Date: Thursday 23 June 2016
Chobham Manor LLP has showed their support for the British Orienteering Sprint Championships, by kindly donating £1,000 in sponsorship towards this major event!
Organised by British Orienteering, South East Orienteering Association and Chigwell and Epping Forest Orienteering Club, this exciting competition took place on Saturday 11th June at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.
The £1,000 cash boost was used to fund bibs and prize-giving podiums for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Event Organiser of the British Orienteering Sprint Championships, Tim Pribul, says: “This was the first time an orienteering event had been staged in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and in doing so it gave us a rare opportunity to showcase orienteering in a public space. We usually host these competitions in remote places in the hills!
“Orienteering is not currently an Olympic sport. However, supporting the legacy of the Olympic Park is something we have very much wanted to do for some time.
“It was a real achievement for us to be able to hold the event at such an iconic venue and we feel delighted and very privileged.”
Orienteering is a sport which requires navigational skills using a map and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain, moving at speed.
The British Orienteering Sprint Championships involved more than 1,000 runners across a number of courses tailored to suit different age groups and abilities. Some of the courses included the Chobham Manor Sales and Marketing Suite as part of the route.
Chobham Manor is the first residential neighbourhood at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It has been designed and delivered by Chobham Manor LLP, a joint venture between us and L&Q – one of the capital’s largest residential developers.
Participants in the competition ran for about 15 minutes, navigating their way around the Park during the heats in the morning, while later in the day the results from the heats determined the running order for the finals. Standing on the sponsored podiums, winners received medals during a prize-giving ceremony at the end of the day.
Tim Pribul explains: “Orienteering is something that the whole family can get involved with. We often see three or four people taking part from the same family.
“We would like to thank Chobham Manor LLP for their generous sponsorship of £1,000 towards the British Orienteering Sprint Championships. We are very appreciative and it was great to have such well-known organisations supporting our sport.”
Michael O’Leary, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey East London, says: “When we heard that the British Orienteering Sprint Championships were coming to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park we really wanted to show our support and get involved.
“It was fantastic to see so many people of all ages taking part in this unique event and we were very proud to be official sponsors. Congratulations to the organisers and all the volunteers for putting on such a brilliant competition and well done to all participants.”