Welcome to British Orienteering

Orienteering is an exciting and challenging outdoor sport that exercises both mind and body. The aim is to navigate between control points marked on an orienteering map; as a competitive sport the challenge is to complete the course in the quickest time choosing your own best route; as a recreational activity it does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run or walk making progress at your own pace on the courses planned to suit you.

Orienteering can take place anywhere from remote forest and countryside to urban areas, parks and school playgrounds. Orienteering is a fulfilling sport for runners and walkers of all ages who want to test themselves mentally as well as physically or who want to add variety to their leisure activities. Read More

 

Brian Porteous, HONORARY LIFE PRESIDENT of International Orienteering Federation

   

Photo (left to right): Brian Porteous, HONORARY LIFE PRESIDENT of International Orienteering Federation with Leho Haldna from Estonia.

Brian Porteous has been elected by the unanimous vote of the General Assembly as an Honorary Life President of the International Orienteering Federation. 

Brian Porteous, President of the International Orienteering Federation chaired his final General Assembly meeting on Friday 26 August 2016.  It was here that Brian Porteous was elected by the unanimous vote of the General Assembly as an Honorary Life President of the International Orienteering Federation.

Brian was delighted to be awarded the IOFS gold pin and then shocked and humbled to be elected by the unanimous vote of the General Assembly as an Honorary Life President of the International Orienteering Federation.

Brian Porteous, HONORARY LIFE PRESIDENT of International Orienteering Federation said:  “I was greatly honoured to receive the International Orienteering Federation Gold Pin in recognition of my efforts and absolutely flabbergasted when my successor Leho Haldna from Estonia went on to propose that I be elected as an Honorary International Orienteering Federation (IOF) President for Life. This was unanimously accepted by the General Assembly.”   

Brian continued:  “This is too an honour for British Orienteering as it recognises the support they have given to me and to other members of the International Orienteering Federation Commissions over the years.  I would like to give my sincere thanks for making it possible for me to contribute to the growth of our great sport around the world over these past 14 years.”

There are only two other existing Honorary Life Presidents of the International Orienteering Federation – Sue Harvey and Ake Jacobsen.  This is a singular and special honour. 

 

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13 best nations in World Orienteering Championships qualified for World Games 2017

The International World Games Association, IWGA, has allocated spaces for a total of 40 male and 40 female runners to the International Orienteering Federation (IOF). The thirteen best nations in the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2016, will have the right to enter up to 2 + 2 runners in the World Games in Wrocław, Poland 2017.

The International World Games Association (IWGA) has agreed to include three orienteering events in the programme of The World Games 2017 in Wrocław, Poland. There will be two individual events for men and women, a Sprint race and a Middle Distance race, as well as a Sprint Relay event.

The IWGA has allocated spaces for a total of 40 male and 40 female runners to the IOF. The host Federation (Poland) shall have the right to enter 2 + 2 runners and the same for the 13 best nations in WOC.

In addition, the 2016 World Champions in Sprint Distance, Middle Distance and Long Distance shall have a personal place in addition to their nation’s allocation. These runners are:
Women: Tove Alexandersson (SWE), Maja Alm (DEN)
Men: Matthias Kyburz (SUI), Olav Lundanes (NOR), Jerker Lysell (SWE)

The nations are ranked using results from two individual format finals (Sprint and Middle Distance) and one team event (Sprint Relay). As the affected WOC 2016 events have finished, we can now declare, that these 13 best nations (Poland excluded) are as follows: Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine.

The IOF is authorised to allocate the remaining places up to the total of 40 + 40 runners, with a maximum of 3 + 3 per country not counting the personal World Champion places. The IOF will allocate a place for a minimum of 1 man and 1 woman from each of the IOF regions (Africa, Asia, North America, Oceania, and South America) not having qualified a runner for the World Games and may allocate any remaining places at its discretion.

This extra allocation is expected to be made by 31 December 2016. The Member Federations affected will be contacted individually by the IOF Office.

You find the qualification results from WOC 2016 here.

The ranking shall be based on the total sum of points from the two individual finals and Sprint Relay event. In the individual events, 1 st place is awarded 100 points, 2nd is awarded 80 points, 3rd is awarded 60 points, 4th is awarded 50 points, 5th is awarded 45 points, 6th is awarded 40 points, 7th is awarded 37 points, 8th is awarded 35 points, 9th is awarded 33 points, 10th is awarded 31 points, 11th place 30 points and subsequent places are reduced by one. For each Federation, only their best two scores per event and class contribute to their ranking. For the Sprint Relay event, 1st place is awarded 200 points, 2nd is awarded 160 points, 3rd is awarded 120 points, 4th is awarded 100 points, 5th is awarded 90 points, 6th is awarded 80 points, 7th is awarded 74 points, 8th is awarded 70 points, 9th is awarded 66 points, 10th is awarded 62 points, 11th place 60 points and subsequent places reduced by two.

 

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Extraordinary General Meeting, Association and Club Conference New Venue

The EGM, and this year's Association and Club Conference will now take place at The Priory Rooms, Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF, in the Main Meeting House. The Priory Rooms is located in the centre of Birmingham approximately 0.6 miles from Birmingham New Street Station, 0.2 miles from Snow Hill Station and 0.3 miles from Moor Street Station.

Although the venue itself doesn't offer any parking, they do have discounted rates at the nearby Londonderry House NCP, the NCP provides secure parking and is only a short walk from the conference centre. More information on directions and transport can be found here.

The EGM will start at 11 o'clock on Saturday 29th October 2016 which will then be followed by the Association and Club Conference. The Conference will finish at 16:30 as the room is only available until 17:00. More information and the agendas, will be available shortly. 

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The first ever official World Trail Orienteering Championships, Relay

 


Photo: John Kewley (left) competing in the World Trail Orienteering Relay.  Credit:  Joaquim Margarido.

The first ever official World Trail Orienteering Championship Relay was held in the spectacular setting of the Tolvmanstegen windfarm on a sunny as well as a very windy day.

In the World Trail Orienteering Championships Relay, there are teams of three. This year there were 21 PreO control stations, with the first and second Leg runners having a free choice in visiting seven different stations, each followed by a TempO station of five problems. The last Leg runner then visited the seven remaining stations, after which there was a TempO station in view of the spectators which teams visited in the reverse order of their positions at that point.

The team time is calculated by adding together 60-second penalties for each wrong control in the PreO section, 30 seconds for each wrong TempO control, plus the total time the team took in answering at the TempO stations. The winner is the team with the lowest total time.

The Selectors had decided that the team representing Great Britain in the TrailO Relay Open class (in running order) was John Kewley, Tom Dobra and Nick Barrable.  The mass start was at 10.10 am. 


Photo: Nick Barrable competing in the World Trail Orienteering Relay.  Credit:  Joaquim Margarido.

In the Open class, there were first-time medallists with Slovakia taking gold with no mistakes at all in either format, and Portugal, with one mistake in the TempO, the silver. Finland finished in bronze position. The Great British team finished in a solid 8th place, having two wrong PreO and two wrong choices in the TempO section.

The World Trail Orienteering Championships Para Relay, in which GB were unable to field a team this year, was won by Sweden, followed by  Ukraine and Finland.
 

Results

Open class

  1. Slovakia (Marian Miklus, Dusan Furucz, Ján Furucz) 102 seconds
  2. Portugal (Edgar Domingues, Jorge Baltazar, João Pedro Valente) 193 sec
  3. Finland (Martti Inkinen, Pinja Mäkinen, Antti Rusanen) 213 sec
  4. Sweden (Marit Wiksell, Jens Andersson, Martin Fredholm) 221.5 sec
  5. Norway (Sigurd Dæhli, Lars Jakob Waaler, Martin Jullum) 245 sec
  6. Croatia (Zdenko Horjan, Tomislav Varnica, Ivo Tisljar) 280 sec

Paralympic class

  1. Sweden (Inga Gunnarsson, Ola Jansson, Michael Johansson) 334.5 seconds
  2. Ukraine (Iryna Kulikova, Yehor Surkov, Vladislav Vovk) 402 sec
  3. Finland (Kari Pinola, Tuomo Markelin, Pekka Seppa) 423 sec
  4. Russia (Dmitry Dokuchaev, Eduard Oginskii, Pavel Shmatov) 443.5 sec
  5. Czech Republic (Pavel Dudik, Bohuslav Hulka, Jana Kostová) 503.5 sec
  6. Latvia (Guntis Jakubovskis, Valdis Strods, Andrejs Sulcs) 554.5 sec

Full results are available here.

 

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World Trail Orienteering Championships, PreO Day 2 results

     
 

Photo:  (front left): GB John Kewley deep in concentration on Day 2 of the PreO.  Credit:   Joaquim Margarido


Competitors on Day 2 of the PreO had a long and tough course with 28 problems around the spectacular but exposed Tolvmanstegen windfarm. Although the weather began bright and sunny, later there was a brief but heavy thunderstorm which affected all but the earliest starters.  Later on mist and low cloud then made conditions difficult for the Public race.

As expected, there were many positional changes by the end of the competition. In the Open class the eventual winner was Martin Fredholm of Sweden, who had a perfect round of 28 points, finishing on 48 points. The next six competitors had 47 points with the overnight leader, Martin Jullum of Norway taking silver, and Janis Ruksans of Latvia taking bronze, based on accumulated time taken at the timed controls.

Nick Barrable was the best placed Brit in 25th place, with John Kewley 30th and Ian Ditchfield 46th.


Photo:  Nick Barrable competing.  Credit:  Joaquim Margarido

In the Paralympic competition Michael Johansson of Sweden, who had a perfect score of 28 points and a better score at the timed control, overtook overnight leader Pavel Shmatov of Russia. Both finished on a total of 46 points, with the legendary Ola Jansson of Sweden (who has won more World Trail Orienteering Championship medals than anyone else) finishing a point behind in bronze.

Photo:  Competitors on Day 2 in the PreO at the World Trail Orienteering Championships.  On the right:  GB Dick Keighley.
Credit:  Joaquim Margarido


GB Dick Keighley, who had a much better second round, overtook GB Peter Roberts to finish in 25th place, ahead of Peter in 28th.  Peter, who was greatly handicapped by having a puncture in a tyre of his electric wheelchair at control 3, did well to finish the course.

Overall Paralympic competition results.  

There were also some very good British results in the Public race, with highlights being Tom Fellbaum’s overall 12th place and Grace Malloy’s perfect score of 16 points in today’s race.

Overall Public race results.  

Great Britain Trail Orienteering Relay team announced:
The Selectors have decided that the team for the TrailO Relay in the Open class (in running order) is John Kewley, Tom Dobra and Nick Barrable, with the unlucky Ian Ditchfield missing out.


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Great Britain achieve 4th and 12th in the Relays on the final day of the World Orienteering Championships 2016

The World Orienteering Championships drew to a close yesterday with the forest Relays writes Liz Campbell

These are always exciting days and yesterday was no exception with GPS tracking on the big screen and a crowd of 8,000 spectators.

The Relay was held in the same arena as the Long distance and so it was straight forward to predict where the courses might go but, of course, impossible to guess how the race would pan out and where the forking would be.  The surprise on the first Leg of the men’s race was that both Sweden and France made big errors whilst in contrast Norway pulled out a big lead. 


Photo:  GB Kris Jones on the run through.  Credit:  Dave Rollins

Kris Jones (pictured) took the first Leg for Great Britain and, in his first ever World Orienteering Championships forest race, ran a controlled and stable race coming back in 3rd place just 1'44" off the lead.  Graham Gristwood was selected to run the second Leg but injured his ankle in the Middle distance and had to withdraw and so Hector Haines stepped in.  Hector still had slightly tired legs from the Long distance on Thursday (25 August) but fought hard all the way and ran an excellent Leg finishing in 4th and just  3’44’’ off the lead but importantly only 6 seconds behind Finland and a few seconds in front of Sweden.   


Men's Relay team on the podium (GB team left to right): Kris Jones, Hector Haines and Ralph Street.  Credit:  Dave Rollins

Ralph Street took the final Leg and with a cool head enjoyed the tactical battle that followed.  Sweden overtook and established a small gap quite early on and Great Britain and Finland were left to race for 4th and 5th positions.  Ralph took a different route to control 15 and got a slight lead into the arena and was able to sprint away to a comfortable 4th place.  The same place as last year in Darnaway with only one of the same runners and in terrain that does not suit us. 

The Women’s Relay was just as exciting at the front end with the lead changing several times during the race. Our Great Britain team was Jessica Tullie on the first Leg, Hollie Orr on second Leg and Jo Shepherd (pictured) on the third Leg, replacing  Cat Taylor who was ill and unable to race.  Sadly Jessica made a mistake on an early control and was never able to catch up the time.  She handed over to Hollie in 19th place and 5’23’’ off the lead. Hollie ran a stable race pulling the team up to 12th. 

Photo:  GB Jo Shepherd heading out on the third Leg of the Women's Relay.  Credit:  Dave Rollins
 
Jo has had a very tough week.  She had already ran three individual races and so went out with clear instructions to do her best and just enjoy her debut in the World Orienteering Championships 2016 Relay.  Jo returned with a broad grin on her face having loved the experience and delivered a solid race to bring the Great Britain team home in 12th place.  The Relay position is key to deciding the overall ranking of nations and with 12th place and the Czech team way ahead of us we thought that we were doomed to drop the second division and therefore only qualify for two individual spots in the forest races at the World Orienteering Championships 2017.  In an unexpected twist of fate, the Czech girls mis-punched and were disqualified in the Relay and Great Britain have the very unexpected pleasure of maintaining our status in Division 1 for 2017 and 3 women’s places in each World Orienteering Championship race.  We are determined to make them count!

The full list of the official results of the World Orienteering Championships 2016 forest Relay can be found here.

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The Long distance race took place at Arena Strömstad East yesterday.

The Long distance race took place at Arena Strömstad East yesterday.


Photo:  Great Britain Hector Haines in the Long distance.  Credit:  Dave Rollins

The finish to the women’s race was intensely exciting as Tove Alexandersson, Sweden gradually closed on the time of Natalia Gemperle, Russia, and with her trademark strong finish on the last loop finally won by 26 seconds. Bronze medallist is Anne Margrethe Hausken Nordberg, Norway.

Olav Lundanes, Norway ran a superb race on a very tough course to take victory by the impressive margin of 1.46. The silver medal went to Thierry Gueorgiou (France) and the bronze to Daniel Hubmann (Switzerland).

The finish to the women’s race was intensely exciting as Tove Alexandersson, Sweden gradually closed on the time of Natalia Gemperle, Russia, and with her trademark strong finish on the last loop finally won by 26 seconds. Bronze medallist is Anne Margrethe Hausken Nordberg, Norway.

Olav Lundanes, Norway ran a superb race on a very tough course to take victory by the impressive margin of 1.46. The silver medal went to Thierry Gueorgiou (France) and the bronze to Daniel Hubmann (Switzerland).

Women – Long distance race results

1             Tove Alexandersson SWE                              
2             Natalia Gemperle RUS                                     
3             Anne Margrethe Hausken Nordberg NOR       
4             Judith Wyder SUI                                             
5             Saila Kinni FIN                                                  
6             Anastasia Denisova BLR                                  
7             Mari Fasting NOR                                             
8             Emily Kemp CAN                                             
9             Heidi Bagstevold NOR                                     
10           Sabine Hauswirth SUI                                      
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24           Catherine Taylor GBR                                      
49           Jo Shepherd GBR                                            
Hollie Orr GBR mispunched
1:26:24
1:26:50
1:28:25
1:28:43
1:34:14
1:34:22
1:34:33
1:35:54
1:36:31
1:36:33

1:46:38 
2:05:53

 

Men - Long distance race results

1             Olav Lundanes NOR          
2             Thierry Gueorgiou FRA      
3             Daniel Hubmann SUI          
4             Lucas Basset FRA              
5             Carl Godager Kaas NOR   
6             Magne Daehli NOR            
7             Matthias Kyburz SUI           
8             Frederic Tranchand FRA    
9             Fredrik Bakkman SWE      
10           Timo Sild EST                     
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19           Hector Haines GBR            
26           Alasdair McLeod GBR        
37           Alan Cherry GBR               
1:33:27
1:35:13
1:35:32
1:39:16
1:39:19
1:39:33
1:39:39
1:40:21
1:41:01
1:41:16

1:46:53
1:50:44
2:00:21


The full official results of the World Orienteering Championships Long distance race are available here.

Photo:  Great Britain Alan Cherry competing in the Long distance race.  Credit:  Dave Rollins

Today (Friday 26 August) is a rest day for the athletes, and the Championships end tomorrow (Saturday 27 August) with the Forest Relay, based at the same Arena Strömstad East.

The Great Britain team for the Forest Relay is as follows:

Great Britain Team

Forest Relay (Saturday 27 August 2016)

Men Women

Graham Gristwood
(Forth Valley Orienteers)
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Hollie Orr
(Lakeland Orienteering Club)
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Kris Jones
(Forth Valley Orienteers)
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Cat Taylor
(Cleveland Orienteering Klub)
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Ralph Street
(South London Orienteers and Wayfarers)
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Jessica Tullie
(Badenoch and Strathspey Orienteering Club)
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The full programme of the event is available here.

You can follow the Forest Relay race live as it happens here!
 

British Orienteering wishes the Great Britain Team all the very best as they compete in the Forest Relay at the 2016 World Orienteering Championships tomorrow.

 

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World Orienteering Championships continues with the Middle distance

Top 25s for Graham Gristwood, Ralph Street and Hollie Orr in the World Orienteering Championships - Middle distance race in Sweden.


Photo:  GBR Hollie Orr racing into the Finish in the World Orienteering Champiionships Middle distance.

The first forest race of the championship saw a number of good performances from the athletes taking part. The courses set were challenging with a good variety of route choices taken by all the competitors. Both courses really required you to orienteer through to the end with a tricky last section in green forest.

The highest British finisher of the day was Graham Gristwood in 19th place. Graham started very well but landed badly and this unfortunately meant that he couldn't deliver quite the race he wanted.

"A good start to the race with the first six controls going well. At this point I jumped down a cliff and landed badly on my right ankle. It was very painful however as it was the World Championships I pushed on. I could run as I wanted except in the rocky areas and descending. After a couple of minutes I managed to get into a nice rhythm. Approaching the arena I hit my shin on a rock which required stitches at the end and that affected me again. It was tough mentally with both legs painful as my technique got scrappy and I worked to stay running. I was technically a bit disappointed with the last loop but gave it everything I could. The result was not what I was hoping for but given the circumstances I am happy with my performance and that I could finish the race."   Graham Gristwood

Ralph Street performed well finishing in 22nd place in his World Orienteering Championships debut at the Middle distance. A solid race showing that there is great potential for future results in the discipline. 

"Last year I would have needed favourable terrain and a very good run to get four minutes behind the winners on a Middle distance. So for me to be just under four minutes behind with a reasonable, but definitely improvable run is very encouraging. In retrospect I probably should have taken a few different route choices which would have saved me some time, and I lost a few seconds over a few controls as well. But I am pretty pleased with my technical performance."  Ralph Street 

Hector Haines unfortunately had some early misses in the course and this meant he finished in 41st place.

"Obviously disappointed with my performance but it was merely reacting to the pressure of the race. I know that I have done the hard work and preparation to get a better result and I am going to put the Middle race behind me and look forward to the Long distance race." Hector Haines


In the women's race Hollie Orr was top Brit in 25th place.

"Yesterday was a day of highs and lows and unfortunately the latter outweighed the former. Although initially full of frustration at not having the discipline to carry out my race plan on reflection there were a number of positives to take away and use to fuel me in the Long distance."  Hollie Orr
 

Photo:  Great Britain athlete Hollie Orr

 

Jessica Tullie was the next Brit finishing up in 39th place.

"The middle race turned into a tough day for me. I started with a couple of wobbles, not quite settling into the terrain quickly enough. My heavy legs were weighing on my mind and the whole way felt like a bit of a fight! Overall a disappointing day, but I'm looking forward to fighting back for the relay."  Jessica Tullie

Jo Shepherd in her debut World Orienteering Championships performed well finishing in a creditable 47th place. 

Results

Men - Middle distance results

1             Matthias Kyburz SUI           
2             Olav Lundanes NOR          
3             Daniel Hubmann SUI          
4             Thierry Gueorgiou FRA      
5             Lucas Basset FRA              
6             Magne Daehli NOR            
7             Gustav Bergman SWE      
8             Hannu Airila FIN                 
9             Peter Oberg SWE               
10           Fredric Portin FIN               
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19           Graham Gristwood GBR    
22           Ralph Street GBR               
41           Hector Haines GBR            

37:09
37:23
37:32
37:44
37:51
38:21
39:03
39:18
39:19
39:21

40:30
41:00
43:54

 

Women – Middle distance results

1             Tove Alexandersson SWE
2             Heidi Bagstevold NOR       
3             Natalia Gemperle RUS       
4             Emily Kemp CAN               
5             Maja Alm DEN                    
6             Marika Teini FIN                 
7             Sabine Hauswirth SUI        
8             Anastasia Denisova BLR    
9             Mari Fasting NOR               
10           Amelie Chataing FRA         
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25           Hollie Orr GBR                   
39           Jessica Tullie GBR             
47           Jo Shepherd GBR              
33:57
34:32
34:35
34:50
35:24
35:46
36:03
36:30
36:34
36:36

38:40
43:07
45:10 

 

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Latest GBR team news from the World Orienteering Championships in Sweden

 

The Middle distance race at the World Orienteering Championships

The official results are available here.

The Long distance race is today! ...and is now just about to start!

You can follow the Long distance race live as it happens here!

The Great Britain team is as follows:

Long distance (Thursday 25 August 2016)

Men Women

Alan Cherry
(Eborienteers)
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Hollie Orr
(Lakeland Orienteering Club)
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Hector Haines
(Interlopers Orienteering Club)
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Cat Taylor
(Cleveland Orienteering Klub)
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Alasdair McLeod
(subject to fitness)
(Clydeside Orienteers)
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Jo Shepherd
(Inverness Orienteering Club)
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The official Start List for the Long distance race today is available here.


GBR Women

Jo Shepherd                       GBR       13:10

Hollie Orr                            GBR       13:40

Catherine Taylor               GBR       14:22


GBR Men

Alan Cherry                        GBR       15:01

Hector Haines                   GBR       15:31

Alasdair McLeod               GBR       15:43

 

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Day 1 of the PreO competition of the World Trail Orienteering Championships started yesterday.

 

Day 1 of the PreO competition of the World Trail Orienteering Championships was held in a nature reserve on the beautiful island of Saltö yesterday.  It was a short and highly technical course with 14 controls packed closely together either side of a path leading down to the beach, where there were a further 7 controls in a spectacular setting on rocky hills around the bay, one of which was later voided because the single flag had been incorrectly misplaced on a spur. There was one timed control station with three problems.

Competition was fierce. In the open class, there are currently eight competitors with a perfect score of 20, followed by a further nine on 19 points. Martin Jullum of Norway is the overall leader, taking only 15 seconds for the timed controls, one second ahead of Marit Wiksell of Sweden.

Of the British team, John Kewley lies 21st on 18 points with Nick Barrable 28th with the same score but more time penalties. Ian Ditchfield lies 49th.

Photo (above): Ian Ditchfield.  Credit:  Joaquim Margarido


Photo (above):  Nick Barrable.  Credit:  Joaquim Margarido
 
In the Paralympic class, Pavel Shmatov of Russia has a clear lead of 20, ahead of several competitors on 18. Peter Roberts lies 21st and Dick Keighley 27th.

Results from Day 1 can be found here.

Public Race results can be found here.

Day 2 promises a much longer course with 28 problems on the Tolvmanstegen windfarm, and doubtless there will be many positional changes at the end of two day’s competition.

The weather forecast is not encouraging.  Furthermore, the programme states “Close to the windmills, the compass can be unreliable!”

In addition, the public race on a similar course featured 28 Brits competing amongst the 103 runners including all the members of the Junior Regional Orienteering Squads tour. Tom FellBaum (Manchester and District Orienteering Club) is the leading Brit on Day 1.

Great Britain Team

Competition Format:  PreO

PreO Day 1, Wednesday 24 August

PreO Day 2, Friday 26 August

Open PreO Class
John Kewley (Manchester and District Orienteering Club)
Ian Ditchfield (Mole Valley Orienteering Club)
Nick Barrable (South Yorkshire Orienteers)

Paralympic PreO Class
Dick Keighley (Wimborne Orienteers)
Peter Roberts (Eborienteers)

Team Manager
Anne Braggins (West Anglian Orienteering Club)


The full programme is available on the World Trail Orienteering Championships website.

British Orienteering wishes the Great Britain team all the very best as they continue to compete tomorrow (Friday 26 August) in the World Trail Orienteering Championships, PreO Day 2.

 

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