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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.

Selections

Hannah Agombar NGOC
Henrik Borrowman INVOC
Bethan Buckley AIRE
Poppy Chorlton HH
Hazel Cload INVOC
Eilidh Connor FVO
Alex Darwin WAOC
James Ewart LVO
Finley Goddard QO
Maxwell Groom SYO
Freddie Guy SYO
Jake Hilton SN
Anna Howard MOR
Abigail Howsam SYO
Jamie Osborne LOC
Nathan Peel SYO
Eden Pigott POTOC
Eoin Simpson LEI
Isla Simpson CLOK
Fraser Stamp WCH
Quin Thompson LOC
Isobel Tonge BOK
Lucy Walwyn SYO
Lucy Ward INT

Selection Policy

Eligibility

The Camp is principally for M/W14s born in 2010, but may include M/W15s born in 2009 (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.

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.

Download the nomination form

Nomination papers may be sent any time, preferably as soon as possible, to the Secretary of JROS, () and by Tuesday 30th April 2024.

Criteria

Juniors wishing to be selected will have achieved the standards set out below in at least one of the following races;

Scottish Championships 2023 (27th May)

Midland Championships, 2023 (28th May) 2024 (9th March)

Northern Champs, 2023 (26th February) 2024 (28th April)

Southern Championships, 2023 (5th November) 2024 (4th February)

JK Day 2, 2023 (8th April) 2024 (30th March)

JK Day 3, 2023 (9th April) 2024 (31st March)

British Long Distance Champs, 2023 (25th March) 2024 (13th April)

British Middle Distance Champs, 2023 (7th May) 2024 (27th April)

Qualifying standard

M/W14s Juniors being nominated will have achieved gold standard, ideally championship standard, in at least one of the above races.

Nominated M/W15s will have achieved a gold standard at M/W16 or a championship at M/W14 in at least one of the above races.

Selection process

The priority for selection will be

  1. 2 athletes per Region with qualifying standard
  2. Additional qualifying athletes
  3. M/W 15s who have not previously attended with qualifying 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 Lagganlia camp 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 / gold standard times refer to;

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