Entries for Scottish Spring are open until the end of the week so get yours in ASAP if you haven't already.
Saturday's sprint distance and Sunday's long are Rounds 1 and 2 of the 2018 UK Elite Orienteering League (counting for seniors only). They are just part of packed weekend of quality orienteering around Stirling staged by SEDS, ScotJOS and members of the GB team.
This sprint/long combo will test both your speed and endurance as you transition from winter training to domestic competition season.
Rosyth Castlandhill has been used for training previously but this is the first oppportunity to race through its estates and allyways. Auchingarrich on the other hand has a reputation for being physically and technically challenging with a mix of detailed open hillside, plantation forest and a surprisingly intricate network of rides.
Full details and entry link at scottishspring.weebly.com ... See MoreSee Less
The UK Elite Orienteering League returns for 2018. Over 10 rounds from March to May athletes will battle through the toughest terrain to determine who is the best all-round orienteer in the UK. Those on top will win a slice of the cash prize fund.
Get your entries in to the races below and check ukeliteoleague.org.uk for full scoring details and more...
RACES FOR YOUR DIARY
1 - 24th March - Scottish Spring - Sprint - Rosyth (S)
2 - 25th March - Scottish Spring - Long - Auchingarrich (S)
3 - 30th March - JK Festival - Sprint - MOD Stafford
4 - 1st April - JK Festival - Middle - Brereton Spurs
5 - 2nd April - JK Festival - Long - Beaudesert
6 - 14th April - Lakes Weekend - Middle - Graythwaite
7 - 15th April - Lakes Weekend - Long - Lingmoor
8 - 21st April - Selection Special - Sprint - York University (J)
9 - 22nd April - Northern Champs - Long Wass (J)
Final - 19th May - British Champs - Long - Balmoral
Classes: MW21, MWU23, MW20, MW18
Prizes: For at at least the top three in each class
Scoring Best four of Rounds 1-9 + Final.
J/S: Juniors/Senior counter only.
SUPPORT THE LEAGUE - SUPPORT THE SPORT
Providing prize-money to winners and runners-up is one way the League supports established and up-and-coming athletes.
We can only do this thanks to the generous donations of supporters who last year built the prize fund to £600, distributed to 22 different people, most of whom went on to compete internationally through the summer.
If you care about backing our performance athletes please join in donating at donorbox.org/ukeol and check ukeliteoleague.org.uk/support. Every little helps.
KEEP YOURSELF UP TO DATE
We have created a new Facebook page so give us a like there, joined Instagram and will continue to post on Twitter @ukeliteoleague.
Keep an eye out for articles in CompassSport, posts on Nopesport and the British Orienteering website.
Best of luck for 2018!
UK Elite Orienteering League Coordinator ... See MoreSee Less