Junior Inter-regional Championships (JIRC) 2018
Thanks to the East Midlands Orienteering Association and Derwent Valley Orienteers for putting on an excellent championships this year.
Congratulations to Scotland for winning the overall title.
The Individuals were held on Chatsworth with a mix of terrain ranging from parkland to moorland and different wooded terrains which required a range of techniques to excel n the terrain.
The relays were held at Carsington Pastures an area with fast moorland hiding many depressions and pits.
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.
Every effort is made to accommodate the teams in one location. The hosts arrange for dinner on the Saturday and a breakfast and packed lunch on the Sunday.
Accommodation is usually on the floor of a sports hall or in somewhere like an army barracks.
JIRC's rules on the British Orienteering website
Full results available at http://www.cix.co.uk/~neper/jircr18/index.htm
Individual results at http://www.cix.co.uk/~neper/jirc18/index.htm