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.
2019 Is Here!
See below for the races in the 2019 UK Elite Orienteering League which is set to be another cracker. We’ve got more sprint races in the programme, and a more rounded geographical distribution. Good luck to everyone taking part!
2019 league events
|Date||Event||Organisation||Location||Senior league||Junior league||Website|
|Sat 9th March||Sheffield Urban||SYO||Ponderosa||Sprint||Sprint||website|
|Sun 10th March||Northern Champs||SYO||Wharncliffe Woods||Long||Long||website|
|Sat 23rd March||Selection Special||Lancaster University||-||Sprint||-|
|Sat 23rd March||Lakes Spring Weekend||LOC||Haverthwaite||Middle||-||website|
|Sun 24th March||Red Rose Classic||SROC||Hampsfell||Long||Middle||website|
|Sat 13th April||Scottish Spring||MPA||Fife||Middle||-||website|
|Sat 13th April||Scottish Spring||MPA||Falkland||Sprint||Sprint||website|
|Sun 14th April||Scottish Spring||MPA||Falkland Estate||Long||Long||website|
|Fri 19th April||JK Sprint||SCOA||Aldershot Garrison||Sprint||Sprint||website|
|Sat 20th April||JK Middle||SCOA||Windmill Hill||Middle||Middle||website|
|Sun 21st April||JK Long||SCOA||Cold Ash||Long||Long||website|
|Sun 5th May||British Champs||YHOA||Kilnsey & Arncliffe||Long||Long||website|
Scoring: Best 6 scores from first 9 races for juniors, best 6 scores from first 10 races for seniors, the final British Champs race to count for all. At least 1 and maximum 3 scores from any one discipline (sprint/middle/long) to count. See scoring for full details.
If you are interested in sponsoring the league in future years, either with a contribution to the cash prize fund, or with clothing, or equipment, please email us. In return we can promise publicity at the major races in the UK orienteering calendar, as well as being associated with the elite orienteering scene.
Final Standings For The 2018 League
- Senior Men: 1st Chris Smithard, 2nd Alasdair McLeod 3rd Will Gardner
- U23 Men: 1st Matt Elkington, 2nd Ali Masson, 3rd Alexander Chepelin
- Senior Women: 1st Jessica Tullie, 2nd Sarah Jones, 3rd Aislinn Prendergast
- U23 Women: 1st Sarah Jones, 2nd Megan Carter-Davies, 3rd Cecilie Andersen
- M20: 1st Alex Carcas, 2nd Matthew Fellbaum, 3rd Alastair Thomas
- M18: 1st Alastair Thomas, 2nd Daniel Spencer, 3rd Joseph Wright
- W20: 1st Grace Molloy, 2nd Chloe Potter, 3rd Niamh Hunter
- W18: 1st Grace Molloy, 2nd Niamh Hunter, 3rd Eilidh Campbell