JROS

Junior Regional
Orienteering
Squads

Junior Regional
Orienteering Squads

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Generic information about JIRC

Background

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.

Teams

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.

Accommodation

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.

Rules

JIRC's rules on the British Orienteering website

It was Cleveland Orienteering Club’s turn to host: they organised the weekend smoothly and even ordered some warm sunshine!

The individual race was held on Saturday among the technical sand dunes and slag ridges of South Gare and Coatham Dunes, on 1:7,500 scale maps. Sharp marram grass and some soft sand added to the interest. Spectators enjoyed a great view of some controls and the run-in from atop a ‘viewing platform’ dune adjacent to the sheltered Arena. Live WiFi results were provided in the Arena.

Relays took place on the Sunday morning, with the usual mass starts for the first leg runners (in the 16 age category) on men’s then women’s courses. Ad hoc teams started at the same time, with a later mini mass start for any runners not yet started.

Enthusiastic face paint application by the Scottish and other squads on the first day encouraged more juniors to follow suitfor the Sunday. It looks like a good time was had by all (photos by Will Heap).

Individual women’s

Individual men’s

Individual men’s and women’s

Position

Region

Score

Position

Region

Score

Position

Region

Score

1

ScotJOS

130

1

ScotJOS

133

1

ScotJOS

263

2

YHOAJS

119

2

SWJOS

111

2

SWJOS

224

3

SWJOS

113

3=

NWJOS

104

3

YHOAJS

223

 

 

 

3=

YHOAJS

104

 

 

 

 

Relay women’s

Relay men’s

Relay men’s and women’s

Position

Region

Score

Position

Region

Score

Position

Region

Score

1=

ScotJOS

126

1

SWJOS

135

1

YHOAJS

252

1=

YHOAJS

126

2

YHOAJS

126

2

SWJOS

246

3

SWJOS

111

3

ScotJOS

117

3

ScotJOS

243

 

Combined women’s

Combined men’s

Combined men’s + women’s

Position

Region

Score

Position

Region

Score

Position

Region

Score

1

ScotJOS

256

1

ScotJOS

250

1

ScotJOS

506

2

YHOAJS

245

2

SWJOS

246

2

YHOAJS

475

3

SWJOS

224

3

YHOAJS

230

3

SWJOS

470

 

Full results can be found on the Cleveland Orienteering Club website

Thanks to all the helpers from CLOK and NEOA during the weekend, and all the junior squad coordinators and coaches!