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Junior Competitions

The Yvette Baker Trophy

The Yvette Baker Trophy is the premier Junior Inter-Club competition for English and Welsh clubs. It is named after Britain's first World Orienteering Champion, who won Gold in the Short Distance event in Scotland in 1999. The event, held annually in the autumn, is aimed at club teams of junior orienteers (M/W18 or under) of all standards competing on a mixture of Yellow, Orange, Light Green and Green standard courses. The full set of event rules can be found on the British Orienteering website by following this link:

http://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/images/uploaded/downloads/events_competitionrule_l.pdf

Octavian Droobers Juniors won this competition in 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, and were runners up in 2005, 2006 and 2011.


The Peter Palmer Junior Team Relay

The Peter Palmer Junior Team Relay is an annual event aimed at club teams comprising orienteers from the M/W12 to M/W18 age classes. The race is run over six legs of differing lengths and difficulty, and each team must have at least two legs run by boys and two legs run by girls. To add to the excitement the race starts approximately ninety minutes before sunrise so that the first leg is run in the dark and the second at dawn. The event is named after one of Britain's finest orienteering coaches, Peter Palmer, who helped to devise it in order to give an opportunity for Juniors to experience competition similar to some Scandinavian events, whilst also giving the chance for social interaction amongst Juniors from across the country.

Octavian Droobers Juniors won this competition in 2009 and were runners up in 2007 and 2010.

 


 

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