Bassetlaw runners do battle at the JK festival

Orienteers from Bassetlaw had a busy Easter weekend when they competed'in the International Orienteering Festival known as the JK. Over 3,000'runners from 25 different countries, including the national teams from'Switzerland, The Czech Republic, Denmark and Belgium gathered in the'Lake District for 3 days top class orienteering.'Day 1 was a sprint race and was set in the grounds of Lancaster'University. The location provided a mixture of fast running and'navigational challenges, all set in an urban style environment. Local'representatives did well and achieved the following results.
Orienteers from Bassetlaw had a busy Easter weekend when they competed'in the International Orienteering Festival known as the JK. Over 3,000'runners from 25 different countries, including the national teams from'Switzerland, The Czech Republic, Denmark and Belgium gathered in the'Lake District for 3 days top class orienteering.'Day 1 was a sprint race and was set in the grounds of Lancaster'University. The location provided a mixture of fast running and'navigational challenges, all set in an urban style environment. Local'representatives did well and achieved the following results.

Orienteers from Bassetlaw joined over 3,000 runners from 25 different countries at the JK International Orienteering Fesitval.

The national teams fromSwitzerland, The Czech Republic, Denmark and Belgium provided some of the top quality opposition in the Lake District, for the three day event.

Day one was a sprint race set in the grounds of Lancaster University.

The location provided a mixture of fast running andnavigational challenges, all set in an urban style environment.

Localrepresentatives did well with some impressive performances.

Results: Fraser Ridgway (M14) 40th; Will Parkinson (Men’s Open) 17th; Alexander Ridgway (Men’s Open) 53rd; Cameron Ridgway (Men’s Open) 58th; Helen Parkinson (W45) 31st; Oonah Ridgway (W50) 91st; Andrew Ridgway (M50) 63rd; Robert Parkinson (M55) 76th.

The action moved to the physically demanding Lake District forests for the second and third days, with events on Ulpha Fell and at Bigland.

The courses were set out on the wooded slopes and tested both physical fitness andnavigation skills.

Day two Light Green Course: Fraser Ridgway 45th, Alexander Ridgway 36th, Cameron Ridgway 57th, Oonah Ridgway 50th; M50L Andrew Ridgway 101st; M55S Robert Parkinson 29th; M20EBen Beresford 27th; M20S Will Parkinson 2nd; W45S Helen Parkinson 24th.

Day three results: M20S Will Parkinson 2nd, finishing second overall; M55S Robert Parkinson 22nd, finishing 22nd overall; W45S Helen Parkinson 23rd, finishing 22nd overall.

The orienteering action is much closer to home this weekend for the Bassetlaw runners.

The East Midlands Score Orienteering Championships takes place in ClumberPark on Sunday 12th.

Registration is from 10am to 12pm.

Runners will then start between 10.30am and 12.30pm.