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Generic information about Stockholm

Location

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

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.

Background

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.

Terrain

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.

Attendees

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.

Selection Policy

With the possible lack of selection races and with the hope that the camp will be able to go ahead, the Selector for the camp has asked the athletes to self nominate by 14th June 2021.

Nomination should be accompanied by a supporting statement by the athlete.

The selector will at his discretion consider;

a) previous performances in major races in 2019 and 2020 and major races in 2021 (up to 6th June 2021).

b) evidence that athletes may provide of their current form and/or fitness.

c) intention to compete in major races during the summer.

If a further update to the policy is required, then this will be communicated as soon as feasible, in order to give athletes the best chance to plan and prepare.

Please note that no nominations received after 14th June 2021 will be considered.

Nominations should be sent to;

Nick Barrable  &

Susan Marsden 

Eligibility

The camp is predominantly for M/W17s born in 2004 and some M/W18s born in 2003 will also be selected. The makeup of the camp will ensure that at least 50% of the athletes will be M/W17.

Athletes will not be selected who have previously attended the Stockholm camp.

Numbers

The camp will be for a maximum of 20 athletes

Selection process

The Selector may choose not to fill all available places if there are insufficient suitable athletes.

The tour selector

The tour athletes will be selected by Nick Barrable (SYO and OK Ravinen) and the selections will be reviewed by the Chairman of Selectors of Junior Regional Orienteering Squads (JROS).