It is a quiet time for the international orienteering calendar. In Britain we must wait until next year for major events (except for one - the Southern Championships are on November 25th - with On The Red Line staff involved.)
So we look ahead to next year's calendar. The World Championships (WOC) are just the forest disciplines, as the new way of alternating forest and sprint begins. They are in Norway, so will be different from recent experience in Baltic countries. It is not a year for the biennial European Championships. And as there was in 2018 there are plenty of athletes aiming for the selections for World Cup Round 1 and the World Champs.
7th-11th June World Cup Round 1, Finland, Middle/Chase/SprintRelay (6 women, 6 men for the middle.)
12th - 17th August World Championships, Norway, Middle Qualifier+Final, Long, Relay (3 women, 3 men for the middle, 2 women, 2 men for the long, 1 women's, 1 men's relay team.)
26th -29th September World Cup Round 3, Switzerland
25th - 29th October World Cup Round 4, China
There are two main announcement dates for the British teams for the World Cup programme. For the full story on selection please check the British Orienteering Website (GB Team tab - Selection.)
The World Ranking Lists are not the full story, they are just one indicator, and something to create a bit of interest. Except that is that they influence start order - the higher ranked an athlete the better a start position they tend to get. The rankings are calculated by adding points from the best four events in the counting period. With a weighting for World Cup and World Championship races the number of races, and especially races with the higher weightings, makes a big difference. See a previous article.
Megan Carter-Davies 88th (4577 pts)