Scotland Vets Selection Policy for VHI 2016

VHI Northern Ireland 3rd/4th Sept

The 2016 Veteran Home Internationals will take place on 3rd/4th September 2016 at Cassy Corner, Kilkeel Co. Down, combined with the Northern Ireland Long Distance Championships. Please note that this is a new date to avoid a clash with the Compass Sport Cup Final.

11th Feb 16

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The Scottish team will be selected using the results of the following races:

JK Day 2 Saturday 26th March Wass Forest (Long)
JK Day 3 Sunday 27th March Kilnsey (Long)
SOL 2 Sunday 10th April Culteucher & Dron (INT)
SOL 3 Sunday 8th May Affric North (INVOC)
Scottish Champs Saturday 21st May Braemar
SOL4 Sunday 5th June Baluain (ESOC)

Selections will be announced in mid June.

Orienteers need to compete in at least two of these races to be considered. Greater weight will be given to the results of the Scottish Champs and JK. In the event of a close contest and for potential team members not based in Scotland the selectors will also look at the results from the British Long Distance Championships.

If you are recovering from injury or illness but likely to recover in time for the VHI, please let the team manager know, and the selectors will try to take that into account.   

At Level B events you should preferably run the appropriate colour coded class for your age group, i.e. 

Brown: M35, M40

Short Brown: M45, M50

Blue: M55, M60, W35, W40

Short Blue: M65, W45, W50

Green: W55, W60

Short Green: W65

For those competitors who like to run up, their results will be taken into account on a minutes/km basis.

In general a ‘retired’ or ‘disqualified’ will be taken to be the equivalent of a very poor run: those wishing to be selected should take every precaution to avoid mispunching in a selection race.

We are hoping for a strong team. If you would like to be considered, please keep the date free and start training! 

Anyone who thinks they may be missed, e.g. because they are not based in Scotland, please get in touch to ensure you are considered.

Team Manager and Selector: Janice Nisbet (ESOC)

Mobile: 07827 329796E-mail Janice at:

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by Paul Frost