The Lagganlia training camp is based at the Lagganlia OEC near Aviemore. It is aimed at M/W14’s and takes place around the last week in July. There are usually about 24 places for athletes on the camp.
The camp was planned to run from Saturday 18th July – Saturday 25th July 2020.
Congratulations to the following athletes selected for Lagganlia.
Unfortunately as set out in the important announcement, posted previously, the camp will not be taking place this year.
The coaching staff are currently investigating what they can arrange, possibly virtually, and possibly during that planned week. Another alternative which will be looked at would be an actual camp but at a later date.
Athletes will be notified directly of the arrangements.
Generic information about Lagganlia
The Lagganlia training camp is based at the Lagganlia OEC www.lagganlia.com. The centre is close to Feshie Bridge and Kincraig and is located within easy reach of some of the best orienteering terrain in the UK.
The region around the river Spey contains such great areas as Inshriach, Loch Vaa, Anagach and many others. In fact the centre is on the Inshriach map and has its own orienteering map which is used for training.
Accommodation is in small en suite rooms in a number of separate cabins. The tour chef prepares all the meals on site and specific dietary needs are catered for.
There is a washing machine and plenty of room for outdoor games.
Athletes will be expected to assist with minor chores during the camp.
Lagganlia has been used for this tour since 1995 and during that time over 400 juniors have attended the camp. This has included many World Class athletes including most members of the current GB Performance and Talent squads.
The camp is held around the last week of July – in those years when the Scottish 6-days is being held it is the week before and transport is arranged to the event centre at the end of the week.
As indicated above there are many top class orienteering areas close by. In addition Lagganlia is only an hour’s drive from the Moray coast and its sand dune areas of Roseisle, Lossie and Culbin.
Recently there have been a number of areas which have restrictions due to the presence of capercaillie but there still remains sufficient areas to satisfy the camps needs.
The camp is aimed at M/W14’s who have been nominated by their Region, up to a total of 24. On the occasions when 24 athletes do not qualify remaining places may be allocated to M/W15’s who have not already attended the camp.
In support of the camp there is a Tour Manager (TM) who has responsibility for such things as travel, accommodation, food etc.
The TM is supported by a chef and a Lead Coach. The Lead Coach has a team of up to 14 coaches which means that this camp has a high coach: athlete ratio.
Carys Sharp TVOC
Finlay Anderson BOK
Jessica Bailey LOC
James Hammond FVO
Jocie Hilton SN
David Ivory INT
Ciara Keen SYO
Freddie Kingsland ERYRI
Angus Laird INVOC
Freddie Lake SBOC
Reuben Lawson NGOC
Hannah Mather LOG
Jake O'Donnell DVO
Oliver Prince SOS
Conrad Reuber SYO
Daisy Rennie WCOC
Maja Robertson ESOC
Benedict Sanderson NATO
Maggie Soulsby HH
Theo Steventon-Barnes SUFFOC
Rose Taylor NGOC
Amelia Thompson LOC
Sam Todd SYO
Jessica Ward NGOC
Amelia Wing BKO
The Selectors recognise that under the current restrictions there will be no further opportunities for athletes to attain a Championship Standard.
The Selectors therefore ask Squad Coordinators that their nominations for attendance at Lagganlia 2020 include athletes who in their opinion would have been able to satisfy the overall criteria should the remaining Selection races have taken place.
In doing so could Squad Coordinators highlight the races where their athletes past results should be taken into consideration as an indication of their form and their ability to satisfy the selection criteria for Lagganlia 2020. This is likely to include events so far in 2020 and those in the latter part of 2019.
Where possible the Selectors will aim to adhere to the same criteria regarding Regional allocation as outlined in the original Selection Policy for Lagganlia 2020.
Nomination papers may be sent any time, preferably as soon as possible, to the Secretary of JROS, Steve Kimberley () by 18th May 2020 at the latest.
A proforma for nominations is here.
Please contact me if you would prefer a different format.
The Camp is principally for M/W14s born in 2006, but may include M/W15s born in 2005 (see below)
The camp will be for a targeted number of 24 juniors.
each of the 12 British Orienteering Regional Associations may nominate up to 2 eligible M/W14 athletes, as defined above, who have achieved the standard set out below. In addition reserves may be nominated (M/W14 or M/W15) who have achieved the standard. In the selection process M/W14s will take precedence over all M/W15s.
In addition a Region may nominate other athletes, as reserves, who they feel are worthy of selection but who have failed to satisfy the qualifying standard. Such nominations must be supported by a statement from the Regional Coordinator.
Each Region is encouraged to nominate a junior who they believe would benefit from attendance on the tour.
All nominations should be listed in a ranked order by the Region, with number 1 being their top choice.
Nominations must be received by the Chair of JROS Selectors by 13th May 2020.
Juniors wishing to be selected will have achieved the standards set out below in at least one of the following races;
Scottish Championships 2019 (25th May)
Midland Championships, 2019 (26th May) & 2020 (tbc)
Northern Champs, 2019 (10th March) & 2020 (10th May)
Southern Championships, 2019 (1st Dec) & 2020 (26th Jan)
JK Day 2, 2019 (20th April) & 2020 (11th April)
JK Day 3, 2019 (21st April) & 2020 (12th April)
British Long Distance Champs, 2019 (5th May) & 2020 (21st March)
British Middle Distance Champs, 2019 (15th Sept) & 2020 (9th May)
M/W14s Juniors being nominated will have achieved championship standard in at least one of the above races.
Nominated M/W15s will have achieved a championship standard at M/W16 or at M/W14 in at least one of the above races.
Please note that the 2020 Midland Championship race will only be counted if the race is held before the 9th May 2020.
The priority for selection will be (for more detail see below);
2 athletes per Region with qualifying standard
Additional qualifying athletes
Athletes nominated by Regions with no qualifying athletes
All nominated athletes (without qualifying criteria) must be agreed by the selectors whose decisions will be final.
The two M/W14 athletes from each Region with qualifying standard will be selected first.
They will then be followed by any M/W14s with qualifying standard not yet selected.
If there are still spaces the selectors may select M/W14 athletes nominated by a Region who has no athletes who have achieved the qualifying standard.
If there are further spaces the selectors will then select from the M/W15s, who have not previously attended, with qualifying standard.
If there are still spaces the selectors may select from the remaining nominated athletes who have not achieved the qualifying standard.
At all times selections continue up to the maximum number of athletes on tour or until the selectors deem there are sufficient athletes selected of an acceptable standard.
If there are two or more athletes with equal results and fewer places available, the selectors may seek further information from the Regional squad, with positions attained at British Championships and JK being the differentiator.
The tour selectors are
Susan Marsden (SEOA) Sue Roome (NWOA) Pauline Olivant (EMOA)
Selections will be announced via e-mail by JROS Secretary or Chair. The Regional Coordinators will be informed of all athletes attending a few days before the athletes are informed.
Any disagreement with selections should be addressed to the Chair, not the selectors.
Calculation of Championship time
For details of the calculation of championship standard times refer to;