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Orienteering in England suspended

Orienteering in England suspended

Due to the second lockdown in England to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), all orienteering events until at least 2 December 2020 are cancelled or postponed. There is more information available via our home page or the British Orienteering web site.

The next scheduled event in the region is on 6 December, organised by Octavian Droobers, but is dependent on clarity that the present suspension will be lifted in time. If it goes ahead, pre-entry will be mandatory: please do not travel expecting to enter on the day. More information will be available via the Octavian Droobers web site.

Sutton Park embargo

Sutton Park embargo

Although the CompassSport Cup/Trophy Final will not be taking place in Sutton Park next month, the embargo will be extended by one year to the end of October 2021 until such time as the venue of next year’s Final is confirmed. A map of the area covered is here. The Rules of Orienteering define the implications of an embargo and conclude that “competitors should use their common sense and avoid putting themselves into the position where they could be judged to have gained an advantage.”