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
1st Euan Tryner
4th Angus Ivory
19th Jamie Lightfoot
6th Ewan Musgrave
7th Tom Perry
15th Max Moebus
W1 – School
17th Jess Ensoll
18th Ellie Simmonds
19th Rachel Duckworth
10th Imogen Pieters
20th Iris Macmillan
Full results are available here.