W21ETop3 Jo, Megan and Cecilie together after their runs on Sunday (credit Iain Shepherd)

It was another warm day in Southern England for the biggest relay event in the UK Calendar: the JK (Jan Kjellström) Relays.

As with the other days of this JK festival pretty much everything was brilliant - planning, parking, layouts, final details, helpful officials, atmosphere.

Most runners were challenged by the good courses and enjoyed their orienteering. The premier classes had good races. The one "but" as most will know was the timing and results service, which as on the other days proved itself not up to the job.

The prizegiving postponed from Day 2 did take place and some of the relay classes could be presented but not all.


Womens Premier


  1. Edinburgh University
  2. South Yorkshire
  3. Edinburgh Southern

Meanwhile Megan Carter-Davies had an outing on leg 1 of the men's short.

Mens Premier (JK Trophy)


  1. Forth Valley
  2. Edinburgh University
  3. Octavian Droobers

The JK Trophy came down to a last leg battle between Graham Gristwood, Jonny Crickmore and Will Gardner. Two of them had not run the long the day before and one of them had.

GGGraham Gristwood, the one athlete unable to make the relay premier class prizegiving (he had a plane to catch)

Individual (Middle and Long Races Combined)

Womens Overall

  1. Megan Carter-Davies (Mid-Wales Orienteering Club)
  2. Jo Shepherd (Halden Skiklubb)
  3. Cecilie Andersen (Bristol Orienteering Klubb)

Mens Overall

  1. Chris Smithard (Forth Valley Orienteers)
  2. Peter Bray (Southern Navigators)
  3. Will Gardner (Octavian Droobers)

Fuller List of Overall Results - the name truncation is a feature of the event IT


We took our photo slightly early in proceedings (Jo Shepherd was not present on Day 4)

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