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2019 Junior World Orienteering Championships Starts This Weekend

The 2019 Junior World Orienteering Championships are taking place in Silkeborg, Denmark over the next 10 days. The British team flew out to Aarhus on Thursday morning to take in a final couple of training runs ahead of the model events on Saturday, before the competition kicks off for real on Sunday with the Sprint. 

The team features a mix of JWOC debutants and veterans with Fiona Bunn leading the pack at her fifth Junior World Championships. The other returners in the team are Grace Molloy, Alastair Thomas, Laura King, Niamh Hunter and Eddie Narbett. 

The 6 debutants feature two final year M20's, in Freddie Carcas and Finlay Todd , and four others, who will be hoping that this is the first of a run of attempts at JWOC. 

Full team 

Men Women

Freddie Carcas (LUOC/INT)  

Zac Hudd (WCOC) 

Eddie Narbett (EUOC/BOK) 

Peter Molloy (FVO)  

Alastair Thomas (EUOC/WCOC)  

Finlay Todd (GUOC/INVOC) 

Fiona Bunn (CUOC/TVOC) 

Eilidh Campbell (MAROC) 

Megan Keith (INVOC) 

Laura King (EUOC/AIRE) 

Niamh Hunter (WCOC) 

Grace Molloy (FVO) 

The sprint will take place in the suburbs of Aarhus, kicking off a good week of races for the GB team, with the organisers planning on including some uncrossable artificial barriers making it a potentially tricky sprint. The team have reported that the forests are really clean and runnable in the main, so we are looking forward to some fast forest racing.

Programme

Date

Activity Location
Saturday 6 July Model Event for Sprint and Long Distance Silkeborg
Sunday 7 July Sprint Lyseng
Monday 8 July Long Distance Velling - Snabegaard
Tuesday 9 July Model Event for Middle Distance and Relay Gjern Bakker
Wednesday 10 July Middle Distance, qualification Gjern Bakker
Thursday 11 July Middle Distance, final Gjern Bakker
Friday 12 July Relay Thorsø Bakker

You can follow all the action on https://www.jwoc2019.dk/

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