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event :: norwegian champs

While September in Britain is a time for getting back to school and negotiating brambles and left-over bracken, in Scandinavia its time for top orienteers to put the big relays of the spring behind them and focus on individual goals in their national Championships. First up is the Norwegian Ch...

mtbo :: team news

Hi Murray Brief news from my "source in the team"! In leg order. Men A Andy Simpson, Liam Corner, Andy Conn Men B Killian Lomas, Phil Winskill, Rick Featherston Women Karen Heppenstall, Janine Hensman, Helen Winskill, Steve Heading is not fit to ride, still can hardly eat or drink, wh...

mtbo :: long qualifiers

MTBO World Champs Long Qualifier Results It was a more eventful day for the GB Team at the Long qualifier than my initial reports gave credit for! Officially all 3 women qualified with relative ease with 60 out of the 62 through to the final. It was a completely different race however for the...

mtbo :: long tough middle

Conned for the Winskill family Double! Helen and Phil Winskill nearly became the darlings of British MTBO as Helen claimed 20th in the Middle race at the World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships in Slovakia. Team comic Andy Conn with 26th his best WOC result, narrowly prevented the Winsk...

mtbo :: world champs warm up

The 3rd World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships take place this week in Banska Bystrica in Eastern Slovakia. GB has sent one of its strongest teams ever to this years competition. Mens Team - Andy Conn, Andy Simpson, Liam Corner, Steve Heading, Phil Winskill, Killian Lomas, Res: Rick F...

iof :: JWOC & WMOC

The IOF has appointed Sweden as the organiser of the 2008 Junior World Championships. JWOC will be held in Gothenburg on the South West coast, host of the 2004 O-ringen. Portugal has been anounced as the organiser of the 2008 World Masters Championships, the event will be hosted in the Marinha...

woc :: relay - no suprises

No suprises today in the women's relay. Swizterland take gold, Norway silver and Sweden bronze. Norway and Sweden managed to run off the front of the pack on first leg, gaining over a 3 minute lead. On second leg the relay took shape with Sweden in the lead, then Norway, Finland and Switzerland, ...

woc :: Stevenson out of relay

Jamie Stevenson, who injured his knee whilst running the Long race final, has dropped out of Great Britain's relay team. The reserve Oli Johnson is now in the team, running middle leg, with Jon Duncan now the anchor man. This is the first WOC relay for both Oli and Matt, however both have show...

woc :: long - niggli & khramov

Simone Niggli is another step closer to bagging herself a full set of gold medals after comfortably winning the World Championship long race by 2 minutes. Heli Jukkola from Finland took the silver medal with a very clean run, simply unable to match the speed of Niggli. Vroni Kö Salmi finished wit...

woc :: middle - simone & tero

Two years ago Simone Luder made orienteering history by winning all four WOC Gold medals in one week. In Japan today she came one step closer to replicating this feat with and amazing run to claim Gold in the middle distance. She towed her clubmate Jenny Johannsson of Sweden to a silver medal w...

woc :: sprint - bronze for gbr

Team GBR can celebrate it's first WOC medal since 2003 today with Heather Monro taking 3rd place in an exciting sprint final. Five out of six Brits qualified again today with only Helen Bridle missing out. Then just four hours later they were back out for the final to challenge for medals. ...

woc :: long qualifiers

Another day, another set of qualifiers, this time in the long distance event. With a lot of competitors choosing the long discipline over the middle this year due to the timetabling of races it was the first chance to see how some of the big guns will handle the Japanese climate and terrain. J...

woc :: middle qualifiers

You can only lose a race in the qualifiers, so it's safe steady running to get through. GBR will have four runners in this weeks final after Mhairi, Helen W, Oli and Ewan all cruised into the top 15 of their heats. Graham Gristwood mispunched, so his WOC is over on the first day, and Helen Brid...

woc :: WOC Starts Tomorrow!!!

The 22nd World Orienteering Championships begins at midnight tonight (GMT) in Aichi, Japan, with the middle distance qualifications. The WOC 2005 Online website has just gone up, and tomorrow's start lists are now available. N.B. Japan is +9hrs from GMT. Running for Great Britain in the mi...

wmoc final :: silver for Joyce

photo - A happy Vince Joyce and his silver medal by David May On Saturday the final of the World Masters Orienteering Championships were held on Wildland in Edmonton, Canada. There were celebrations in the Great Britain camp as Vince Joyce of Southdowns Orienteers won silver in the M50 class. ...

wmoc :: qualification two

Thursday saw the second and final qualification race for this year’s World Master’s competition. Jason Inman carried on his good form to finish seventh overall on the qualification to qualify for the A final. There were no surprises that Janne Salmi won the M35 qualifiers despite some errors in t...

wmoc :: qualification one

Tuesday saw the 1st qualifying race at the World Masters Championships in Edmonton, Canada. The model event suggested thick and marshy terrain, with quite a lot of tricky vague small hills, and so it proved to be. The various shades of green meant picking up the small vague features and staying...

wmoc :: world masters begins

The world masters begins this week in Canada attached to the World Masters Games. A number of Great Britain orienteers have made the trip over to enjoy the North American terrain with a first visit for Jason Inman and Chris Poole (coaches of the British Junior Squad). The schedule for the w...

event :: world games

27-year-old Swiss Simone Niggli-Luder won the women’s gold medal in orienteering at the 2005 World Games in Bottrop on Saturday in 36min44sec. 26 seconds back, Germany’s Karin Schmalfeld was runner-up in 37min10sec. “The course demanded high concentration at the right time and a high pace”, the w...

event :: Takas and Kapa

Go orienteering in Lithuania it's the best in the world is the tagline of one of Britain's most (in)famous orienteers. This year like many before it Lithuania offered the world's orienteers the Takas 5 day in 2005 based on the Curonian Spit, the location of the World Masters in 2001. Lithuani...

event :: Swiss Five Day

As the countdown to Japan continues many of the world's best orienteers are competing in a number of multi days in relevant terrain. A number of medal prospects in August descended on Tenero in Switzerland to compete in the Swiss Five Day which was attached as spectator races to this years JWO...

event :: Italian Five Days

As part of the build up to the World Championships a number of British Orienteers attended the Italian Five days in the Valle de Non area of Italy. Heather Munro showed good form ahead of the trip to Japan winning the overall women's elite title coming first in four out of the five days beatin...

event :: oringen day 5

AS the final British runners are still out in the forest the winners of the 2005 O Ringen are basking in their successes after a challenging last day of competition. Today´s forest was a surprisingly mixed batch, with typical small complex hills separated by marshes and very tricky flat areas a...

event :: oringen day 4

The final straight day of competing in O Ringen 2005 was held at Ljuset vid Väern, an area of somewhat spilt personalities across the road from the previous day´s Swiss style terrain. The majority of the area was rather flat undulating woodland, covered in typical Swedish style vegetation of sho...

event :: oringen day 3

Day 3 of the 2005 O Ringen saw some great results from the Brits as the area took a turn away from your average Swedish style terrain to a cross between Japan style WOC terrain and a bit of a scrappy day on Cannock Chase. Again route choice decisions were paramount, with legs involving large amo...

event :: oringen day 2

A foggy start announced the arrival of Stage 2 of the O-ringen 2005. The assembly field was the same as the first day, leaving many Brits in nervous anticipation of more undergrowth and fiendish route choices. However, the race today was a middle distance race and focussed much more on the type ...

event :: oringen day 1

Sunday July 17th saw the opening stage of the 2005 O-Ringen based in Skillingaryd deep in central Sweden. Around 140 Brits have made the trip out to the worldŽs largest orienteering event to take on the biggest orienteering challenge open to all orienteers. Sunday saw a day with fortunes as mixe...

event :: Srlandsgaloppen

The Sorlandsgallopen was held in and around Stavern and Larvik in Southern Vestfold, Norway last week. This event has all the hall marks of a Mini-O-Ringen with camp site and entertainment but the scoring systems is more like the Scottish 6 Days with the best 4 out of 6 days to count and a ma...

event :: Bulgaria Cup

The biggest Bulgarian O-event was held on 1st-3rd July at the seaside of The Black sea. Primorsko, the nice sea resort, was the meeting place of the best Bulgarian orienteers, both young and masters. The event centre was the International Youth Centre, and in the competition were registered more ...

woc :: team gbr announced

The team which will represent Great Britain in August's Japanese World Championships has been revealed today. In an interesting selection Matt Speake has been selected for the relay team, allowing Oli to focus on the individual races, while for the second year in a row there is a junior in the...

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