UK Elite Orienteering League

ukeolThe 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 2016 league winners:

  • Senior Men – 1st Jonny Crickmore, 2nd Graham Gristwood, 3rd Kris Jones
  • U23 winner Jonny Crickmore
  • Senior Women – 1st Alice Leage, 2nd Kirstin Maxwell, 3rd Laura Goy
  • U23 winner Rona Lindsay
  • M20 – 1st Alexander Cheplin, 2nd Harrison McCartney, 3rd Will Rigg
  • W20 – 1st Fiona Bunn, 2nd Beth Hanson, 3rd Jenny Rickets
  • M18 – 1st Harrison McCartney, 2nd Matthew Felbaum, 3rd Alex Carcas
  • W18 – 1st Fiona Bunn, 2nd Pippa Dakin, 3rd Emma Wilson

See below for the provisional 2017 league events.  If you are interested in sponsoring the 2017 series, either with a contribution to the cash prize fund, or with clothing, or equipment, please get in contact.  In return we can promise publicity at the major races in the UK orienteering calendar 2017, as well as being associated with the elite orienteering scene.

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2017 league events

DateEventLocationSenior league?Junior league?Website
Sat 25th MarchSpecial junior selection race (*)Warwick UniversityNot part of senior leagueSprintdetails
Sun 26th MarchWarwickshire Orienteering Weekend & Midlands ChampsBentley WoodNot part of senior leagueMiddlewebsite
Sat 1st AprilDouble DukesSouth AchrayMiddleMiddlewebsite
Sun 2nd AprilDouble DukesTrossachsLongLongwebsite
Fri 14th AprilJK Sprint (WRE)Brunel UniversitySprintSprintwebsite
Sat 15th AprilJK Middle (WRE)Ambersham CommonMiddleMiddlewebsite
Sun 16th AprilJK Long (WRE)HolmbushLongLongwebsite
Sat 6th MayBritish Champs LongHigh DamLongLongwebsite
Sat 20th MayScottish ChampsGullane DunesLongLongwebsite

(*) Note: the scores for the first UKEOL junior league race will be taken from the special junior sprint selection race being staged at Warwick University for M/W18-20s.  This is separate from, and with start times before, the main Rugby urban race on Saturday (which is not part of UKEOL).  Preliminary details for this special junior sprint selection / UKEOL race available here, email Paul Murgatroyd to enter.

Juniors: Best 5 scores from first 8 races to count, plus the final Scottish Champs race

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