The Army Inter Unit Orienteering Championships 2024

22-23 May

Entries close Monday 20th May

Both days are at Longmoor. This is Individual Military Training and is open to all Regular and Reserve Army units and guest civilian teams. Teams of four.
The Inter-Unit Orienteering Championships 2024 will be held on Longmoor Training Area 22-23 May 2024. Teams consist of four runners on the Long and three runners on the Short, units may enter multiple teams. Coaching, food and accommodation for military competitors available on request (on the entry form). Entry is free to all military units. £16 or £12 per guest team - payable separately to Allan Farrington.
Contact: allan@baoc.info

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The aim of the event is to challenge soldiers' navigation, use of ground and aerobic fitness through orienteering. The Harris event on day two also provides junior leaders the opportunity to test their leadership under the pressures of time and competition.

The Inter-Unit Orienteering Championships 2024 will be conducted in three phases, the first being optional. Coaching is on offer during the morning of Wednesday 22 May, immediately prior to the championships. This will be aimed at those who require an introduction, or refresher. Attendance will not be limited but units must declare their intent to attend when registering.

The second phase is the Spanish Score on Wednesday 22 May. Team members run individually to visit all controls in the fastest possible time. Controls can be visited in any order and the team's time is the cumulative time of every member.

The final phase is the Harris Team on Thursday 23 May. The Harris format is an event where all team members receive identical maps and run simultaneously. There are two sets of controls: `spine` controls, which must be visited by every team member; and `other` controls, which must be visit by at least one team member. Both sets of controls can be visited in any order, and the team`s time is that of the last member to reach the finish, multiplied by four.

Orienteering directly supports dismounted close combat skills by developing soldiers` ability to `read` the terrain and navigate their way through it. The Army Inter Unit Championships presents a competitive environment to test these skills under physical duress and to promote a `warrior ethos` and will to win.

Equipment
Full leg cover is mandatory, that means no shorts, vests or exposed ankles. Team Captains are responsible for ensuring that all team members are dressed for the weather conditions, hydrated, have a compass, which they know how to use.

Personal Responsibility
Orienteering in the Army is classed as individual military training. Competitors are responsible for their own personal safety and for assessing their own abilities to complete the course.

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Start List
Main Name
HQ 101 OSB - Short A
Pete Test - Under 25 A
HQ 101 OSB - Short A
Pete Test - Under 25 A
HQ 101 OSB - Short A
Pete Test - Under 25 A
HQ 101 OSB - Senior A Maj Richard Barrett
HQ LONDIST - Masters A Maj Sally Calland
HQ 101 OSB - Senior A Maj Miles Cuff TBC
Queen's University OTC - Under 25 A OCdt Dylan Dunlop
Queen's University OTC - Under 25 A OCdt Francesco Gomes
HQ 101 OSB - Senior A Sgt Sarun Gurung
Queen's University OTC - Under 25 B OCdt Emily Johnstone
Queen's University OTC - Under 25 B OCdt Lydia McAleer
Queen's University OTC - Under 25 B OCdt Megan McKenna
Queen's University OTC - Under 25 B JUO Phoebe Morgan
HQ LONDIST - Masters A Maj Jon Oxley
Queen's University OTC - Under 25 A SUO Andrew Robb
HQ LONDIST - Masters A Maj Mel Slade
HQ LONDIST - Masters A Lt Col Sarah Streete
HQ 101 OSB - Senior A SSgt Kanu Thapa
Queen's University OTC - Under 25 A OCdt Jono Williams