Kris Jones wins Sprint Bronze

krisPhoto: Kris Jones on the run through the arena (On The Red Line)

teamphotoPhoto: GB team; athletes, manager and support staff, Hollie Orr not present (Source: Kirstin Maxwell Twitter)

Great Britain sent a team of 17 athletes to the Championships held in Ticino, Switz...

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Carona Image: Extract of previous map of Carona, the area for the middle qualification.

The biennial European Orienteering Championships begin on Sunday 6th May with the sprint qualification and final, and finish the following Sunday with the classic forest races. They are in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland, hosted by the Canton of Ticino.

There will be good coverage of the championships at LiveOrienteering. And there will be plenty of other sources of results and reports to also enjoy, or to rely on if you haven't the time (or money) for internet TV.

Now here's a question whose answer might surprise - in what orienteering discipline has Great Britain enjoyed most success at the previous two European Championships? All disciplines are included in these championships (the sprint relay was new in 2016):

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Balmoral Image: Extract of previous map of the Balmoral Estate

On The Red Line editorial note: please click on an athlete's name for more information - this will be one of On The Red Line, World of O, IOF Eventor or the Archive of British Orienteering Records.

This weekend sees the British Long Distance Championships at Balmoral Estate. The area was previously used for RacetheCastles in 2014 and the Scottish Championships in 2016 and offers a beautiful venue with good technical challenge in a variety of high quality terrain.

Event parking and the race arena are close to Balmoral Castle itself. Thanks go to Her Majesty the Queen and Balmoral Estates for allowing orienteering to use the area and in particular to Garry Marsden, Estate Visitor Enterprise Manager for his great co-operation.

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