VIDEO: Action from the British Orienteering Championships

The sun shone on the opening day of the British Orienteering Championships, which is being staged in Northumberland.

Hosted by British Orienteering in conjunction with the North East Orienteering Association, the two-day event attracts the UK’s top competitors in the sport.

British Orienteering Championship at Thrunton.'Picture by Jane Coltman

British Orienteering Championship at Thrunton.'Picture by Jane Coltman

Yesterday’s opening day saw challengers battle it out in the long-distance, individual event in Thrunton Woods and Callaly. It tested the athletes’ navigation and fitness skills as they aimed to navigate for up to 15km across the picturesque but challenging Northumberland terrain.

Today is the Relay section of the Championships, staged at Cragg Estate and Chesterhope Common. It is part of the UK Relay League.

For more information and for yesterday’s full results, click here.

FOR FULL REPORT AND PICTURES, SEE THURSDAY’S NORTHUMBERLAND GAZETTE