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Tweet Wednesday 25th September 2019

Junior European Cup this weekend!

This weekend sees the final junior international competition of a long season, as the GB squad fly out to the Ardeche region in France to compete in the 2019 version of the Junior European Cup (JEC).

Over 270 athletes from 22 nations will be taking part in the three featured races, including a sprint on Friday, a forest long on Saturday and a relay on Sunday.

The British team includes a range of athletes from the M/W18 and 20 classes and features two of the medallists from JWOC (Grace Molloy and Megan Keith) along with other members from that memorable team, such as Alastair Thomas, Niamh Hunter, Eilidh Campbell, Peter Molloy and Zac Hudd, all of whom will be looking to build on that experience in preparation for next season's assault on JWOC in Turkey.

Also running this weekend will be David Bunn, Flurry Grierson, Matthew Gooch, Alice Wilson, Lizzie Stansfield and sister's, Tara and Anika Schwarze-Chintapatla, most of whom experienced international orienteering at EYOC in Belarus earlier this summer.

Paul Murgatroyd, Head Coach for Talent, said;

"This competition allows us to continue to give valuable overseas experience to many of the athletes who we see as major contenders for the JWOC team next season and is a stepping stone in their development as elite orienteers, able to compete with the best on the international stage. The team is an exciting blend of experience and raw talent and it will be interesting to see how they fare in what promises to be a great JEC in fabulous terrain."




Further information on the competition can be found on the Junior European Cup website

Further information on the event programme and the GB athletes competing can be found here.