Lakes Weekend

Will Megan League

TrainInStation Photo: Saturday's Assembly. Credit: Lakeland Orienteers on Twitter

It was the Red Rose Classic* - the second weekend of the five that make up the main domestic open class series - the UK Elite Orienteering League. On Saturday there was a middle distance at Haverthwaite, and on Sunday a long distance at Hampsfell.

*A Red Rose is traditionally associated with the County of Lancashire, as the White Rose is with Yorkshire. Wikipedia - Wars of The Roses

On both days Megan Carter-Davies and Will Gardner won the races. Will cut the second day quite fine though, having an identical time to that of Ben Mitchell at the last control.

The leagues's remaining weekends are Scottish Spring, the JK and the British.

Scottish Spring includes a middle distance race on Tentsmuir planned by Kris Jones - the same area Kris filmed the Intricate Contours video.


Haverthwaite Results

Hampsfell Results Perhaps easiest is scroll right down to the full tables for those running Black (M21L, 32 runners) and Short Brown (incl W21L, 73 runners).

Haverthwaite Map / Routegadget

Hampsfell Map / Routegadget

League Standings -Women

League Standings - Men.

Attackpoint Comments by Athletes:


Will Gardner

Ben Mitchell

Megan Carter-Davies

Ben Credit: Steve Rush. Ben Mitchell (in a Welsh top) pursued by running cameraman - league co-ordinator Duncan Birtwistle. (The running footage is on the League Twitter feed.)

Will Will Gardner talking about orienteering on BBC Local Radio.

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