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BTO Urban League 2019

Urban League info

This year’s series is shaping up nicely and currently consists of the following ten events:

18th Jan 19  

Lochaber 2021 - Scottish 6 Days Orienteering

2001 coaster

The Scottish Orienteering 6-Day Event Co Ltd is seeking a Coordinator for Lochaber 2021.  The Coordinator (not necessarily from the same club as the Central Organising Team) will play a key role in the successful delivery of the event, through the coordination of a team of volunteers and paid-for services as appropriate.

We are also seeking a club or clubs to come forward as the main Central Organisers. The management and running of the event is delegated to the Central Organising Team.  This Central Organising Team is led by the Coordinator, and is supported by the Events Manager of the Scottish Orienteering Association who is appointed as Assistant Coordinator.

Ideas for a logo are also welcome - we have some fantastic areas in mind, including new terrain never previously used for orienteering. 

15th Jan 19  

Orienteers at the Simplyhealth great stirling XCountry

Dr Kris Jones - star XC runner and orienteer, Credit:Colin Matheson

The Simplyhealth XCountry moved from Holyrood in Edinburgh to a new location at Stirling Golf Club.  Orienteers (running under their Athletic clubs) had some outstanding runs including Megan Keith (INVOC) and Pippa Carcas (INT) taking Silver and Bronze respectively in the U17 Girls Inter District.  Two Moravians were running in the U15 Girls. Six of the Scottish Student team were orienteers with four of the six counting and there were also good performances by Fanni Gyurko (11th) in the Inter- Districts, Denmark's Maja Alm competed in the Elite Women's 6K (18th) and Kris Jones, a late selection to the team, was 3rd Brit home in the Men's 8K in 24.14, 12th place in a very strong international field from the USA and Europe.

13th Jan 19  

Welcoming Fran to the SOA Team

Fran Britain - Admin Assistant, Credit:Fran Britain

2019 has got off to a positive start as we have welcomed Fran Britain to our SOA staff team as Administrative Assistant. Fran will work from our office at Glenmore Lodge on a 2 day a week basis and will be the contact point for membership enquiries from clubs moving forward. 

13th Jan 19  

A fantastic informative video to introduce orienteering

SOA Info/News info

Want to try orienteering for the first time but not sure what you need to know? 

Presented by our Performance Director, Graham Gristwood, this short video will give you all the information you require to get started or enter your first event! 

Start Orienteering Video

10th Jan 19  

Scottish Night & Sprint Championships

ESOC - Interlopers

The Scottish Night Orienteering Championships organised by Interlopers and Scottish Sprint Orienteering Championships (incorporating bto SOUL 2 and ESOC Sprint O,  organised by ESOC are coming to Edinburgh & the Lothians on the weekend of 2nd & 3rd February 2019.

Saturday evening sees Interløpers host the Night Champs at John Muir Country Park, Dunbar, and Sunday  ESOC host the Sprint Champs in Broxburn, West Lothian.  Indoor event centres will be provided for both days.

10th Jan 19  

SOA Performance Coordinator Position

SOA Info/News info

SOA Performance Coordinator
The Scottish Orienteering Association are looking to put in place a paid employee to coordinate a program to cater for elite orienteers living in Scotland.

The SOA is also hopeful of securing funding in 2019 to extend this role to cover non-elite orienteers in the age range 18-30 in order to improve opportunities and increase retention in this age group.

07th Jan 19  

Busy start to the orienteering year

SOA Info/News info

2019 has started with orienteering events across Scotland and we welcome new members and those renewing their Scottish Orientering and British Orienteering memberships.  MasterPlan Adventure were first off the blocks with their Resolution Sprint closely followed by Moravian's New Year Sprint Madness and Solway's Mabie Knoll Bagging.  The weekend saw more action from Solway with their Bowhill Pits and Bumps then it was MAROC's World Schools Fundraiser and STAG's Pollok Country Park Score event.  There is a full programme of events throughout the year including the British Night Championships in Deeside and of course the Scottish 6 Days in Strathearn.  Enjoy the fantastic variety of events and some great locations.

07th Jan 19

BTO Urban League 2018

Urban League info

*Updated 12th September* 

A full calendar of Urban events. Courses from under-12 to Hypervet.
Links to event info and entries updated.

01st Jan 19  

Older items

New Year Honours… 29th Dec 18

Regular Orienteering Map Programme (ROMP)… 22nd Dec 18

Resolution Sprint 1st January 2019 - Livingston… 21st Dec 18


Selection Policies for 2019 JROS Camps… 19th Dec 18

Mairi attends sportscotland “Lead the Way” event… 18th Dec 18

Silver club accreditation for BASOC… 18th Dec 18

Strathearn 2019 embargos… 18th Dec 18

2018 Scottish Score Championships… 12th Dec 18

Bronze Club Accreditation for ECKO… 11th Dec 18

New Post Available: RDO West… 07th Dec 18

Welcome to the team!… 07th Dec 18

Strathearn 2019 - Scottish 6 Days Orienteering entries open… 05th Dec 18

SCORE magazine… 04th Dec 18

Technical Director - Sprint World Orienteering Championships 2022… 04th Dec 18

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