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Army Orienteers leaned in to support and participate in the annual national level Jan Kjellstrom Orienteering Festival, held this year in the West Midlands.

Over 2500 civilian and military orienteers, some from abroad, took part in the four day competition which takes place over the Easter weekend each year.

The first event of the weekend was a Sprint around MOD Stafford with members of the Royal Signals Orienteering Club and local Army Cadets delivering the manpower support under the Maj Sally Calland, who was joint Organiser for the Sprint event.

Military orienteers also participated in the Middle and Long Distance events on Day 2 and 3 respectively and a very...


Historically, attendance at the Army Individual Orienteering Championships has been particularly low each year. Had the event taken place this year, only 18 runners would have competed, which included only 1 female and no novices. There were a few late attendance requests but this would only have grown numbers by 3.

As a result, at a recent meeting of the AOA Executive Committee, it was decided to incorporate the individual championships into the Inter Corps competition each November and a proposal that develops this strand is attached.

You are invited to review the attachment and provide any feedback to the AOA Secretary, preferably before the end of June to facilitate...