World Orienteering Selection Announcement

We are pleased to announce some early selections for the 2017 GB team that will compete at the World Orienteering Championships in Tartu, Estonia between 1st – 10th July. Early selections are made to enable the athletes selected to make best use of their preparation for the World Championships. See below for selected athletes and the disciplines they have been selected for:

Kris Jones – Individual Sprint and Sprint Relay.

Tessa Strain – Individual Sprint.

Ralph Street – At least one of individual sprint and sprint relay; at least one of middle and forest relay; long.

Jackie Newton, Performance Manager, said “We have set ourselves the target of a medal at these championships, something we have shown by selecting these three athletes early so they can move forward with their preparations.  They are three exceptionally talented athletes who, with strong performance histories, demonstrated their fitness and skill at the JK Orienteering Festival last week. All three have been on the podium at WOC in the past and we expect them to make the step up this year and to perform at a level that places them amongst the medals.”

The British Orienteering Selection documents can be found here:

Selection Round 3 will be made after the test races in Estonia 12th – 14th May. At this meeting, selections will be made for:

1.       Remaining individual places for WOC

2.       Relay pools/teams for WOC

3.       World Games Team


Posted on Thursday 20th April 2017