OMM 2012 in Kielder Forest?

Formerly known as the Karrior International Mountain Marathon KIMM, the Original Mountain Marathon is said to be the forerunner of adventure racing. From its inception in 1968, each year this legendary outdoor event has taken place in a different area of the UK. Whilst the region where the race is to take place is revealed … Continue reading OMM 2012 in Kielder Forest?

Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon LAMM 2010

Entries Open for LAMM 2010 Entries are now open for the 2010 annual, two day mountain orienteering event, known as the LAMM: Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon. Held every year in Scotland since 1994, LAMM is a trail running and orienteering event for pairs, with overnight camping at a remote location. To ensure fair competition and … Continue reading Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon LAMM 2010

Nordic Orienteering Championships 2009

This coming weekend (6 to 10th of June) all the top orienteers will be turning their attention to Salo, Finland, for the 2009 Nordic Orienteering Championships. This event takes place in a different Scandinavian country every year. It is a highly competitive event with technically challenging orienteering races. The event also has races that are … Continue reading Nordic Orienteering Championships 2009

Exclusive Interview! Graham Gristwood Professional Orienteer

Fresh from his victory in the UK Cup competition at the 2009 British Orienteering Championships, British and World Champion Orienteer Graham Gristwood has kindly agreed to an interview with the CheapTents.com outdoor sports blog. Orienteering World Champion! Born in 1984, Graham Gristwood lives in the UK and Sweden. He is a member of the Great … Continue reading Exclusive Interview! Graham Gristwood Professional Orienteer

British Orienteering Championships 2009

Orienteering in the New Forest The British Orienteering Championships 2009 are being held this weekend in the New Forest. It is nearly 30 years since the British Championships were last held in the beautiful countryside of the New Forest. The weather forecast for the weekend is currently for cloud and a maximum temperature of 10 … Continue reading British Orienteering Championships 2009

A Brief Introduction to Orienteering

What is orienteering? According to British Orienteering, the National Governing Body for the sport of orienteering in the United Kingdom, Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport which takes place in varying terrain over various distances. The aim is to navigate in sequence between a set of control points marked on a unique orienteering map … Continue reading A Brief Introduction to Orienteering

iRoc Race: Run, Cycle and Orienteer on Durham Downs

The iRoc Race is a new race set-up by inov8, a UK company specialising in trail running shoes for UK running conditions. The iRoc race is an adventure race relying on competitors to run, mountain bike and find their own way around a course.  We think this is great news considering how it will put … Continue reading iRoc Race: Run, Cycle and Orienteer on Durham Downs

Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon Entries Open

Entries Open for LAMM Following our recent blog article about the Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon, it is now possible to submit entries for the 2009 event. This can be done using the SPORTident Online Entry System which can be found via the LAMM website. The LAMM event will be taking place in the Scottish Highlands … Continue reading Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon Entries Open

Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon LAMM 2009

Orienteering in the Scottish Highlands The Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon (LAMM) is an annual two day mountain orienteering event for pairs, with overnight camping at a remote location. It is held in the high mountains of Scotland, at a secret location. Next year's LAMM event will be held in the Scottish Highlands on the weekend … Continue reading Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon LAMM 2009