WhatsNext Junior Update

Upcoming Events

Juniors and families, here are a few suggestions for upcoming events that you might like to consider between 2nd March– 6th April 2019.   All events within 50 miles.

April 6th (Saturday)

March 2nd (Saturday)
Club: HH www.herts-orienteering.club
Venue: Sherrards Park Wood , Welwyn GC Level; Local
Public wooded area with path network
March 2nd (Saturday)
Club: GO (Guildford)  http://www.guildfordorienteers.co.uk/
Venue: Farley Heath and Blackheath. Level; Local
Mainly open heath land with small areas of woodland. Sandy but largely flat.
March 3rd (Sunday)
Club: SMOC (South Midlands)  http://www.smoc.info/
Venue: Loughton Valley Park – Milton Keynes Level; Local
March 9th (Saturday)
Club: TVOC (Thames valley) http://www.tvoc.org.uk
Venue: Bradenham – High Wycombe Level; Local
Wooded typical Chiltern area. Quite hilly.
March 16th (Saturday)
Club: SN (Southern Navigators)  https://www.southernnavigators.com/
Venue: Wisley Common – Cobham Level; Local
Mainly public wooded area close to motorways M25 and A3. Sandy with some hills and road crossings (on bridges)
March 16th (Saturday)
Club: BKO (Berkshire)  http://www.bko.org.uk/
Venue: Swinley West – Bracknell Level; Local
Managed pine forest; largely flat
March 17th (Sunday)  – CSC Round
Club: SAXONS (Kent)  https://www.saxons-oc.org/
Venue: Enchanted Place Level; National
Part of Ashdown Forest  – mixed heath and woodland with some wet tussocky areas
March 30th (Saturday)
Club: TVOC (Thames Valley) http://www.tvoc.org.uk
Venue: Christmas Common Level; Local
Chiltern woodland – some hills
March 31st (Sunday) – our Yvette Baker qualifying heat
Club: SOS (South Essex) http://www.stragglers.info/home/
Venue: Hockley Wood – Rayleigh Level; Regional
Club: SN (Southern Navigators  https://www.southernnavigators.com/
Venue: Alice Holt – Farnham Level; Local
 Forestry Commission managed woodland
April 6th (Saturday)
Club: HH  www.herts-orienteering.club
Venue: Panshanger – Hertford Level; Local
 Reclaimed land with a variety of terrain – some hills

Future dates for your diary

February 22nd February (Friday) – Half –Term Junior Training
Club: HH www.herts-orienteering.club
Venue: Mardley Heath, near Welwyn Garden City
March 10th – Northern Championships
Club: South Yorks https://www.southyorkshireorienteers.org.uk/
Venue: Wharncliffe Woods – Sheffield
An excellent, challenging area with lots of variety. Been used for many major events in the past
March 31st – Southern Championships
Club: BOK (Bristol) www.bristolorienteering.org.uk
Venue: Moseley Green, Forest of Dean
Part of Forest of Dean with a variety of woodland and remnants of mining activity.
19th -22nd April; (Easter Holidays) – JK Festival of Orienteering
Club: South Central Association
Venue: 4 days of Orienteering and likely to attract up to 2,000 competitors. This event is hosted by a different Region each year and in 2019 it is on our doorstep as it is being hosted by South Central with all venues within daily driving distance.
Entries are now open;
First Closing date (Biggest entry discount) was 13th January
Second Closing date 24th February and last closing date 24th March.
4th-6th May – British Championships
Club: Yorkshire
Venue: The British Champs in 2019 will be hosted by Yorkshire in the areas around Leeds. The weekend consists of a Mixed Sprint Relay, the Long-Distance Champs (on Kilnsey Moor) and a Relay Championships
Entries are now open;
First Closing date (Biggest entry discount) is 3rd February
Second Closing date 10th March and last closing date 21st April
28th July – 4th August – Scottish 6 Days (S6D)
Venue: 6 days of Orienteering on some of the best areas in Scotland. In 2019 the event centre is at Crieff. Certainly will attract over 3,000 competitors from all over the world.
As well as orienteering, entertainment is laid on most evenings, as well as Mountain Bike ‘O’ events and lots more.
If you intend to go, look for accommodation now (although there will be a camp site) as the nearest accommodation soon gets snapped up.
Entries are now open;
First Closing date (Biggest entry discount) is 31st January
Second Closing date 30th April and last closing date 30th June.
14th and 15th September – British Sprint and Middle Distance Champs
Club: East Midlands Region
Venue: The Sprint Championships are in Leicester and the Middle-Distance Champs in Derbyshire. More details when they are published.