Following very successful runs at selection races including the JK2015 three young OD club members have been selected to represent Great Britain at international events this summer. Congratulations go to: Julie Emmerson W20 who will be competing in the World Cup Round 2 in early June in Norway and Sweden: Matthew Elkington M20 and Julie who have both been selected to run in the Junior World Orienteering Championships in July in Norway: Harrison McCartney M18 has been selected for the GB team in the European Youth Orienteering Championship which will be held in Romania at the end of June. This is great news and all club members wish them every success.

The West Midlands ranking event held at Kinver Edge, near Stourbridge, organised by Harlequins Orienteering Club, was well attended by club members and top ten places were achieved by several. On the very short White course youngster Max Straube-Roth came first in 22.13min. Roger Hailey M75 was 1st on the Orange 1.9km course and wife Diana Hailey W70 was 2nd in 30.24mins, Pippa Smart W12 was 5th 32.04mins, Nathan Chapple M14 6th 33.28mins and Tabitha Lunn W12 7th 35.24mins.

On the Short Green 2.8km course John Bowman M70 was 5th in 44.21mins, Janet Richardson W65 8th 47.11mins and Hilary Simpson W75 10th 49.45mins. Anne Straube W40 won the Green 3.3km course in 35.17mins and Felix Lunn M14 was 3rd in 36.21mins, Stephen Bates M65 4th 39.55mins, Liz Phillips W50 8th 44.13mins and Pete Carey M70 9th in 45.16mins. Lesley Ross W45 was 4th on the Blue 4.3km course in 43.11mins.

Harrison McCartney M18 won the long Brown 7.2km course with 330 metres of climb in 51.08mins and Nathan Lawson M18 was 2nd in 54.44mins, Julie Emmerson W20 was 4th in 1.02.11mins, David Lawson M50 7th in 1.08.59mins and Andy Emmerson M55 8th 1.10.52mins.

14th April 2015

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