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!
2016 league events
|Date||Event||Location||Senior league?||Junior league?||Website|
|Fri 25th March||JK Sprint (WRE)||Leeds University||Sprint||Sprint||website|
|Sat 26th March||JK Middle||Wass Forest, North Yorkshire||Middle||Middle||website|
|Sun 27th March||JK Long (WRE)||Kilnsey, North Yorkshire||Long||Long||website|
|Sat 16th April||Northern Champs weekend sprint||Whitby||Sprint||Sprint||website|
|Sun 17th April||Northern Champs (WRE)||Mulgrave Woods, Whitby||Long||Middle||website|
|Sat 23rd April||Scottish Spring (JOK chasing sprint)||Faskally, Pitlochry||Chasing sprint (middle)||-||website|
|Sun 24th April||Scottish Spring (WRE)||Bonskeid, Pitlochry||Middle||-||website|
|Sat 30th April||British Champs Long||Brown Clee||Long||Long||website|
|Sat 21st May||Scottish Champs||Balmoral, Deeside||-||Long||website|
|Sat 11th June||British Champs Sprint||Olympic Park, London||Sprint||-||website|
|Sun 12th June||British Champs Middle||Leith Hill, Dorking||Middle||-||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