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The NVii Forest 1 is the official shoe of Lakes Reloaded. With 15 tungsten metal studs and SuperFabric reinforced upper these shoes are ready for all the rocks and brash the Lake District will throw at you.

We are pleased to add @nvii_Str8_uk as sponsors of the UK Elite Orienteering League providing £50 vouchers for category winners and £30 vouchers for runners up. NVii shoes and Str8 compasses will be on demo at the races and are available direct from @nvii_str8_uk at nviistr8.uksales@gmail.com. Both brands are also available online from Formline.uk.

If you haven’t converted your Lakes Reloaded invite to an entry you have two hours remaining!

We will seed Saturday’s startlist on Tuesday. You can get excited from Wednesday.

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4 weeks ago

UK Elite Orienteering League

Entries are now open to Lakes Reloaded: the first senior races after lockdown.

A middle distance on 3rd October pm on Rusland Beeches will be followed by a long on Graythwaite on 4th October am. These are some of the Lakes toughest areas and we have employed planners Martin Bagness and Chris Heppenstall to maximise the challenge.

The target audience is MW21/35s followed by older juniors. If outside that range you are welcome to register onto the pre-selection list but you may not make the cut if oversubscribed as limited entry slots are available.

Please register onto the pre-selection list by Sunday 13th September. We will make cut by Sunday 20th September so you can sort accommodation and make final entries by 27th September.

Full details and entry links at ukeliteoleague.org.uk/2020-2/#LR

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4 weeks ago

UK Elite Orienteering League

Juniors got back to orienteering over the bank holiday weekend with three fantastic races in three days.

SPRINT

Friday was novel, with a half-forest half-urban sprint in Windermere. When was the last one of those in the UK!? In the 20s Alastair Thomas came out on top putting 30s into second place Thomas Laraia ahead of Daniel Spencer.

In W20 Grace Molloy was a minute clear of Eilidh Campbell (bottom year W20) followed by Niamh Hunter.

We tipped Joe Hudd to do well this year in our season preview, and we were right. Taking the win in M18 ahead of Flurry Grierson and last year’s winner Peter Molloy.

In W18 last year’s winner did come out on top, Lizzie Stansfield from Rachel Brown and Alice Wilson.

LONG

Now that’s a proper long leg. Competitors started in the green, nabbed a couple of controls in the white before embarking on a 2k epic of a leg across the area.

Dan Spencer made a return to form to take the M20 win whilst Grace Molloy kept ahead of the rest of the women.

Eilidh Campbell must have had a great lockdown with another 2nd place from Niamh Hunter.

M18 Matthew Gooch pushed it close against the M20s, finishing on the same time as Thomas only 14s down on Spencer.

In W18 Rachel Brown takes her debut Elite League win closely followed by the chasing pack of Lizzie Stansfield and Rachel Duckworth.

MIDDLE

This looked to be the most fun race of the weekend featuring lots of green. With a 20-25 minute winning time there is very little chance to make up even for small mistakes, let alone a 10 minutes trauma.

Thomas and Spencer swapped places at the top again and were followed by three M18s (Hudd, Gooch & Grierson) before Stanley Heap came in as the next M20.

Times were tighter in the women’s competition. Niamh Hunter reasserted her dominance in tough forests following on from her win on Birsemore back in March with consistent Campbell took ANOTHER second place with Alice Wilson just 14s behind.

We think that that some guys would have done better if it was not for their terrible haircuts.

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Are you feeling ready? We hope so. You’ve had plenty of time to train.

Racing returns for Juniors on Friday for the first of three selection races over the weekend.

Friday - Sprint - Windermere
Saturday - Long - Graythwaite
Sunday - Middle - Graythwaite

#eliteleague2020 #thewaitisover #toughweekend

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We are pleased to reveal #TAKE2 of the 2020 UK Elite Orienteering League.

Racing restarts for Juniors in the Lakes on the bank holiday weekend with a full programme of sprint, middle and long.

Seniors have to wait another month or so for their turn to head to the Lakes. A middle on the rocky Rusland Beeches precedes a long on Graythwaite. We hope to have GPS and remote commentary.

We then get to the exciting bit. In a ground-breaking move we have included events on foreign soil. The British Ski champs are not in Britain, so we thought, why not!?* Euromeeting is in Czech Republic and has relatively generous entry.

The Southern Champs is at the end of the series and is the most uncertain race. Just got to cross our fingers.

*Coronavirus is the obvious why not, and athletes should be prepared for events to be cancelled and restricted entry may be required.

Scoring TBC but probably best four or five races with no requirement to score in every discipline.
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