18th – 31st August 2014
The ‘Stockholm’ training camp is aimed at M/W17’s and is held around the middle of August. Accommodation is at the ‘OK Ravinen’ club hut and because of its proximity to central Stockholm use is made of public transport to training and competition venues. The camp usually accommodates 16-20 athletes.
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Generic information about Stockholm
The Stockholm training camp is based the club ‘hut’ of OK Ravinen (one of the orienteering clubs based around Stockholm www4.idrottonline.se/OKRavinen-Orientering). The club hut is in Hellasgården in the Nacka district to the south east and in the suburbs of Stockholm.
It is in the middle of Stockholm’s nearest ‘real forest’ and is easily accessible by public transport.
Accommodation is in the OK Ravinen club hut. The participants will sleep on the floor in one of two rooms in the building.
The hut is equipped with toilets and showers.
The tour chef prepares all the meals on site and specific dietary needs are catered for. Athletes will be expected to assist with chores during the camp.
There is plenty of space around the hut for outdoor games.
Since the late 1990’s a number of training tours have taken place in Scandinavia with popular venues such as Halden and Uppsalla. These catered for the older age groups and were aimed at providing experience of training and competing in Scandinavian terrain.
With the loss of all junior overseas training tours organised by British Orienteering it was decided in 2011 to organise a camp for M/W17’s based on the OK Ravinen club, thanks to the assistance of Nick Barrable who is a member of that club.
All attendees join OK Ravinen which brings a number of benefits both short and long term. In the short term there is a reduction in the cost of staying in the hut, entry to local races and a free ‘O’ top. In the longer term, many past attendees have used their membership of OK Ravinen to compete in top class Scandinavian competition.
As you would expect there is an abundance of top class orienteering terrain within easy access of the hut. The tour makes use of the extensive Stockholm public transport system to get to training areas and competitions in the Stockholm area.
The camp is aimed at M/W17’s who have achieved the required standard in the nominated selection races (See Stockholm Selection criteria). It is expected that up to 20 M/W17’s will attend. If insufficient M/W17’s qualify the selectors may add suitable M/W16’s.
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 6 coaches.
Louise Adams SYO
Cecilie Andersen BOK
Katie Blackford BADO
Hannah Cox LEI
Pippa Dakin SYO
Helen Ockenden SROC
Jennifer Ricketts MAROC
Alice Rigby CLOK
Fay Walsh MWOC
Alex Carcas INT
Alexander Chepelin GRAMP
Michael Hallett BOK
Nathan Lawson OD
Alistair Masson SO
Harrison McCartney OD
Tim Morgan SOC
Aidan Rigby CLOK
Thomas Wilson CLYDE
Selection policy for attendance at the Stockholm Training camp (2014).
Download the selection policy as a PDF
The camp will run from 18th – 31st August 2014
The Camp is predominantly for M/W17’s born in 1997 but some top M/W16’s born in 1998 may be selected.
Athletes will not be selected for both the Deeside and the Stockholm tours
The camp will be for a maximum of 20 athletes.
Athletes wishing to be selected will have achieved the standards set out below in the following races;
|Southern Championships||26th January 2014|
|JK Day 2||19th April 2014|
|JK Day 3||20th April 2014|
|Northern Championships||4th May 2014|
Standard for selection
Athletes wishing to be selected will have achieved 125% or less of the winner’s time as averaged over three of the above races.
If there are more than the maximum number for the camp who have achieved the required standard then those with the lowest averages will be selected.
The selector may choose not to fill all available places if there are insufficient qualified athletes.
The tour selectors
The tour athletes will be selected by Nick Barrable (SYO and OK Ravinen) and the selections will be reviewed by the Chairman of Junior Regional Orienteering Squads (JROS).
Illness or Injury
All cases of illness or injury which may affect an athlete’s ability to compete in one of the above selection races should be notified in writing to the athlete’s Regional Squad coordinator prior to the running of that race, clearly explaining the reasons for their failure to compete. The Regional Squad coordinator will make the Selectors aware of such notifications prior to the race.