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.

To keep up-to-date with the series like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

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

DateEventOrganisationLocationSenior leagueJunior leagueWebsite
Sat 9th MarchSheffield UrbanSYOPonderosaSprintSprintwebsite
Sun 10th MarchNorthern ChampsSYOWharncliffe WoodsLongLongwebsite
Sat 23rd MarchSelection SpecialLancaster University-Sprint-
Sat 23rd MarchLakes Spring WeekendLOCHaverthwaiteMiddle-website
Sun 24th MarchRed Rose ClassicSROCHampsfellLongMiddlewebsite
Sat 13th AprilScottish SpringMPAFifeMiddle-website
Sat 13th AprilScottish SpringMPAFalklandSprintSprintwebsite
Sun 14th AprilScottish SpringMPAFalkland EstateLongLongwebsite
Fri 19th AprilJK SprintSCOAAldershot GarrisonSprintSprintwebsite
Sat 20th AprilJK MiddleSCOAWindmill HillMiddleMiddlewebsite
Sun 21st AprilJK LongSCOACold AshLongLongwebsite
Sun 5th MayBritish ChampsYHOAKilnsey & ArncliffeLongLongwebsite

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

Full standings: M18 | W18 M20 W20 Men Women