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SLOW at the JK 2011 in Northern Ireland

Report by Alan Leakey

The Northern Ireland Orienteering Association may only consist of 4 clubs but they managed to put on an absolutely outstanding JK Event last weekend, featuring three top class areas, excellent course planning and organisation, and even dry and sunny weather! Despite the logistical challenges nearly 40 members of SLOW made the trip, flying in from Denmark, Luxembourg, Sweden and Switzerland as well as South London.

Not for the first time SLOW’s best results seemed to lie in the Women’s classes. In the complex and high density challenge of Strathmills University College Belfast for the sprint race Diane Leakey emerged victorious, taking the gold medal on W55, with Chris Robinson not far behind in 5th., whilst Anne May took 11th on W60. Meanwhile on the Elite courses the women definitely outdid the men with Helen Gardner placing 14th and Sarah Jane Gaffney 29th in W21E. On M55 Alan Leakey took 9th with Andy Robinson 11th.

On days 2 and 3 the sand dunes of Tyrella South and open fells of Slieve Croob provided tough physical and technical challenges for the classic individual races, which took their toll of many runners. But Anne May managed to win W60 Short with a margin of 20 minutes. Once again best results on the Elite classes came from Helen (23rd) and Sarah Jane (29th ).

It was back to the sand dunes of Tyrella for the relays and Christine, Anne and Diane combined to finish strongly to take 3rd place in the highly competitive Women’s Veterans (W165+) class for SLOWs only podium place. Also worthy of mention are the Women’s team with 13th in the Women’s Open and the Men with 25th, whilst the massed ranks of the M165+ class saw SLOW taking 8th, 17th and 35th.

With a special mention to Gail Parker who stopped her run on Day 2 to help stretcher out of the dunes one young man who had collapsed with dehydration and apologies to anyone whose sterling performance in all round challenging terrain that I may have missed.

[Update: Many people combined the JK with the Irish Orienteering Championships, which took place the following weekend. Well done to James Morris who won M40S at the Irish Middle Distance Championships. The picture on the right shows him with his prize!]

Ham Riverside Trail Challenge 2011

A TRAIL CHALLENGE is a mass start cross-country race over tracks and trails with a difference. The course is not marked out by marshals but is instead defined by checkpoints that are marked on a professionally made colour map. The TRAIL CHALLENGE arises from choosing the fastest route between them.

The second of this year’s Tuesday evening Trail Challenge events will take place in the evening of Tuesday 21 June. Full details of all this year’s trail challenge races. Entries are now open – you can enter just this race and all the evening races.

LocationHam Riverside
AddressThe Hawker Centre
Latitude/longitude51.4267, -0.3083
OS grid referenceTQ177711
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap
RegistrationFrom 1815 onwards
Start Time1930

Courses

  • 10K Mass Start
  • 6K Mass Start

Race Entries

All entries in advance via Fabian 4, our online entries provider. You can enter just this race for, or enter all three evening races at once at a discounted rate.

The entry fee includes detailed map of the area and hire of an electronic timing chip to record your arrival at checkpoints. The electronic timing chip will produce instant results at the finish showing your time between checkpoints.

The closing date for each race is the Friday prior to the race. Entries on the day accepted, subject to entry limit not being reached.

Registration

Open from around 6:15pm on the day. Please aim to be ready 10 minutes before your start. Your competition map with the marked checkpoints will be distributed during a race briefing ten minutes before each start.

Prizes

Normal categories including women & veterans. In the 6km race only women, juniors and super-veterans are eligible for prizes. The more entries in advance we get, the more wine/beer/chocolates will be given away.

Bags & Changing Facilities

On all 3 days, there are changing facilities at the event location. The event location will be manned at all times such that bags may be left behind during the event. However please do not bring anything valuable!

Food

On all 3 days, it will be possible to buy food and drink after the event either at the event itself or at a pub next door.

Further Enquiries

Please email .
You can also sign up for notifications by email.

Competitors take part in this race at their own risk. Entries and results will be processed by computer, your entry will be taken as agreement to this. The competition is run under the rules and guidelines of, and sanctioned by, British Orienteering.


Above: The start of the first evening Trail Challenge in 2011 – in Bushy Park. Photo: Chris Robinson.

Bushy Park Trail Challenge 2011

Results
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A TRAIL CHALLENGE is a mass start cross-country race over tracks and trails with a difference. The course is not marked out by marshals but is instead defined by checkpoints that are marked on a professionally made colour map. The TRAIL CHALLENGE arises from choosing the fastest route between them.

The first of this year’s Tuesday evening Trail Challenge events will take place in the evening of Tuesday 17 May. Full details of all this year’s trail challenge races. Entries are now open – you can enter just this race or all the evening races.

LocationBushy Park
AddressHampton Wick Royal Cricket Club (Car park accessed from Park Road)
Latitude/longitude51.4119, -0.3173
OS grid referenceTQ171694
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap
RegistrationFrom 1815 onwards
Start Time1930

Courses

  • 10K Mass Start
  • 6K Mass Start

Race Entries

All entries in advance via Fabian 4, our online entries provider. You can enter just the Bushy Park race for, or enter all three evening races at once at a discounted rate.

The entry fee includes detailed map of the area and hire of an electronic timing chip to record your arrival at checkpoints. The electronic timing chip will produce instant results at the finish showing your time between checkpoints.

The closing date for each race is the Friday prior to the race. Entries on the day accepted, subject to entry limit not being reached.

Registration

Open from around 6:15pm on the day. Please aim to be ready 10 minutes before your start. Your competition map with the marked checkpoints will be distributed during a race briefing ten minutes before each start.

Prizes

Normal categories including women & veterans. In the 6km race only women, juniors and super-veterans are eligible for prizes. The more entries in advance we get, the more wine/beer/chocolates will be given away.

Bags & Changing Facilities

On all 3 days, there are changing facilities at the event location. The event location will be manned at all times such that bags may be left behind during the event. However please do not bring anything valuable!

Food

On all 3 days, it will be possible to buy food and drink after the event either at the event itself or at a pub next door.

Further Enquiries

Please email .
You can also sign up for notifications by email.

Competitors take part in this race at their own risk. Entries and results will be processed by computer, your entry will be taken as agreement to this. The competition is run under the rules and guidelines of, and sanctioned by, British Orienteering.

Wimbledon Common Night Race – Results

Here are the results for the Wimbledon Common night race which was held on Tuesday 22 March.

Long
Rank	Name	Club	Class	Time
1	Andrew Brown	SLOW	M21	37:40
2	Paul Couldridge	SLOW	M35	38:35
3	E. Grabauskas	Karsuva	M20	42:44
4	Paul Todd	LOK	M35	44:16
5	Don Mckerrow	SLOW	M55	44:21
6	Becky Kingdon	SLOW	W21	44:55
7	Tessa Hill	HOC	W21	46:37
8	A Janulynas	SLOW	M21	48:30
9	Andy Robinson	SLOW	M55	48:32
10	Duncan Leeson	HOC	M20	50:30
11	Mike Garvin	SLOW	M40	54:57
12	Tom Murphy	BAO	M40	57:03
13	Alan Hickling	Saxons	M45	58:31
14	Gavin Andrews	SLOW	M45	62:32
15	Mike Elliot	MV	M55	65:22
16	Angus Lund	SLOW	M35	71:15
17	B. & R. Lovett	SLOW	M35/W21	73:46
18	Yehuda Alon	SLOW	M55	74:05
19	Ian Bullock	LOK	M35	79:40
20	E. O'Callaghan	SLOW	M21	82:57
21	Jon Moore	MV	M60	85:54
22	Adam Dent	SLOW	M21	91:26
23	F. Bertram	HPXCS	W21	128:47
	C. Eldred & M.	Sheen		Retired
	Brent Davis	Sheen		Retired
	Dave Wright	SLOW	M55	Retired

Medium
Rank	Name	Club	Class	Time
1	Dave Ryder	SN	M50	35:23
2	Dawn Figg	HH	W40	39:37
3	Bryony Brennan	CHIG	W21	50:03
4	Katie Mcinnes	SLOW	W21	62:39
5	J. Barrett & A.	IND	M21	66:01
6	Fran Kenden	SLOW	W55	86:11

Short
Rank	Name	Club	Class	Time
1	Danny Figg	HH	M14	54:26