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Juniors and Seniors are racing today at Hamspfell & Eggerslack, scene of world champs selection races in the past.

It's a middle distance selection race for Juniors and long for Seniors.

Athletes will need to be accurate on the wooded slope to prevent overshooting downhill and surefooted on the limestone.

Start lists: sientries.co.uk/list.php?event_id=5379
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William Gardner and Megan Carter-Davies extended their leads at the top of the Seniors classes by winning convincingly in Haverthwaite yesterday.

"I feel satisfied that my technical performance is coming together at the right point of the season but there is still stuff to work on. It was brilliant fun and great planning" said Will.

Lakeland OC's middle courses made good use of the top of the hill and the slope including a section of rough-open-scattered-gorse requiring some urban orienteering skills.

Pete Bray was two minutes behind but crucially ahead of Ben Mitchell in the race for points - expect a good battle going forward.

Sarah Jones (2nd overall last year) was second here just in front of Zoe Harding.

Results at: lakeland-orienteering.org.uk/results
Photos: flickr.com/photos/144212955@N04/albums/72157679506379888/page4
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2 weeks ago

UK Elite Orienteering League

Congratulations to all racing in Sheffield this weekend. The weather was trying and the courses testing on both days.

Series points have been calculated and are up on the website already: ukeliteoleague.org.uk/2019-2

Saturday’s sprint saw competitors thrown into the hilly Ponderosa housing estate with very careful map-reading needed in the central section to escape without significant time-loss. Speed-endurance was being tested towards the end!

Today’s Northern Champs started from the northern end of Wharncliffe which meant it was consistently in the best parts of the area. The rocky scarp was well used with decisions needed on the longer legs between hillier path routes and direct rough routes.

William Gardner (Octavian Droobers) and Megan Carter-Davies (Mid Wales) are at the top of the Seniors. Both are making the series a priority this year. Will anyone be able to unseat them?

Ben Mitchell (Swansea Bay) in 2nd could, he claims he hasn’t done any intervals yet this season. Consistent Richard Robinson (Nottingham) sits in 3rd.

Cecilie Andersen (Bristol, in 2nd) is making a cracking start to the series with a second and a third, closely followed by Fay Walsh (Edinburgh University).

Hardcore Juniors racing both days have been rewarded.

Lizzie Stansfield (Forth Valley) lies first in W18 ahead of Mairi Eades (Interlopers) and Isabelle Hodgson (South Yorkshire). In M18 its Dominic Dakin (South Yorkshire) followed by Matthew Rochester (Claro) then William Thomas (Mid Wales).

Lizzie also sits top of W20 jointly with Roanne Lilley (Edinburgh University), Megan Harrison (East Pennine) in third. Harry Scott (Sheffield University) is the M20 leader after winning on Saturday, Alasdair Pedley (Edinburgh University) is next with Dominic Dakin third.

Thanks to South Yorkshire Orienteers for a tough weekend of orienteering.

ROUND 1 - PONDEROSA - SHORT
Results: southyorkshireorienteers.org.uk/…/2019-03-09-pond…/index.htm
Winsplits: syo.routegadget.co.uk/rg2/#179
Routegadget: syo.routegadget.co.uk/rg2/#179
Photos: flickr.com/photos/144212955@N04/albums/72157707452980244

ROUND 2 - WHARNCLIFFE - LONG
Results: southyorkshireorienteers.org.uk/…/2019-03-10…/results_v1.htm
Winsplits: obasen.orientering.se/winsplits/online/en/default.asp…
Routegadget: syo.routegadget.co.uk/rg2/#180
Photos: flickr.com/photos/144212955@N04/albums/72157677113878767
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It’s back. The UK Elite Orienteering League is in Sheffield and start lists are stacked with with top names eager to begin the 2019 season.

Some Seniors have been warming themselves up in Portugal to get ready for the mean streets and woods of Sheffield. It’s time to find out if they can transfer their pace back to the UK.

Saturday’s sprint start times are seeded so we’re set for exciting racing around Ponderosa.

Sunday’s Northern Championships is a Junior selection race making the younger end of the field stronger still. As an area champs the courses are full-length classics and Wharncliffe’s steep rocky slopes will provide a proper test.

Are you ready?
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1 month ago

UK Elite Orienteering League

More details of Scottish Spring on 13/14th April have been released.

Due to its reliabilty for high-class orienteering Scottish Spring has become a permanent fixture in the League. This year a middle, sprint and long distance races will be squeezed into around Fife.

Kris Jones is planning the middle distance in Tentsmuir’s forested dunes which kicks the programme off on the Saturday. The afternoon’s sprint will be at Falkland village with its former royal Palace and Gardens. Falkland Estate, just above the village, hosts Sunday’s Scottish Orienteering League race on a (largely) brand new map of forest and open hill.

The weekend is overseen by the Masterplan Adventure crew with help from the Scottish Elite Development Squad (SEDS), Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad (ScotJOS) and various local clubs. If you able to assist please email info@scottishspring.uk.

Full details at scottishspring.uk. Entries opening soon. #ukeol #scottishspring #masterplanadventure
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