British Orienteering News

Round Up of the 2019 World Orienteering Championships

Athletes from 48 nations took part in the Middle distance, Long distance and Relay races at Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2019.   Congratulations to the Great Britain Team who competed at the 2019 World Orienteering Championships (WOC) in Norway last week (12 - 17 August 2019).

The WOC Middle Distance is a tough technical race

The Middle Distance is a tough technical race and this years World Championships final was no exception. The forest was in high quality; rough; rocky and tough terrain making it hard going for all runners. Great Britain qualified 5 out of 6 runners for the final. The placings in the final were Ralph...

Second GOLD medal for Alexandersson and Lundanes

A fascinating women’s Middle distance race built up to an intensely exciting climax, as Swedish Tove Alexandersson chased down Swiss Simona Aebersold’s time on the long run-in from the edge of the forest – and won gold by just 5 seconds.

Start Lists for WOC Middle distance Final announced

The World Orienteering Championships 2019 Middle distance Final is all set to take place tomorrow (Friday 16 August) in Mørk, Øsold in Norway.  The women’s race starts first at 13.27 local time (UK time: 12:27), and the men’s starts around 15.45 (UK time: 14:45)..

Master-class Gold show by Lundanes and Alexandersson

Olav Lundanes, Norway is proving to be one of the greatest Long distance competitors of all time, taking his sixth gold in this format and the fourth in succession, a convincing win by 1.39. His compatriot Kasper Fosser, still a junior, took the silver medal and Daniel Hubmann, Switzerland the bronz...