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Generic information about Lagganlia

Location

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

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.

Background

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.

Terrain

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.

Attendees

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.

Please note that due to Covid considerations it is not clear at this stage what format the camp will take. 

Selections

Isaac Hunter WCOC
Laurence Ward INT
Tommy Rollins SN
Ben Perry DEVON
Harry Bratcher-Howard WIM
James Bryant SYO
Jamie Connor FVO
Taylor Gooding SOS
Hebe Darwin WAOC
Yolanda Hampshire-Wright NN
Myrtle Ashworth WCOC
Ellie Darlow RR
Kate McLuckie MOR
Lyra Medlock WSX
Grace French WIM
Freya Tryner SYO
Charlotte Sykes SYO
Dan Heppell WCOC
Ben Glover LEI
Austin Howe SAX

Selection Policy

Please contact me if you would prefer a different format.

Eligibility

The Camp is principally for M/W14s born in 2007, but may include M/W15s born in 2006 (see below)

Numbers

The camp will be for a targeted number of 24 juniors.

Nominations

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 31st May 2021.

Any modifications to the order should be sent to the Chair of Selectors no later than June 7th.

Qualifying standard

The camp is held in a TD5 area so juniors nominated should be competent at TD4.

Selection process

The priority for selection will be (for more detail see below);

2 athletes per Region with a championship standard at M/W14

Additional qualifying athletes

Athletes nominated by Regions with no qualifying athletes.

All nominated athletes 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.

The Selectors therefore ask Squad Coordinators that their nominations for attendance at Lagganlia 2021 include athletes who in their opinion would have been able to satisfy the overall criteria.

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 2021.

Nomination papers may be sent any time, preferably as soon as possible, to the Secretary of JROS, Steve Kimberley () and by 31st May 2021 at the latest.

Download a proforma for nominations here.

Please contact Steve if you would prefer a different format.

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;

https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/images/uploaded/downloads/Competition%20Rule%20N%202014badgescheme.pdf