British TrailO Championships 2019 was held in Scarborough on Monday 26 August.
There were 35 competitors in the Elite class.
The 2019 British Champion is Tom Dobra (Bristol Orienteering Klub), the Junior Champion is River Edis-Smith (Manchester and District Orienteering Club) and the Para Champion is Colin Duckworth (Thames Valley Orienteering Club). Silver and bronze medallists are Anne Straube (Octavian Droobers) and John Kewley (Manchester and District Orienteering Club) respectively.
The Elite course of 20 controls, plus 1 timed control station with two tasks, was set in Scarborough South Cliff Gardens, a complex maze of paths and gardens/forest, some of the gardens ornamental, on in places steeply sloping ground. One control was voided - E7, a long-distance siting to two flags on the sea-edge wall - because of inconsistent siting lines from different viewpoints.
Thanks go to Organisers / Planners Peter and Christine Roberts (Eborienteers) together with helpers from Eborienteers and a number of other clubs around the UK. Clive Allen (Southern Navigators) was Controller, and David Horn (Eborienteers) Assistant Controller and Controller on the day, ably assisted for jury purposes by Steve Whitehead (Eborienteers).
1. Tom Dobra (Bristol Orienteering Klub) 19 points + 74 seconds
2. Anne Straube (Octavian Droobers) 18 + 97
3. John Kewley (Manchester and District Orienteering Club) 17 + 31
4. Kieran Marsh (Eborienteers) 17 + 39
5. Charles Bromley Gardner (British Army Orienteering Club) 17 + 74
6. River Edis-Smith (Manchester and District Orienteering Club) 17 + 78
Winners of the Standard class are Daniel Figg (Eborienteers) and Edward Stott (South London Orienteers), both with 12 out of 15 points.
For more information:
British Trail Orienteering Championships 2019 results available here.
White Rose 2019 Standard Trail-O results here.
Further news about Trail-O can be found on British Orienteering's mini-site here.
Photo credits: Steve Whitehead (Eborienteers)