The weekend of the British Orienteering Long Championship combined with the Relay Championships is a key date in the orienteering calendar. Something we train for and try to do our best at. The races take place in the picturesque Finsthwaite Valley in the South Lake District. For the latest pictures please see the Results, Reports & Photos page
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|Saturday 6th May||British Championship Long Distance Race||High Dam|
|Sunday 7th May||British Championship Relays||Summer House Knott|
This year is sure to produce worthy champions who will prove they can master the challenges that the mixed forest and open areas of High Dam will pose. The championships are an opportunity for us all to experience some of the best terrain in the country and see the best runners in action, whether it is moving fast through the forest or on the run it to the finish.
After the excitement of the individual championships we have the Relay Championships on Summer House Knott.
The relays are traditionally started with the Mini Relay, 10 year olds charging off into the forest in a tight bunch, emerging after a quick run through the woods, by now split up from other runners.
Club tents will line the run in and runners will be cheered back as they hand over to club mates. Positions will change until the last leg runners emerge from the forest, sometimes clear of the chasing pack but often having to sprint to maintain their positions. It’s a great atmosphere to round off what promises to be a great weekend.
The Long Distance race will be part of the UK Orienteering League.