I am not sure whether you are aware but the YBT final has been moved from December to July 7th 2013. Due to this all the qualifiers are taking place over the next few months.
Sadly we are unable to attend the one most local to us because a few of our older juniors are away orienteering elsewhere and I will not be around either to organise it all. So I plan on doing the qualifier at a Leicester event on the 18th May (see link below for more information)
We have a great tradition in this competition, having won it 4 years in a row and we haven't been outside the top 2 for many years. We should be able to mount a strong challenge again this year but of course we need to win the qualifying event to be sure of making the final on Sunday 7th July (to be staged by East Midlands).
For those who do not know, the YBT is the premier junior inter-club competition for English and Welsh clubs and is aimed at juniors (M/W10 to 18) of all standards. Courses from Yellow to Green technical difficulty are on offer. Experienced juniors must run their appointed colour but less experienced juniors can run on a less technical course. The club that wins needs a mix of both experienced and in-experienced runners to achieve the coverage necessary and therefore this is a great competition for juniors of all abilities to take part in.
I hope that ALL OD juniors who are available will turn out to represent the club and would like them to email me now to confirm their intention to run. All junior entries must be made through me. Please note that juniors cannot take part in the YBT by entering individually on the day.
The competition rules can be found on the British Orienteering website. I will use them to determine the colour standard each junior can run and advise juniors accordingly. I have to get this right as the penalty for running a junior ineligibly is team disqualification.
Please let me know by the Sunday 21st April if you can run for the club and may require transport to the event, so that this can be arranged. We need everyone who is available to run to maximise our chances of reaching the final so come along and be part of the team.