Interland 2022 cancelled

After the successful Interland hosted by England in 2020, the 2021 event had to be postponed to 2023.
Fédération Régionale des Sports d’Orientation (Begium) planned to host Interland 2022 but has, with regret, decided the continued uncertainty created by the sustained pandemic in Belgium will not allow them to host it satisfactorily (d’assurer l’hébergement et l’accueil des équipes participantes dans des conditions correctes).
Next year’s Interland is expected to be on 5 March 2023, organised by Orienteering Vlaanderen in north east Belgium.

VHI 2021 Cancelled

Unfortunately it has been impossible to organise the VHI 2021 Weekend on November 6th/7th as had been hoped. Apologies to those who may have made special efforts to attend selection races.

It is still hoped that England will be able to send a team to Interland 2022, including Vets as usual.

Andy Hemsted (HOC, Chair, England Vets Selectors.)

Interland 2022

The 2022 Interland cup will this year be hosted by Belgium.
See the Interland Page for more detail.

Interland 2021

With regret, England will not participate in Interland 2021 next February in Belgium. The conditions and national restrictions (including France and Belgium as well as England) in a few months’ time regarding events and travel are at best unpredictable, and at worst would make travelling impossible. This makes the organisational and financial risks of planning conditional participation too high and therefore unacceptable. Let us look forward to running in sunlit forests, hopefully next summer, and then at Interland 2022 hosted by FRSO (in southern Belgium).

Interland 2021

Interland 2021 is on 28 February in the complex woods of Kattenbos, near Lommel in the very north east of Belgium. Orienteering Vlaanderen and the HAMOK club are the hosts. Besides Interland’s regular teams, we expect a team from Luxembourg to take part. The first bulletin is HERE. Once the way ahead for orienteering competition in UK in 2020 is clearer, selection policies will be published, to raise a team of 42 spanning age groups from W and M14 to W and M65.

New Junior Selector

Caroline Louth (WAOC) is joining our team of Junior Selectors with immediate effect.

She is replacing Hilary Palmer who is now stepping down after being a selector for many years. We are indebted to Hilary for all of her efforts.

Philip Gristwood (Chairman)

Interland 2019

The final course lengths for Interland 2019 are available on the Interland page

Interland 2019

The venue for Interland is the forest above Saint-Michel adjoining the French/Belgian border: F-02830 49°56’22.4’’N 4°09’43.5’’E Final details have been sent to all team members and reserves. The old maps of the Interland competition area are available from the following links:

Thank You

The English Orienteering Council would like to thank everyone who bought cakes from their stall at the CompassSport Cup Final (and of course all those who baked them). The sale raised a total of £327. In addition, the West Midlands Orienteering Association has donated £500 to the EOC from the profits from this year’s JK which was also held on Cannock Chase.

People may not be aware that the support which we once had from British Orienteering came to an end several years ago, and we receive nothing from Sport England.
Hence these contributions to the EOC funding are very much appreciated. and will go towards the cost of sending the English teams to Interland and the Junior, Senior and Veteran Home Internationals.

Interland 2018 – Bulletin 2

Bulletin 2 for Interland 2018 is now available from the following link:

Interland 2018 – Bulletin 2 (PDF format)