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Tweet Thursday 2nd May 2019

World Schools Orienteering Championships

From 29 April to 5 May 2019, Otepaa, Estonia and Estonian School Sport Union are hosting the 18th edition of the World Schools Championship in orienteering.

Wednesday’s World Schools Championships Long distance race near Otepaa in Estonia presented the athletes with some was very challenging terrain, with a lot of saplings giving low visibility and disguising the contours. Some of the longer legs through the area provided all the team with a technical challenge similar to that experienced by the World Championships competitors in 2017.

There were two medal-winning runs from members of the England team.
Euan Tryner came in first in the younger boys (M2) Schools race, 45 seconds clear of the second-placed Finnish competitor.
Flurry Grierson finished third on the older boys (M1) Select race just 38 seconds behind the winner.

Today (Thursday 2 May 2019) is the "Cultural Day" with a visit to the old town of Tartu, with the Middle race taking place on Friday tomorrow (3 May 2019).

Above photographs of two England competitors in action.


Top-20 results for England and Scotland Juniors:



M1 – Select       

3rd   Flurry Grierson

7th   Ollie Tonge

M2 – School

1st    Euan Tryner

4th    Angus Ivory

19th  Jamie Lightfoot

M2 – Select

6th    Ewan Musgrave

7th    Tom Perry

15th  Max Moebus

W1 – School

17th    Jess Ensoll

18th    Ellie Simmonds

W1 – Select

19th   Rachel Duckworth

W2 – Select

10th   Imogen Pieters

20th   Iris Macmillan

Full results are available here.