World Cup & Junior European Championship report
There was lots of orienteering action this weekend, with another terrific victory for Scotland at the Junior Inter Regional Orienteering Championships in rainy Sheffield – see separate report.
The Scotland team didn’t need the talented 18s Lizzie Stansfield, Alice Wilson, Megan Keith, Eilidh Campbell, Peter Molloy and Matthew Gooch, who were representing Great Britain at the Junior European Championships in France.
It was in the sprint race that Megan and Grace were in the medals again this year – Grace taking Silver in the W20 class, and Megan taking Gold in W18 – what a fabulous end to the international season for these two talented athletes. There results were backed up by many great performances by other athletes – check them out here:
The British senior squad headed off to Laufen in Switzerland for the latest set of World Cup races. This series consisted of a middle race, a knock out sprint followed by a sprint race.
The knock out sprint race is a new concept – the first World Championship medals in this discipline will be handed out next year in Denmark, and it will make up part of WOC 2022 in Edinburgh – see the international orienteering website world of o http://worldofo.com/ to for maps and further details of how this interesting format works.
Results-wise, Jonny Crickmore spent a lot of time on Friday sat on the leaders ‘throne’, as he took the early lead in the middle race.
A wily run from Ralph Street saw him take an amazing bronze medal in the knock out sprint, and FVOs Kris Jones came back on the orienteering scene in style taking silver in the sprint, with Peter Hodkinson in 12th just beating Ralph Street into 13th, with Megan Carter-Davies having a good weekend, making the semi final in the knockout sprint and picking up 9th place in the sprint race.
A successful weekend all around for many athletes!
You can read more about the event at OnTheRedLine.org: