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The 2018 Army Inter Corps orienteering championships (Exercise CUNNING RUNNER) will take place as follows:

  • Inter-Corps Day 1 (Night).  Sat 24 Nov 18 – (GO) Southern Night Championships – Verdley Wood (includes the Army Night Championships).
  • Inter-Corps Day 2 (Day).  Sun 25 Nov 18 – (SN) Southern Championships – Hindhead and Devil's Punchbowl.

Military accommodation will be available at Brunswick Camp on Sat 24 Nov 18 as required.

ACTION:  Corps orienteering secretaries should make contact with Maj Rob Ashton REME, robert.ashton260@mod.gov.uk, as soon as possible to express their interest and ensure thorough communications during the lead...

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Between Sunday 29th July and Friday 3rd August 2018, over 70 Army personnel from a wide range of Corps participated in the Lakes 5 Days Competition, occurring every 4th year.

The event comprised five individual national level events with one rest / activity day which included an urban orienteering event. Courses were challenging, given the technical nature of the terrain and the changeable weather: whilst the rest of the UK baked in a heatwave, for at least 2 days competitors were required to wear cagoules, given the heavy rain.

Photos are available on this site in the Pictures section, with more information...

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The criteria for selection for the Army Orienteering have been refreshed and are available in the documents page here

Lt Col Chris Huthwaite is organising the 'Nick Bateson' Trophy Long Orienteering event on Bulford Ranges on Wed 2 Jan 19.  The area has not been used for orienteering for a number of years.  The Event Centre will be at Old Carter Barracks, Bulford.  Full event details will follow, but Chris is currently seeking volunteer assistants for the following roles:  

  • Parking
  • Start
  • Standby Search & Rescue Team /  First Aid

Contact details:  huthwaite.chris at gmail.com or Christopher.Huthwaite463 at mod.gov.uk

To allow units to plan urban courses in barrack areas where there is currently no O map the use of Google Earth sat images is possible. this simple user guide shows how to achieve this and produce scaled course maps. Version 1 dated 20 Jun 18. Error notifications to Phill Batts via coaching@armyorienteering.com.

The Orienteering Foundation is a registered UK charity (No: 1118793) to promote innovation and to support people and projects in orienteering through fund-raising activities; it is independent of British Orienteering. Many grants have been made, for example supporting national teams, regional squads training at home and abroad, and enabling and enhancing other projects. The current project is to support the GB team at this year's World Championships in Latvia from 4-11 August.

The team get a little financial help from British Orienteering (only entry and accreditation fees are paid).  Athletes must fund everything else –...

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