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Tweet Monday 10th September 2018

WCOC win Peter Palmer Junior Relays for a third successive year!

The Peter Palmer Junior Relays successfully took place last weekend September 8-9th at Tankersley near Sheffield.  South Yorkshire Orienteers (SYO) organised an excellent event, including training on Saturday, overnight accommodation for all teams and the main relay event starting in the dark at 5 am.

Photos by Robert Lines

Winners of the three trophy categories were:

  • WCOC Incredibles (West Cumberland OC)             Peter Palmer Trophy       Main relay          
  • GO Bananas 1 (Guildford Orienteers)                      Norwich Anniversary      Small clubs         
  • SYO Killer Bees (South Yorkshire Orienteers)       Joan George Trophy        Young teams

The new shorter Daybreak relay with 4 legs per team was also won by Guildford Orienteers. 

The event was sponsored by Tio Mila, Sweden.   Göran Reinholdsson from the Tio Mila organisation presented WCOC as the winning club with a free entry and accommodation to the Junior Tia Mila race in Sweden in April 2019.   

Nick Lightfoot, the course planner from SYO, commented: “Peter Palmer was an inspirational junior leader and orienteering coach.  He would have been proud to see the enthusiasm shown by all the juniors this weekend”. 

See an excellent Youtube video of the event here made by Ben O’Donnell M14 and his family from DVO.

Thanks to the SYO organising team for a fantastic weekend!

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