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Event programme v5 published Tuesday 9th April. Hopefully this will be the last version! Changes from previous versions are listed in the document.

Fabian4 - Long Start List

Fabian4 - Relay Start List

All entries are now closed (even late entries). Any last minute changes, please contact the entries secretary or go to enquiries on the day.

Parking and car sharing

Due to recent wet weather, our parking fields for Saturday are somewhat soft in places (also Sunday but not quite so bad). We are installing some more tracking, but we also want to encourage car sharing as much as possible. Please aim for 3+ occupancy where possible to reduce number of vehicles. We won't enforce it, but really appreciate your help. This particularly applies to motorhomes and larger vehicles which are heavier and have the most impact on the fields (and are hardest to push / tow out!). There is a park and ride on the outskirts of Whitby with free parking which is an ideal place to consolidate vehicles and most of you will pass close by. There is also closer parking at Sandsend but you have to pay. See first map below. Please speak to your friends and clubmates and do what you can to meet up and share transport into the parking on the day. 

For those staying in Sandsend it is possible to walk on pavement to halfway up Lythe Bank, and enter the estate on forest drive over a bridge and through gate into field and pick up the walking route from the car park - not much more walking than if you used the event car park. See second map below.

Note there is strictly NO CYCLING in Mulgrave Woods, so you may not cycle in to the arena. But if you were cycling from Whitby direction, feel free to cycle to Sandsend, lock your bike there (at your own risk) and walk in as above, rather than cycle all thew ay up Lythe Bank to the main parking!


Event overview

The North East Orienteering Association looks forward to welcoming you to the British Long and Relay Championships in 2024.

The areas are embargoed – see map of embargoed area

Entries are now open.

Saturday 13th April 2024 - Long

  • British Long Distance Championships
  • Mulgrave Woods - see map from 2016 Northern Champs
  • Elite class prizes sponsored by VJ shoes
  • Vouchers for some selected other classes from Podium Catering
  • UK Orienteering League event
  • Ward Junior Home International selection race for England team
  • European Championships selection race for GBR team
  • IOF World Ranking Event for M/W21E classes - bulletin 1 now available (v2 updated 13th January)

Sunday 14th April 2024 - Relays

  • British Relay Championships
  • Hutton Mulgrave & Skelder Woods - see map from most recent 2021 regional event
  • This will be the 50th running of the British Relay Championships with a full set of classes, after the first event in 1972, and no events in 2001 (foot & mouth), 2020 or 2021 (covid). Although see footnote on the relays page.


Both areas are near Whitby, North Yorkshire, in the North East of England. 

Travel by public transport:

  • By air – Nearest airports are Durham / Tees Valley (40 miles by road), Newcastle (75 miles by road), Leeds / Bradford (80 miles), Manchester (135 miles).
  • By rail – Nearest station is Whitby (4 miles by road). See National Rail for times and tickets.
  • By bus – See individual days for nearest bus service

Friday 12th April - Junior sprint selection race

There will be a junior sprint selection race on Friday. This is organised independently of the main BOC/BRC weekend races but we mention it here for completeness:

  • York University
  • Junior selection race for EYOC (16/18) and JWOC (18/20) with all 16/18/20 age athletes welcome
  • Junior start times 17:00-19:00
  • Opportunity for those travelling with juniors (e.g. parents) to have an informal run 19:00-19:30
  • Entries separate to BOC at Pre-Entries
  • Pre-entries site also contains further details of the race
  • This is one of the five primary selection races to select the EYOC and JWOC teams, more details in the British Orienteering selection policy


Whitby and the surrounding area offers plenty of holiday accommodation options in the seaside towns and villages and further inland. We will add links here as we spot them:

Weekend officials