GBR WTOC 2012 Team
John Kewley, The GBR Team Manager provides a more detailed report from the World Trail Orienteering Championships 2012 that recently took place in Scotland.
On day 2 of the World Trail Orienteering Championships, current British Champion Ian Ditchfield (MV) scored a perfect 25 out of 25 points to move from 16th to a podium 5th place in the Open competition. This was Ian's 3rd WTOC and was his first perfect score in TrailO.
While GBR has had plenty of success over the years in the Paralympic class this was the highest ever position for GBR in the Open class. Had Ian got one more control correct on day 1 he'd have been World Champion. This was a great week for Ian after his 7th in the World TempO Trophy.
Photo: Ian Ditchfield on the podium at WTOC 2012 (Credit: CompassSport)
The other World TempO Trophy results for GBR were Clive Allen (SN) in an excellent 13th with John Kewley (MDOC) a disappointing 37th. TempO which is speed TrailO is expected to become a full championship discipline at WTOC 2013 and is typically dominated by the younger competitors.
The other British performances in WTOC Open were John Kewley in 11th, one place lower than last year, and ETOC 2010 Bronze medallist Clive Allen in 37th. After getting off on the wrong foot with some technical difficulties early in day 1, John Crosby (NATO) had a much better second day ending up 26th in the WTOC Paralympic class.
The Team competition (based on the day 2 performances) saw GBR in 7th place, one place off the podium just as they were a few weeks ago at ETOC.
Congratulations to all who competed and to the many volunteers that made the event a success.
Item posted by Caroline Povey
Posted on Saturday 16th June 2012