UK Elite Orienteering League

The UK Elite Orienteering League defines the must-do races for elites and aspiring elites. It consists of the most competitive races at biggest events, and it will provide a true test to find  the best ‘all round’ orienteers in the UK.

Congratulations to the 2015 winners- you can find them and the final standings here.

See below for the 2016 races.  Once again it is set to be an exciting season of top quality racing.  We are also introducing a U23 category in the senior league, for aspiring athletes just moving up to the senior ranks.

Generous sponsorship from Deeside Orienteering and Leisure maps and ggmaps continue into 2016, with others expected to be added.  If you are interested in sponsoring the 2016 series, either with a contribution to the cash prize fund, or with clothing, or equipment, or donations towards new U23 trophies, please get in contact.  In return we can promise publicity at the major races in the UK orienteering calendar 2016, as well as being associated with the elite orienteering scene.

Good luck to everyone competing in the races!

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2016 league events

DateEventLocationSenior league?Junior league?Website
Fri 25th MarchJK Sprint (WRE)Leeds UniversitySprintSprintwebsite
Sat 26th MarchJK MiddleWass Forest, North YorkshireMiddleMiddlewebsite
Sun 27th MarchJK Long (WRE)Kilnsey, North YorkshireLongLongwebsite
Sat 16th AprilNorthern Champs weekend sprintWhitbySprintSprintwebsite
Sun 17th AprilNorthern Champs (WRE)Mulgrave Woods, WhitbyLongMiddlewebsite
Sat 23rd AprilScottish Spring (JOK chasing sprint)Faskally, PitlochryChasing sprint (middle)-website
Sun 24th AprilScottish Spring (WRE)Bonskeid, PitlochryMiddle-website
Sat 30th AprilBritish Champs LongBrown CleeLongLongwebsite
Sat 21st MayScottish ChampsBalmoral, Deeside-Longwebsite
Sat 11th JuneBritish Champs SprintOlympic Park, LondonSprint-website
Sun 12th JuneBritish Champs MiddleLeith Hill, DorkingMiddle-website

Seniors: Best 5 scores from first 9 races to count, plus the final British middle race

Juniors: Best 4 scores from first 6 races to count, plus the final Scottish long race