. The drama in the scottish round of the Compasssport Trophy continued long into Sunday night as the results were checked and double checked. A poor turnout from the 'North' clubs meant that the competition was dominated by the big central belt clubs. Afte...

bof::anti-doping procedures

For all Elite class competitors In the new UK Sport Anti-Doping and Drugs test programme anyone running an "elite" class at any event in the UK or anywhere around the world is classed as "Level 3" and can be subject to an in competition drugs test. It is your responsibility to check that your...

soa::land access agreement

Good / important news - As you may be aware from the recent articles in Score, the current UK- wide BOF / Forestry Commission Agreement is being re-negotiated by Alex Ross at BOF Office and myself on behalf of the SOA. In parrallel with this the Scottish Parliament has been working on new l...

event::midland championships

This year’s Midlands Championhsip took place at NOC’s Regional event held at Blidworth. This year’s Midlands champions are: M10 Matthew Elkington OD M12 Ben Ross OD M14 Peter Hodkinson NOC M16 Edward Louth WAOC M18 Andrew Llewellyn NOC M20 Daniel Holmes NUOC M21 John Duckworth DVO M35 ...

event::halo regional

Less than 200 people braved the blizzards which swept across the north-east coast of Britian at HALO’s regional event at Broughton Woods just outside Scunthorpe. A good 3 inches of snow covered the entire forest, making the straight line routes slightly tougher, although it also meant that later...

event::british night champs

British Night Championships This year’s BNOC were held on an open moorland above Rochdale on a rather cold but very clear night. The lack of darkness early on meant that the starts were put back 15 minutes so that the early runners weren’t given an advantage by seeing where they were going by...

event::nioa score championship

Whilst Thierry Gueorgiou was winning in Spain and Matt Crane was moving up the world rankings in Portugal, the equally prestigious N. Ireland score championships was being held in Co Tyrone. The venue for the competition is Lough Bradan which is a new map to the N. Irish orienteering circuit maki...

event::esoc sprint-o

Sunday saw the ESOC Sprint O Held at Penicuik Estate, just south of Edinburgh. The area's main intricacies are getting up and down the steep slippery slopes without damaging yourself in the process and avoiding getting stuck in the middle of rhododendron bushes. On offer were 2 courses, the sho...

event::syo regional

SYO’s event at Bradfield Moor attracted a decent class on both long courses. Neil Northrop (SHUOC) showed his super-long runs over the winter are paying off by winning the M21L course by a minute and a half from Neil Conway. Hector Haines (AIRE) produced a storming run to finish in 6th plac...

event::clyde double

Last weekend saw the SUSF Sprint Championships & Nopesport Trophy (not to mention a South of Scotland O League Event) take place at a weekend of events organised by Clydeside Orienteers. Saturday saw the SUSF Sprints & Nopesport Sprint title decided at Auchengillan Scout Camp in a fast & furio...

nope::online club newsletters

The club newsletter is the mainstay of many British Orienteers. This publication, often appearing every two months, allows club members to be informed of an individual club's success (and failure with Harlequins' Cake of Morality!!). They also keep members abreast of club developments, news and r...

event::thetford thrash

A friend of mine says that orienteering in East Anglia is a different sport to that practiced elsewhere in the UK. A flat and a fast burn around the paths is the general perception of East Anglia and at Broomhill, day 2 of the Thetford Thrash, was no exception. The fastest routes, particularl...

event::epoc - ogden water

EPOC Regional Event – Ogden Water A bitterly cold day is the one thing which will stick in the mind. Sub-zero temperatures made even the hardened orienteer set off with windstopper or cagoule onto the top of the moors. The area is split into two, with vague peaty moorland which was very hard...

Interland England Senior Team

The selections (in the M/W 20 - 35 (senior) classes) for Interland are: M20 (2 places) Chris Mitchell Andrew Llewellyn R1 Will Spain R2 Ed Kelleher M21 (2 places) Ed Nash Nick Morgan R1 Nick Barrable R2 Matt Crane R3 Matt Speake R4 ...

CompassSport Cup Draw

The draw for the first round of the 2005 CompassSport Cup was made at the very end of 2004. The fixtures will take place on Sunday 27th February 2005. Fixtures are available here Last year, Aire won the Cup and FVO won the small clubs Trophy. The Final is being organised by SELOC near B...

2005 BOF AGM

The 2005 BOF AGM will take place on 27th March this year at the JK Event Centre. For more information see the notice which was sent out to BOF members with the Winter 2004 edition of Focus. Forms for the nomination of candidates for election can be also be downloaded. Source: BOF

New BOF membership proposals

BOF has announced new membership proposals in response to a BOF membership consultation September- December, 2004. At this point, nopesport has not had time to analyse the article, and therefore cannot comment on it. The full article appears here. This topic is currently under discussion in...

National Event 1*

It’s only January 2nd, but its already time for the first National Event of 2005. 6 years on and its back to Ash Ranges. The new year orienteers were treated with glorious sunshine, although, as its winter it was particularly cold early in the day, especially in the shade, although fortunately mo...

OK Nuts Trophy

The OK Nuts trophy is a race held in memory of British Champion Mike Wells Cole, who died tragically young in 1976. This years OK Nuts race followed the format of the last few years by being a mass start loop race. What was different from the last few years however, was the strength of the field...

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