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Introduction and background

The ‘Gothenburg’ tour is unique in that its purpose is to teach those about to leave the ranks of junior orienteers, ie M/W20’s, how to plan and undertake their own training within a Scandinavian environment.

Such a tour was conceived specifically as a ‘self-help’ tour led by a Senior Coach experienced in training in Scandinavian terrain and familiar with a specific location or orienteering club.

This style of tour was initially suggested and led by Mark Saunders in 2012.
Because of his knowledge and experience of orienteering in the Gothenburg area the camp that year was based in that city.

The location of future camps will therefore be decided by the Coach who is leading the tour, their experience and contacts.

Accommodation

Accommodation is dependent upon the location but is likely to be in an Orienteering Club hut.
It is therefore likely that sleeping will be on a floor but that showers and toilets will be close by.
All food will be bought and prepared by the attendees and therefore athletes will be expected to assist with chores during the camp.

It is anticipated that every effort will be made to make use of public transport throughout the course of the camp.

Attendees

The camp is aimed at M/W20’s, and if room permits some M/W18’s.
It is likely that the camp will take place in August and recognising that the athletes may wish to return home at various times, for example for ‘A’ level results, attendance at the camp will be flexible allowing athletes to join and leave the camp at various times other than the planned start and finish.

Selection Policy

Date

The camp will run from 19th August to 28th August 2017

Eligibility

The Camp is predominantly for M/W20’s born in 1998 and top M/W18’s born in 1999. 

Numbers

The camp will be for of the order of 18 athletes the final number being determined by the Team Manager and the Chairman of JROS.

Athletes who have previously attended the Gothenburg camp are eligible to attend again on the proviso that they will be expected to significantly help with the planning of the training and logistics prior to the camp.
If  British Orienteering hold a pre-JWOC camp in August it is not expected that any athletes who are selected for that  will also be selected to attend this camp.

Application for selection for this tour must in the first instance be made to the Team Manager, Mark Saunders, at

Criteria

Athletes wishing to be selected will be ordered based on the average of the best three ranking scores  that they achieved under the British Orienteering ranking scheme at the following races;

British Night Champs 2017 (25th February)
Northern Championships 2017 (26th February)
Midland Championships 2017 (26th March)
JK Day 2 2017 (15th April)
JK Day 3 2017 (16th April)
British Long Distance Champs 2017 (6th May)
Scottish Championships 2017 (20th May)

The tour selector

The tour athletes will be selected by Mark Saunders (BOK) and the selections will be reviewed by the Chairman of Junior Regional Orienteering Squads (JROS).

Illness or Injury

Cases of illness or injury which may have affected an athlete’s ability to compete in one of the above selection races may be taken account of. Views of the relevant Regional Squad Coordinator will be sought in such cases.