British Orienteering Championships

The British Orienteering Championships are the highest level of competition in Orienteering in the United Kingdom, along with the JK Orienteering Festival.

1967 saw the first British Championships, held in Hamsterley Forest. Since then, 4 further disciplines have emerged: the Relay, Night, Middle and Sprint Championships.

Race VenuesEdit

Year[1] Classic Relay Night Middle Sprint
1967 Hamsterley Forest - - - -
1968 Cannock Chase - - - -
1969 Kirroughtree - - - -
1970 Fernworthy, Dartmoor - - - -
1971 Redesdale - - - -
1972 Mark Ash Wood Newcastleton - - -
1973 Tarn Hows Clipstone - - -
1974 Blackdown Puddletown - - -
1975 Strines Hope - - -
1976 Cropton Hafodgwenllian - - -
1977 Cannock Chase Christmas Common - - -
1978 Tentsmuir Forest Mulgrave Woods Ash Ranges - -
1979 Bethecar Moor Swynnerton Frith Hill - -
1980 Bramshaw Pickering Sutton Park - -
1981 Dipton Wood Holmbury Hill Delamere Forest - -
1982 Shining Cliff Pembrey forest Longmoor - -
1983 Pippingford Park Dalswinton Bradgate Park - -
1984 Wharncliffe Wendover Woods Burnham Beeches - -
1985 Wyre Forest Clipstone Bulford Ranges - -
1986 Achilty Crabtree Hill Broomley Fell - -
1987 Lightning Tree Hill Dipton Woods Clipstone Forest - -
1988 Holme Fell Torver Common Sandringham Park - -
1989 Star Posts Mytchett Common Grindleton - -
1990 Ewden valley Deffer Woods Swallowvallets, Forest of Dean - -
1991 Kyloe Callaly Clent & Hagley - -
1992 Kelling Brandon Park Ogden - -
1993 Brown Clee Hill Brown Clee Hill Chelwood - -
1994 Charlton Forest Heyshott Delamere Forest - -
1995 Newborough Forest Rhos & Bryngefiliau Blackwood - -
1996 Creag Mhic Chailein Coille Nathais Pembrey forest - -
1997 Clumber Park Chatsworth Weybourne Woods - -
1998 Black Fell Mytchett Common Newcastleton Tarn Hows -
1999 Greythwaite Holker Penhale Sands Blakeholme -
2000 Loch Vaa, Aviemore Penyard Hill Bentley Woods Loch Vaa, Aviemore -
2001 Newborough Forest - Blacka Moor - -
2002 Magilligan Strand Baronscourt Estate Heyshott and Ambersham Commons Binevenagh Williamson Park
2003 High Dam Greno Woods Duke's House Wood Haverthwaite Ham Hill
2004 Lossiemouth Forest Lydney Park Crich Chase Culbin Forest Haverthwaite
2005 Penhale Sands Penhale Sands Watergrove The Devil's Pound Sandhurst
2006 Furnace Wood Furnace Wood Hawley & Hornley Fonthill Campbell Park
2007 Pwll Du Pwll Du Sheringham Park Mulgrave Woods Scarborough
2008 Culbin East Culbin West New Beechenhurst, Forest of Dean Hopwas Woods Warwick University
2009 New Beechenhurst & Mallard's Pike Beaulieu Estate Mytchett Common Cademan & Thringstone Woods University of Nottingham
2010 Cannock Chase Cannock Chase Pentland Hills Haverthwaite Chorley
2011 Wharncliffe Tankersley Woods Bentley Woods Worth Forest Brighton
2012 Dale Garth, Lake District Helsington Barrows Hamptworth Estate Strensall Common York University
2013 Winterfold and Pitch Hill Holmbury Hill Tankersley Woods Stanton Moor Loughborough University
2014 Thrunton Woods and Callaly Cragg Estate & Chesterhope Common Pippingford Park Brereton Spurs Keele University
2015 New Beechenhurst, Forest of Dean Cannop Ponds Middleton Park Bradenham and Naphill Aldershot Garrison
2016 Brown Clee Hill Brown Clee Hill Cademan & Thringstone Woods Leith Hill Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
2017 High Dam Summerhouse Knott Great Tower Wood Wendover Woods Campbell Park
2018 Balmoral Estate Torphantrick Merthyr Mawr Stock Hill[2] University of Bath[3]
2019 Arncliffe and Kilnsey North Middleton Park Muir of Dinnet Chinley Churn Loughborough University
2020 Golden Valley and Cognor Wood Iron Hill and Parkgate Rough Hambleden Summerhouse Knott Skelmersdale

Men's ChampionsEdit

Note 1: Courses cancelled due to an outbreak of foot and mouth disease. Note 2: Courses voided due to unfair advantage

Year[1] Classic Relay Night Middle Sprint
1967 Gordon Pirie - - - -
1968 Gordon Pirie - - - -
1969 Mike Wells-Cole - - - -
1970 Mike Wells-Cole - - - -
1971 Geoff Peck - - - -
1972 Mike Murray INT (Edinburgh) - - -
1973 Geoff Peck OK Nuts (South East) - - -
1974 Alistair Wood OK Nuts (South East) - - -
1975 Tony Thornley Oxford University - - -
1976 Geoff Peck WCOC (West Cumberland) - - -
1977 Geoff Peck University of London - - -
1978 Brian Bullen AIRE (West Yorkshire) Harald Hovi - -
1979 Geoff Peck Oxford University Adrian Barnes - -
1980 Chris Hirst Cambridge University Dave Kingham - -
1981 Chris Hirst British Army Mark Elgood - -
1982 Chris Hirst SN (Surrey) Ian Rochford - -
1983 Chris Hirst FVO (Stirling) Chris Hirst - -
1984 Martin Bagness SYO (South Yorkshire) Mark Elgood - -
1985 Martin Bagness Sheffield University John Rye - -
1986 Andy Kitchen British Army Steven Hale - -
1987 Andy Kitchen SYO (South Yorkshire) Steven Hale - -
1988 Steven Hale WCH (Cannock Chase) Bill Edwards - -
1989 Steven Hale WAROC (Lake District) Tim Watkins - -
1990 Steven Hale SYO (South Yorkshire) Alun Powell - -
1991 Stephen Palmer INT (Edinburgh) Clive Hallett - -
1992 Steve Nicholson CLYDE (Glasgow) Dave Peel - -
1993 Dave Peel SN (Surrey) Ulrik Staugaard - -
1994 Neil Conway SYO (South Yorkshire) Steve Nicholson - -
1995 Jonathan Musgrave SYO (South Yorkshire) Simon Bourne - -
1996 Steve Nicholson Sheffield University Dave Peel - -
1997 Jamie Stevenson Sheffield University Bill Edwards - -
1998 Steve Nicholson SYO (South Yorkshire) Dave Farquhar Jamie Stevenson -
1999 Stephen Palmer SYO (South Yorkshire) Charlie Adams Dickie Wren -
2000 Jon Duncan SYO (South Yorkshire) Dave Peel Ed Nash -
2001 Jon Duncan [Note 1] Oli Johnson [Note 1] -
2002 Daniel Marston INT (Edinburgh) Oli Johnson Jon Duncan Jon Duncan
2003 Ed Nash Octavian Droobers Steve Birkenshaw Oli Johnson Jamie Stevenson
2004 Ed Nash FVO (Stirling) Ed Nash Ewan McCarthy Jamie Stevenson
2005 Oli Johnson Sheffield University Andrew Etherden Oli Johnson Nick Barrable
2006 Jamie Stevenson WAROC (Lake District) Nick Barrable Neil Northrop Graham Gristwood
2007 Oli Johnson Sheffield University Nick Barrable Oli Johnson Scott Fraser
2008 Oli Johnson INT (Edinburgh) Nick Barrable Matthew Crane Scott Fraser
2009 Oli Johnson SYO (South Yorkshire) Tuomas Tala Scott Fraser Scott Fraser
2010 Matthew Crane Sheffield University Alasdair McLeod Oli Johnson Graham Gristwood
2011 Doug Tullie Sheffield University Matthew Crane Graham Gristwood Murray Strain
2012 Hector Haines INT (Edinburgh) Mark Bown Oli Johnson Chris Smithard
2013 Murray Strain Oxford University Jonathan Crickmore & Richard Robinson Murray Strain Kristian Jones
2014 Graham Gristwood INT (Edinburgh) Graham Gristwood Kristian Jones Murray Strain
2015 Graham Gristwood INT (Edinburgh) Graham Gristwood James Tullie Murray Strain
2016 Graham Gristwood Edinburgh University Graham Gristwood Kristian Jones Kristian Jones
2017 Graham Gristwood[4] Edinburgh University Graham Gristwood Jamie Parkinson[5] Jamie Parkinson[6]
2018 Peter Hodkinson[7] FVO (Stirling)[8] Graham Gristwood[9] Jonathan Crickmore Jonathan Crickmore
2019 Alasdair McLeod AIRE (West Yorkshire) Graham Gristwood[10] Graham Gristwood[11] Kristian Jones[12]
2020 N/A N/A Graham Gristwood[13] N/A N/A

Women's ChampionsEdit

Year[1] Classic Relay Night Middle Sprint
1967 Carol McNeill - - - -
1968 Hazel Hill - - - -
1969 Carol McNeill - - - -
1970 Sue Banner - - - -
1971 Sue Bone - - - -
1972 Carol McNeill Newcastle University - - -
1973 Allyson Reed DVO (Derwent Valley) - - -
1974 Carol McNeill ROC (Reading) - - -
1975 Carol McNeill DVO (Derwent Valley) - - -
1976 Carol McNeill MDOC (Manchester) - - -
1977 Sue Banner MDOC (Manchester) - - -
1978 Jenny Pearson EBOR (York) Allyson Reed - -
1979 Jean Ramsden DVO (Derwent Valley) Allyson Reed - -
1980 Sue Parkin DVO (Derwent Valley) Kathy Crease - -
1981 [Note 2] SYO (South Yorkshire) C. Beveridge - -
1982 Jane Robson LOK (London) Frances Watkins - -
1983 Jenny Pearson SLOW (South London) Frances Watkins - -
1984 Sue Parkin ROC (Reading) Karen Parker - -
1985 Jean Ramsden SYO (South Yorkshire) Frances Watkins - -
1986 Ann Salisbury SN (Surrey) Karen Parker - -
1987 Jean Ramsden CLOK (Cleveland) Karen Parker - -
1988 Karen Parker CLOK (Cleveland) Chris Midgley - -
1989 Yvette Hague SYO (South Yorkshire) Frances Watkins - -
1990 Yvette Hague SLOW (South London) Jackie Davis - -
1991 Yvette Hague Edinburgh University Diane Leakey - -
1992 [Note 2] Edinburgh University Yvette Hague - -
1993 Heather Monro SYO (South Yorkshire) Heather Monro - -
1994 Yvette Hague SYO (South Yorkshire) Heather Monro - -
1995 Yvette Hague INT (Edinburgh) Alice Bedwell - -
1996 Una Creagh JOK (Oxford University alumni) Alice Bedwell - -
1997 [Note 2] ERYRI (North Wales) Jenny James - -
1998 Yvette Hague SYO (South Yorkshire) Encarna Maturana Yvette Hague -
1999 Yvette Baker SYO (South Yorkshire) Michelle Spillar Yvette Hague -
2000 Heather Monro SYO (South Yorkshire) Jenny James Heather Monro -
2001 Jenny James [Note 1] Helen Hargreaves [Note 1] -
2002 Heather Monro SYO (South Yorkshire) Sarah Rollins Heather Monro Sarah Rollins
2003 Jenny Whitehead INT (Edinburgh) Sarah Rollins Sarah Rollins Sarah Rollins
2004 Helen Winskill SYO (South Yorkshire) Helen Winskill Helen Winskill Kim Buckley
2005 Helen Winskill SYO (South Yorkshire) Aislinn Austin Heather Monro Heather Monro
2006 Heather Monro CLOK (Cleveland) Sarah Rollins Abi Weeds Sarah Rollins
2007 Jenny Johnson SYO (South Yorkshire) Clare Leventon Helen Winskill Pippa Whitehouse
2008 Rachael Elder Sheffield University Ekaterina Orekhova Sarah Rollins Pippa Whitehouse
2009 Pippa Whitehouse CLOK (Cleveland) Sarah Rollins Sarah Rollins Sarah Rollins
2010 Sarah Rollins Edinburgh University Pippa Archer Rachael Elder Sarah Rollins
2011 Tessa Hill WCOC (West Cumberland) Tessa Hill Claire Ward Hollie Orr
2012 Sarah Rollins WCOC (West Cumberland) Helen Bridle Claire Ward Catherine Taylor
2013 Tessa Hill SYO (South Yorkshire) Rachael Elder Rachael Rothman Tessa Hill
2014 Claire Ward Edinburgh University Jenny Peel Tessa Hill Tessa Hill
2015 Jessica Tullie SN (Surrey) Claire Ward Jessica Tullie Charlotte Ward
2016 Kim Baxter SROC (Lancashire) Claire Ward Lucy Butt Charlotte Ward
2017 Tessa Strain[14] Edinburgh University[15] Heather Roome Megan Carter-Davies[16] Alice Leake[17]
2018 Jo Shepherd[18] FVO (Stirling)[19] Megan Carter-Davies[20] Cecilie Andersen Alice Leake
2019 Megan Carter-Davies SYO (South Yorkshire) Fay Walsh[21] Megan Carter-Davies[22] Megan Carter-Davies[23]
2020 N/A N/A Megan Carter-Davies[24] N/A N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Past British Champions". www.britishorienteering.org.uk. British Orienteering.
  2. ^ http://britishmiddlechamps.org.uk/
  3. ^ http://britishsprintchamps.org.uk/
  4. ^ "British Long Championships (UKOL), 06/05/2017". www.britishorienteering.org.uk. British Orienteering.
  5. ^ "British Middle Distance Championships (UKOL), 01/10/2017". www.britishorienteering.org.uk. British Orienteering.
  6. ^ "British Sprint Championships (UKOL), 30/09/2017". www.britishorienteering.org.uk. British Orienteering.
  7. ^ https://www.scottish-orienteering.org/documents/results/boc2018/stage1_m21e_class.html
  8. ^ https://www.scottish-orienteering.org/documents/results/boc2018/stage2_a___m_premier_relayoverall.html
  9. ^ "British Night Championships (UKOL), 24/02/2018". www.britishorienteering.org.uk. British Orienteering.
  10. ^ https://www.marocscotland.org.uk/documents/results/230219_BNC_Final_Results_by_classes.pdf
  11. ^ http://www.cix.co.uk/~neper/bmdc19/m21.htm
  12. ^ https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/index.php?pg=results&eday=77078
  13. ^ http://tvoc-live.droppages.com/
  14. ^ "British Orienteering". www.britishorienteering.org.uk.
  15. ^ "The 2017 British Long Championships were hosted by the North West Orienteering Association on the fells and woodland around High Dam in the Lake District". www.britishorienteering.org.uk.
  16. ^ "British Orienteering". www.britishorienteering.org.uk.
  17. ^ "British Orienteering". www.britishorienteering.org.uk.
  18. ^ https://www.scottish-orienteering.org/documents/results/boc2018/stage1_3_course.html
  19. ^ https://www.scottish-orienteering.org/documents/results/boc2018/stage2_b___w_premier_relayoverall.html
  20. ^ "British Orienteering". www.britishorienteering.org.uk.
  21. ^ https://www.marocscotland.org.uk/documents/results/230219_BNC_Final_Results_by_classes.pdf
  22. ^ http://www.cix.co.uk/~neper/bmdc19/w21.htm
  23. ^ https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/index.php?pg=results&eday=77078&results=77078&course=19&
  24. ^ http://tvoc-live.droppages.com/

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