Junior Regional

Junior Regional
Orienteering Squads


Generic information about Gothenburg

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 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.


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.


Dom Dakin SYO M18
Andrew Elwood LVO M18
Stanley Heap SO M18
Thomas Howell SN M18
Quinlan Silk SWOC M18
William Thomas MWOC M18
Ryan Elliot SYO M20
Finn Lydon EUOC M20
Alasdair Pedley EPOC M20
Matt Pembery BOK M20
Harry Scott LOC M20
Joe Wright EUOC M20
Kirsty Campbell MAROC W18
Chloe Cracknell SUFFOC W18
Mairi Eades INT W18
Laura Harrison EPOC W18
Sarah Horsler WIM W18
Rebecca Aspin CLOK W20
Zoe Graham SOLWAY W20

Selection Policy


The camp will run from 17th August to 26th August 2019


The Camp is predominantly for M/W20s born in 2000 and top M/W18s born in 2001


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


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 2019 (23rd February)

Northern Championships 2019 (10th March)

Southern Championships 2019 (31st March)

JK Day 2 2019 (20th April)

JK Day 3 2019 (21st  April)

British Long Distance Champs 2019 (5th May)

Scottish Championships 2019 (25th May)           

The tour selectors

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 or more of the above selection races may be taken account of. Views of the relevant Regional Squad Coordinator will be sought in such cases.