Junior Regional

Junior Regional
Orienteering Squads


Generic information about JIRC


The Junior Interregional Championships is an annual competition between the twelve Junior Regional Squads. First organised by YHOA in 1989 the competition is organised in rotation by the 12 Regional Associations.
For many years it took place in late June but has recently changed to the early autumn.
The competition consists of an Individual race on the Saturday followed by a Relay on the Sunday.
An agreed scoring system determines the winner on each day and the overall winner.


Each region enters a team made up of up to 4 M/W14’s, 16’s and 18’s – a total of 24 athletes. The relay teams are made up of one M/W16 plus one M/W14 plus one M/W18. being 8 teams in all per Region.


JIRC's Guidelines

The individual race was held on the rocky wooded slopes of the Graythwaite Estate with all courses visiting the infamous “Graythwaite Green”. Safe routes, good attack points and steady compass work were essential to navigate successfully around the challenging courses. At the end of the day Scotland held a narrow 5 point lead over North West, with Yorkshire & Humberside and South West squads close behind.

Individual Scores Boys Girls Total
Scotland 123 133 256
North-West 132 119 251
Yorkshire 97 114 211

Overnight the athletes were hosted in Ulverston Victoria High School.

Relays took place on the technical sand dunes of Roanhead where spectators were afforded a great view of the athletes navigating through the dunes. The racing was very close throughout with Scotland managing to extend their overnight lead over North West by a further 6 points, with Yorkshire & Humberside finishing in third place. It may not be coincidental that both ScotJOS and NWJS spent the summer training in Norway & Sweden.

Relay Scores Boys Girls Total
Scotland 126 138 264
North-West 138 120 258
Yorkshire 105 117 222


Overall Scores Individual Relay Total
Scotland 256 264 520
North-West 251 258 509
Yorkshire 211 222 433

Full results can be found on the Lakeland OC website

Rob Lines photo albums, Individual & Relay

Thanks to all of the helpers from NWOA during the weekend.

Richard Tiley
Lakeland Chair – Relay Planner

Pre-event info


High Dale Park, Graythwaite Estate

Saturday 27th September

The Graythwaite Estate has recently offered for sale a 55 year felling lease to Esthwaite Intake and High Dale Park for the removal of mature timber. There is already a felling program in place and it is assumed that any purchaser will probably adhere to that for this year. However, things could change if and when a buyer is found, and the individual day may be subject to a late change of venue.

Graythwaite is an intricately contoured hillside with a wealth of rock detail, used for many large events including JK2004 and British Champs 2007. It was last used in April 2013 as part of the Lakeland Double weekend and the map is available on the Lakeland Routegadget page.

Planners: Nick Howlett/Iain Smith-Ward LOC

Controller: Geoff Armer BL


Roanhead, Barrow in Furness

Sunday 28th September

Roanhead is an area of intricate sand dunes, last used for a Cumbrian Galoppen in October 2012.

Planner: Richard Tiley LOC

Controller: Derek Allison LOC

Overall Info

Overall organiser: Sue Butterfield, tel 01229 582770

Entries: Derek Fryer,
Cost £40 each junior £ 25 each adult
Evening meal, breakfast and lunch( Sunday) provided

Download the Entry Form

Accommodation and prize giving at Ulverston Victoria High school. Springfield Road, Ulverston Cumbria LA12 0EB