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 2016 league winners (follow the links to the full standings):
- 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
Generous sponsorship continued from Deeside Orienteering and Leisure maps and ggmaps in the 2016 league.
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.
Well done to everyone who competed in the races – see you again next year!
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