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Share  Tweet Tuesday 28th June 2022

Interview with GB's Silver Medal Winning Sprint Relay Team

Interview with GB's Silver Medal Winning Sprint Relay Team after World Orienteering Champs 2022.

Athletes Charlotte Ward, Ralph Street, Kris Jones, Megan Carter-Davies.

Interviewer Katherine Bett.

Production by @OnTheRedLineO.

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Share  Tweet Monday 27th June 2022

Great Britain take Silver in the Mixed Sprint Relay at the World Championships

Great Britain take Silver in the Mixed Sprint Relay at the World Orienteering Championships, Denmark.

GB team (left to right): Charlotte Ward, Ralph Street, Kris Jones, Megan Carter-Davies

Sunday saw the first race of the World Orienteering Championships, the Mixed Sprint Relay. Taking place in the complex old city centre of Kolding Denmark, the route choice involved railway and river as well as narrow streets, alleyways, and backyards.

The GB team of Charlotte Ward, Ralph Street, Kris Jones, and Megan Carter-Davies was going into the Championships as one of the strong contenders for a medal, especially after a good performance in World Cup 1, where the team was also hit by illness.

Charlotte Ward (GB) ran a confident and strong first Leg handing over to Ralph Street (GB) in 3rd place. The race was already thought to be both physically and navigationally challenging but during the second Leg, several of the international teams made an unexpected error that cost 30-45 seconds. Ralph however demonstrated his strong navigational skills to not follow the pack but make his own route choice which saw him hand over to Kris Jones (GB) in 2nd place.

Kris Jones (GB) who showed exceptional performances on the track last year, ran a great leg to hand over to Megan Carter-Davies (GB) in 1st place, with World Champion Tove Alexandersson (SWE) starting close behind. Alexandersson once again demonstrated her usual strength and speed, and although Megan kept her within sight for a good proportion of the course, she finished well ahead after the final forking.

Kris Jones said after the race: "I had a really stable race, but I knew that the guys before me had done their job well, so I just needed to go out and do my job, nothing special, but also do the best I could to hand Megan out in a good position on the last Leg."

 

 

 

 

Charlotte Ward says:  “This medal feels like it’s been coming for a long time now. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be part of this incredible team. We all believed we could do it!  This medal is for so many other people as well.  For all our teammates that push us, for the coaches, and for all the supporters at home. Thank you to everyone!”

 

 

 

 

 

This is the first Relay medal won at the World Championships since 2008 and hopefully the start of a great Championship.

Megan running into the Finish to team mates
Big hugs!

 

Sprint Relay results

1. Sweden (Lina Strand, Max Peter Bejmer, Gustav Bergman, Tove Alexandersson)
2. Great Britain (Charlotte Ward, Ralph Street, Kris Jones, Megan Carter Davies) + 1.02
3. Norway (Ane Dyrkorn, Lukas Liland, Kasper Fosser, Andrine Benjaminsen) + 1.41
4. Switzerland + 1.47
5. Denmark + 1.49
6. France + 1.52

GB Charlotte Ward
GB Ralph Street
Cheering on GB from the crowd
GB Megan Carter-Davies
GB Kris JonesĀ 
Congratulations GB on a solid team performance

Results and more can be found at IOF LIVE.

 

Congratulations to the GB team…Charlotte Ward, Ralph Street, Kris Jones, Megan Carter-Davies.

Fantastic result!  Well done, and very well deserved.

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The next event is the Knock-Out Sprint on Tuesday (28 June), with a qualification in the morning and quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals in the afternoon.

The Knock-Out Sprint event saw Megan Carter-Davies bring home a silver medal in the recent World Cup 1, behind Alexandersson (SWE), and will also have GB Ralph Street, Kris Jones, and Charlotte Ward joined by GB Jonathan Crickmore, and GB Grace Molloy.

Follow the competition at IOF LIVE - Knock-Out Sprint

The Individual Sprint will take place this Thursday (30 June).

 

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All photo credits: IOF / William Hollowell

Photo Dmytro Levin
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Share  Tweet Saturday 25th June 2022

A historic World Orienteering Championships is about to start - don't miss it!

The first sprint-only World Orienteering Championships begins on Sunday afternoon (26 June) in Denmark.

The first race tomorrow will be the Sprint Relay in Kolding.

Two days later (Tuesday 28 June), the Knock-Out Sprint will have its debut on the WOC program in the fortified city Fredericia, before the Sprint completes the championships in Vejle on Thursday, June 30.

Follow all the action live here.

Wishing the GB team all the very best of luck. 

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Share  Tweet Monday 10th August 2020

Selection Race Update - Entries are now open!

Having spent much of the past three days working on the final details, we can announce that we will be holding the Selection Race Weekend on 28th-30th August in the Southern Lakes.

The race programme will comprise a Sprint in Windermere on Friday (28 August) late afternoon (starts from approximately 4.30pm - 6pm), a Long on Saturday afternoon (29 August) and a Middle on Sunday morning (30 August), with both forest races being held on the Graythwaite Estate. Both of these areas are now under embargo until the conclusion of the race weekend.

Entries are now open via SiEntries here.

Selection Race Weekend

The deadline for entries is midnight, Sunday 23rd August.

All races will be seeded in accordance with British Orienteering rules and start times based on this process. The details of the race specifics are currently being worked on by the team of organisers, planners and controllers and we hope that provisional details will be published soon.

We will also ensure that all racing will comply with the latest covid-secure guidelines. If athletes are unable to attend the racing weekend for fitness, personal or COVID related reasons, they should contact Paul Murgatroyd (pmurgatroyd@britishorienteering.org.uk) and outline their situation, so that this can be considered by the selection panel.

The races will be used to select for EJOC and the Talent Assessment camp/squad and the final selection policy documents related to this are being worked on currently and should be up on the British Orienteering website by the end of this week.

Paul Murgatroyd
Head Coach for Talent
British Orienteering

 

EYOC and Junior European Championships Update
Previous news article can be found here.

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