2 weeks ago

UK Elite Orienteering League

We have some racing for you, if you can legally get to England on 17th April.

In a straight sprint we’ll get to see how athletes emerge from training and cope with the pressure of racing for the first time in months.

Staged on the Nottingham Trent Clifton Campus and plannned by Dave Schorah, you can be sure of challenging route choices and technical execution.


Act quick to secure your spot as there are only 30 places per class.

As a senior test race this event is open to MW21/35s only plus older juniors wanting to test themselves against the best.

No League scoring due to travel restrictions.

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4 months ago

UK Elite Orienteering League

Another date for your diary: 16/17th January 2021 ✍️

After the success of the last two weekends, hero Martin Bagness is motivated to stage a third with more high-class racing.

Exact formats and areas to be confirmed but you will definitely be checking-in to Lakeland OC’s Haverthwaite night race 🌒 and we’ve heard rumours of Simpson Ground above Windermere for Sunday 🌲

2020 League supported by NVii Str8 UK ( and

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So who were the true Lakeland Warriors?

Cecilie Andersen (Bristol) had an incredible weekend a fortnight ago, winning every race and clipping a few guys in the process.

Laura King (EUOC) and Helen Ockenden (EUOC) were second and third with Laura Robertson (Edinburgh Southern) and Victoria Stephens (Aire) also getting close.

Will Gardner edged ahead the head-to-head middle but the night and long were classic Graham Gristwood (Forth Valley) terrain, who took the overall win. Jonathan Crickmore (Southdowns) made his return to elite orienteering for second with Gardner (Octavian Droobers) third.

Alastair Thomas (EUOC) took two second places before unfortunately injuring on Sunday. Special mention to Matt Elkington (OD), sandbagging since his lurgy but right in the mix both days.

Our lead sponsor @nvii_str8_uk were in attendance with their race-winning shoes and compasses. The NVii Crazy Light F1 was the choice of Will Gardner for its extreme light weight and studded grip.

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Big thanks to Warrior / Lakeland OC and Masterplan Adventure for staging and assisting.

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6 months ago

UK Elite Orienteering League

Think another lockdown is coming? Then lock in this weekend in the Lakes to bank your final race.

Brought to you by Warrior OC in association with Masterplan Adventure and UK Elite League, the total time from three technical races will determine the true Lakeland Warrior.

The weekend starts in the early afternoon Saturday 31st October with a middle distance on Thwaite Head at the south end of Graythwaite.

Get your head torch charged for Saturday night’s middle race at Bishops Wood, pictured.

Times from the first two races will be added determine the times for Sunday’s chasing start (fastest first). Racers will start onto three different loops to prevent grouping, with time gaps adjusted as necessary to comply with guidance.

£10 per race, £5 juniors/students

If cancelled due to increasing coronavirus restrictions then the races will rearranged at the earliest opportunity.

Due to locals lockdown around the country it is unlikely these races will score in the Elite League. TBC.

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6 months ago

UK Elite Orienteering League

@tamwisewilson has run every race in the 2020 season and sits at the top of the MU23 standings.

League tables across all categories have been updated on the website (link in bio) and can be seen in our Insta stories.

At the top we have Laura King, Peter Hodkinson, Thomas Wilson, Ellie Bales, Alastair Thomas, Rachel Brown and Peter Molloy.
Thank you to NVii Str8 UK for sponsoring the 2020 League with vouchers towards quality shoes and accurate compasses for winners and runners up.

NVii and Str8 are available direct or online from who are supplying vouchers for third placed athletes.

We will try to squeeze a few more rounds in!

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