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Tuesday 7th July
JWOC Middle Qualifiers
 
 
Summary from the JWOC 2015 middle qualifiers
 
 
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The 2015 Junior World Orienteering Championships got underway today with the sprint event and GBR have plenty to celebrate!
 
 
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Major Event Officials Conference will be held on Saturday 5th September 2015
 
 
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Remember to register for the Open Forum and the Course Setting Seminar.
 
 
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Wednesday 1st July
UK Elite Orienteering League
 
 
In its first year in the new format, the UK Elite Orienteering League has been a great success.
 
 
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Monday 29th June
Harvester Relays 2015
 
 
Harvester overnight relays see close competition at Rushmore.
 
 
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A great atmosphere at the last GB squad training camp before WOC 2015.
 
 
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Monday 29th June
WTOC 2015
 
 
At the WTOC 2015 meeting in Zagreb, after two days of PreO competition, Ian Ditchfield (MV) was the highest placed GB competitor in 20th place
 
 
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Sunday 28th June
EYOC 2015 Sprint
 
 
The story that is remembered from the 2015 EYOC will ...
 
 
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Saturday 27th June
EYOC Relays
 
 
Today the athletes took part in the relay stage of the 2015 EYOC.
 
 
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World Orienteering Championships
Inverness, Scotland
31 July - 7 August 2015
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See the best in the world – and take part in a festival of orienteering.
Let the World Orienteering Championships begin!

Welcome to British Orienteering

Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.

Orienteering can take place anywhere from remote forest and countryside to urban parks and school playgrounds.  It's a great sport for runners, joggers and walkers who want to improve their navigation skills or for anyone who loves the outdoors. Orienteering - The adventure sport for all. Read More

JWOC Middle Qualifiers

Eight athletes competed in the Middle Qualification race in Ådalen, Rauland, with some technical orienteering challenges expected to be thrown at them throughout the day. The weather had deteriorated rapidly overnight and the warm heat of the Sprint was replaced with a more typical mountainous climate.  The rain set in soon after the first starter and temperatures were no more than 10-12 degrees for the entire event. 
 
Sasha Chepelin and Aidan Smith coped well with the tricky Nordic terrain, which was a mixture of vague contour detail and summer vegetation, making it difficult to differentiate between white and green, and visibility was low across the forest. 
 
Sarah Jones also recovered from one or two errors early on and managed to secure her A qualification with a fantastic late surge. On the flip-side, Fiona Bunn, continuing her impressive JWOC debut, missed out on qualifying for the A final by only 5 seconds. Will Rigg, Matt Elkington, Helen Ockenden and Julie Emmerson were all understandably disappointed with their results and will be striving hard over the remaining races.
 
Results summary:

M20 Heat A
1st – Simon Imark, SWE, 21:14
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11th – Aidan Smith, GBR, +3:17
15th – Alexander  Chepelin, GBR, +3:42
 
M20 Heat B
1st – Erik Andersson, SWE, 23:41
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27th – Will Rigg, GBR, +6:26
 
M20 Heat C
1st – Olli Ojanaho, FIN, 24:49
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26th – Matthew Elkington, GBR, +6:22
 
W20 Heat A
1st – Sandrine Mueller, SUI, 25:13
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27th - Julie Emmerson +9:26
 
W20 Heat B
1st – Noora Koskinen, FIN, 24:39
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21st – Fiona Bunn, GBR, +8:26
 
W20 Heat C
1st – Sara Hagstrom, SWE, 25:00
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20th – Sarah Jones, GBR, +12:40
30th - Helen Ockenden, GBR, +15:24
 
Full results can be found on the JWOC website, http://www.jwoc2015.org/
The middle final will be run tomorrow, the British start times are as follows:
 
B-Final
11:03 – Helen Ockenden
11:10 – Julie Emmerson
11:11 – Will Rigg
11:15 – Matthew Elkington
 
A-Final
12:16 – Alexander Chepelin
12:40 – Aidan Smith
12:51 – Sarah Jones
 
 
Good luck to all our finalists!

Top results for GBR at Junior World Orienteering Championships


The British team arrived in Rauland, Norway, for the 2015 Junior World Orienteering Championships on Thursday and spent two days training on the model areas in excellent weather with stunning views.

The following athletes are competing for Great Britain:

Fiona Bunn (Sprint, Middle, Relay)

Megan Carter-Davies (Sprint, Long, Relay)

Hannah Cox (Sprint, Relay)

Julie Emmerson (Middle, Long, Relay)

Sarah Jones (Sprint, Middle, Relay)

Helen Ockenden (Middle, Long, Relay)

 

Dane Blomquist (Sprint, Long, Relay)

Alexander Chepelin (Middle, Long, Relay)

Matthew Elkington (Sprint, Middle, Relay)

Chris Galloway (Sprint, Long, Relay)

Will Rigg (Middle, Long, Relay)

Aidan Smith (Sprint, Middle, Long, Relay)

 

Racing got underway today with the Sprint race in Åmot. The athletes were faced with challenging route choices from the very start. The longer route choice legs proved critical for the overall results.

Aidan Smith took Britain’s top result finishing in 7th place, 37 seconds behind Tim Robertson of New Zealand who won the sprint for the 2nd year running. Dane Blomquist made an excellent debut finishing in =23rd place. Matthew Elkington finished in =66th place in his JWOC debut and Chris Galloway struggled with sickness to finish in 92nd.

Megan Carter-Davies was best of a strong women's team taking a fantastic =17th place. Fiona Bunn finished in =34th, Hannah Cox in =44th, and Sarah Jones in 49th. An excellent set of results as all four of them were making their JWOC debuts. The girls’ race was won by Simona Aebersold of Switzerland.

These strong team results leave GBR in 7th place for the men and 5th place for the women in the team competition after one race.

 

 



Photo - Hannah Cox happy after being first starter, finisher, and race leader in the JWOC sprint.

Results summary:

M20
1st – Tim Robertson, NZL, 14:31
2nd – Aleksi Niemi, FIN, +0:03
3rd – Algirdas Bartkevicius, LTU, +0:26
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7th – Aidan Smith, GBR, +0:37
23rd – Dane Blomquist, GBR, +1:15
66th – Matthew Elington, GBR, +2:30
92nd – Chris Galloway, GBR, + 3:16

W20
1st – Simona Aebersold, SUI,  13:56
2nd – Heidi Martensson, NOR, +0:10
3rd – Karoliina Ukskoski, FIN, +0:34
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17th – Megan Carter-Davies, GBR, +1:45
34th – Fiona Bunn, GBR, +2:30
44th – Hannah Cox, GBR, +2:46
49th – Sarah Jones, GBR, +2:51

Full results can be found on the JWOC website, http://www.jwoc2015.org/

The next race is the Middle qualifier tomorrow, 6th July. The starting order for Great Britain is as follows (times shown in CET, BST +1):

11:39 – Fiona Bunn
12:01 – Sarah Jones
12:06 – Alexander Chepelin
12:51 – Julie Emmerson
12:52 – Will Rigg
12:57 – Helen Ockenden
13:20 – Aidan Smith
13:26 – Matthew Elkington

Good luck to the team, may they continue to perform well!

Item posted by Jackie Newton, Performance Manager

 

Harvester Relays 2015

This weekend the Harvester Relays were held at Rushmore in the South of England organised by the clubs from Wimbourne (WIM) and Wessex (WSX).

There was some exciting racing with the winners in both the A and B races being won or lost on the final legs.

Trophy Winners

A Relay

B Relay

Harvester Trophy (Men's Premier)

FVO Flyers – FVO

Panasonic Trophy (Women's Premier)

SO Girly - SO

Handicap Trophy

So Young and So Old - SYO

Devilla Trophy

Scared of the dark - BOK

Sutton Park Trophy

SquaDRON GOld - DRONGO

Star Posts Trophy

SNow Queens - SN

 

Happy Harvester Trophy

Farming Community - DEVON

Results published : http://www.wimborne-orienteers.org.uk/wim/15%20Harvester/Results.htm

Event photos

Item posted by Martin Ward.