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When we postponed the start of the NSL Series 10 (20-21) at the end of October, we hoped that the Covid situation would be clearer by Christmas. Sadly, this has not proved to be the case - the virus's reluctance to go away, a new variant threatening increased infection rates and government guidelines still strongly advising against travel between tiers, continue to cause problems for us.
After discussions on the possible alternatives, the organising team has decided to cancel the series for 2020-21, and re-introduce it (almost oven-ready!) in 2021-22.
Congratulations to Ben Kyd who finished in 5th place, in a field of 523 from all over the world, in the TORUS Advent Calendar - a 24-day Virtual TempO competition.
Two other MDOC members achieved top-100 places - John Kewley was 81st and Dominic Wathey 94th. In total, 14 members of MDOC took part and we finished 3rd in the clubs competition.
In accordance with the latest BOF Guidance on the Suspension of Competitions Activities in Tier 4 areas in England (see below), the MDOC Winter MapRun Series has been suspended until further notice.
MDOC is publishing a series of new MapRun courses on street maps for the Winter months.
Missing your orienteering practice during Covid restrictions? MDOC members have planned a number of linear and score courses to help you keep fit independently on urban streets using the free MapRunF app available on your smart phone ...
Following the Prime Minister’s official announcement on Saturday, 31 October 2020, there will be a new, month-long set of restrictions coming into force throughout England.
These new measures will come into force across England from 00:01 on Thursday 5 November 2020 until Wednesday 2 December 2020.
Having reviewed both the new laws and the official guidance published by the UK government for England, the Board of British Orienteering has made the difficult decision that all orienteering events and organised club activities will be suspended in England from Thursday 5 November for as long as these restrictions remain in force.
The full statement can be found here.