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WUOC Relay

The World University reached its climax with the relay discipline. Run on the same terrain as the end of Friday’s Long Distance, the terrain was vague and green, with the 2.5m contours playing havoc with the confidence runners had in their technique, interspersed with rockier sections to test the st...

World University Championships - Long Distance

It had finally clouded over in Kuortane by the time the runners of the 2018 World University Championships were ready to start the Long Distance. Two years ago, the best British result was that of Charlotte Watson, who claimed an impressive 12th place, with Swede Rassmus Andersson winning the Men’s ...

World University Championships - Sprint Distance

The sun was beating down again on Kuortane as the third race of the World University Championships got underway. In 2016, the British team dominated the Sprint race (the first race of the championships that year). In the Women’s race, the team took home two top-10 results with Charlotte Ward (7th) a...

World University Championships - Middle Distance

In 2016, it was a Swedish domination of the Middle distance, taking the titles in both the Men’s and Women’s courses. Neither Lillian Forsgren nor Oskar Sjorberg were in attendance to defend their titles, so two new champions were guaranteed to be crowned.

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World University Championships - GB take 4th in the Mixed Sprint Relay

Hot and humid conditions met the athletes for the first race of the 2018 World University Championships. The terrain was not as the athletes expected. Initially most had presumed artificial barriers would be used to make the terrain a real technical challenge. Instead, they were met with a combinati...

World University Championships Mixed Sprint Relay Preview

This week sees the 21st World University Orienteering Championships take place in Kuortane, Finland. Located inland to the North-West Finnish coastal town of Vaasa, Kuortane features relatively flat terrain, based around subtle contour details, open rock and point features such as knolls and boulder...

Saturday Was A Remarkable Relay Day for Team GB at JWOC

The JWOC Relays in Tazlar today were the final races of the JWOC 2018 programme and Team GB bounced back in style from their disappointments in the middle, as the Women's 1st team recorded the best result by a female British trio in the discipline and the Men's 1st team put down the third be...

One of the most testing JWOC Middle Finals today

Team GB went into today's Middle Final at Bocsa knowing that the race would be one of the most demanding in JWOC history. The planner, as expected, had saved the trickiest elements of the area for the runners in the final and he created courses that were unremitting in their technicality and int...

British Orienteering Part of Change4Life Campaign Thanks to Open Data

British Orienteering is proud to be one of the first national governing bodies of sport to make our fixtures list open data. This step was taken in 2017 with a view to being able to promote orienteering events and activities to the general public and this summer will see that come to fruition.  

JWOC debutant, Niamh Hunter (WCOC) - star performer for Team GB today

Niamh Hunter (WCOC)Bocsa. JWOC 2018 map JWOC debutant, Niamh Hunter (WCOC), was the star performer for Team GB today in the testing middle qualification race at Bocsa, where temperatures hit 29 degrees and the open areas became sand-baked furnaces. Running a controlled race, this technician fr...

JWOC Silver Medal for Matt Fellbaum (EUOC/MDOC) Today

The trials and tribulations of the Long race were left behind today, as Matt Fellbaum recorded the joint best result for a GB man at JWOC, equalling Kris Jones' silver in the same discipline in 2010.

Today's JWOC Long Distance Results for GB team

Fiona BunnMatt Fellbaum Today's Long race at Pirto proved to be a tough challenge, both mentally and physically for the team, and it was undoubtedly a difficult day for many of the runners involved. The distances (M20: 15k & W20: 10.2k) were some of the longest ever recorded at a JWOC and ...

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