freddie-carcas-2023_RL.jpgFreddie Carcas at last year's European Champs, photo: Rob Lines

British Orienteering has announced the teams for World Cup Rounds 1 and 2, in Switzerland and Italy on successive weekends of May and June.

Selection races included the three races last weekend of Sprint Scotland - Results, Winsplits, Routegadget.

British Orienteering Selection Announcement - World Cup Rounds 1 and 2 2024

World Cup 2024

There are four rounds: the first two rounds (Switzerland, Italy) are sprint, the third and fourth (Hungary, Finland) are forest. Round 3 is a European Championships. Round 4 is also "the World Cup Final". The World Champs in Edinburgh are not part of the World Cup. They are in the sprint formats, between rounds 2 and 3 of the World Cup.

Rounds 1 and 2

GB Team

GB can enter six women and six men in the individual races, and three teams in the sprint relay. Megan Carter-Davies has a personal wild card place in both the sprint races as she is the current World Champion. This means she can be entered as well as six other GB women.

Megan Carter-Davies and Ralph Street had already been selected based on their 2023 results.

There are no runners completely new to senior international sprint races. Eleven of the fourteen (not Chris, Grace and Fiona) ran at the European Champs in sprint last October. Our report on the 2023 European Championships in sprint orienteering.

Fiona Bunn, Freddie Carcas and Jonathan Crickmore were in the top-3 in all three Sprint Scotland races.

We list athletes in order of current World Ranking. Ranking position influences starting positions. For finals, which are broadcast on TV, this usually means the higher the ranking the later the start, so as to build the drama. For a non-televised qualifying race it usually means earlier so the runner gets a bit more rest time! An exception is the sprint on the Sunday in Olten, where the "red zone" (those expected to be fastest) runners in each race will run in an earlier block suited to the TV broadcast.



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