Published on October 10th, 2023 | by nioa-sec0
Home International and Inter Regional Round-Up
The Ireland Junior team concluded the Home International Season by bringing home The Judith Wingham Trophy which is awarded to the better team between Ireland and Wales. This has in the past been rather close, but this year Ireland scored almost double to points of Wales with the final result 65 to 33. The award for the best individual JHI performance in the squad was given to James Ewart, for his excellent second place finish in M14, running at Sutton Park, West Midlands. The results are on the West Midland Orienteering Association website.
The Veterans, running at Mallard Pike in the Forest of Dean didn’t quite manage to catch Wales, but it was fairly close at 137 to 122. The results and analysis are at the North Gloucester Orienteering Club website.
The Seniors were off to run long races in tricky sand dunes at Merthyr Common South & Clydach Terrace in South Wales. The final Wales v Ireland score was 18 to 15, but with no W20s, Ireland were unable to run a competitive women’s team in the relays. The results are on the South Wales Orienteering Club website.
Finally at the Junior Inter Regional Championships held also in Wales at Kenfig Burrows and Llantrisant Forest saw a good performance from the boys representing Northern Ireland coming second among what would be considered to be the smaller regions and 9th overall, with a score of 46 points. However unfortunate mispunching and insufficient girls for a competitive relay team did cause a slip down the final results board. The results are at the Swansea Bay Orienteering Club website.
Thanks are due to all competitors representing Ireland and Northern Ireland, and of course to coaches and team managers.