THE WARD JUNIOR HOME INTERNATIONAL 2008

Ainsdale Dunes, England, 20-21 September.

England Team Manager’s Report

Summary
This year the Ward Junior Home International was hosted by Merseyside Orienteering Club on Ainsdale Dunes north of Liverpool. Andrew Platt organised an excellent weekend that was enjoyed by all competitors. Both competitions were held on Ainsdale Dunes.

The England team had two changes from that originally selected. Julia Blomquist and Mairead Rocke declined the invitation to run and were replaced by Rebecca Harding and Chloe Haines.

Ralph Street and Alice Butt acted as team captains for the weekend.

England finished second on the individual day and won the relay day ensuring overall victory.

Accommodation
Accommodation for all teams was at Pontins, Ainsdale. Sleeping accommodation was in flats accommodating five team members. Breakfast and lunch were self serve with provisions provided by the organising club. The evening meal was provided by Merseyside Orienteering Club at a local venue.

Travelling
All team members travelled to the event by minibus and car.

Prize Giving & Social
This was held at a scout hut at Ainsdale close to the accommodation. The evening started with a meal followed by the prize giving. The evening was completed with a ceilidh.

Day 1 Individual
The results for the day are attached to this report. England won two of the age categories, Lucy Butt W14 and Jack Benham M14. The result was extremely close with Scotland winning by two points. The strength in depth of the England team was not as apparent as previous years with only 10 top 4 positions being achieved. The first two athletes from each country count in this part of the competition with points being allocated from 8 to the winner down to 1 for the eighth placed athlete.
 

Individual Team Results

                 Men  Women   Overall
Scotland   36         36           72

England    36         34          70

Wales        19         19          38

Ireland     17          19          36

Day 2 Relay
The assembly area was just outside the walls of Pontins although the undulating nature of the terrain made viewing difficult. All eight English teams performed very well on the day with the men almost matching the previous years performance of filling the first four places, finishing first, third, fourth and fifth. The women finished first, second, fifth and eighth.

Relay Team Results


                 Men  Women   Overall

England     28       30            58

Scotland     24      18             42

Wales           8       14             22
    
Ireland       12       10            22

Overall
 
                   Men  Women   Overall
England      64         64          128

Scotland     60          54          114

Wales          27          33            60

Ireland        29          29           58

Acknowledgements
Huge thanks are due to Andrew Platt and Merseyside Orienteering Club for staging an excellent weekend.
My thanks also to Pauline Olivant, Nev Myers and Chris Branford, the England adults, for the help and support given to the team over the weekend.

Jeff Butt
England JHI Team Manager

Ward Junior Home International 2008
Individual Results

W14     3.5k

1 Lucy Butt    England  31.45
2 Katie Reynolds  Wales   32.17 
3 Florence Haines  England  32.22
4 Rosalind Shepherd  Scotland  32.41
5 Zoe Harding  England  33.14
6 Rona Lindsay  Scotland  34.00
7 Rosie Watson  England  36.21
8 Rhona McMillan  Scotland  41.40 
9 Niamh Corbett  Ireland   41.59
10 Cliona McCullough  Ireland   45.00
11 Katrina McLeod  Scotland  45.41
12 Deirdre Ryan  Ireland    56.55
13 Megan Carter-Davies Wales   64.37
14 Morven Graham  Wales   78.35
       Dearbhla Knight  Ireland       mp
       Bethan Stone  Wales     dnf 
W16     4.3k

1 Jo Shepherd  Scotland  37.23
2 Aine McCann  Ireland    37.39
3 Kirsty Coombs  Scotland  39.08
4 Fiona Claxton  England  39.21
5 Katrin Harding  England  40.38
6 Charlotte Watson  England  40.50
7 Abigail Longhurst  Scotland  40.54
8 Delyth Darlington  Wales   42.01 
9 Jenny Evans  England  46.27
10 Kirstin Maxwell  Scotland  47.47
11 Andrea Stefkova  Ireland   49.56 
12 Lizzie Clemence  Wales   67.53
13 Hannah Jenkins  Wales   82.42
W18     5.2k

1 Hazel Wright  Scotland  41.08
2 Alice Butt   England  44.45
3 Anwen Darlington  Wales   46.11 
4 Jessica Orr   Scotland  49.46
5 Alice Leake   England  53.43
6 Rebecca Harding  England  54.23
7 Lauren Campbell  Scotland  54.37
8 Chloe Haines  England  61.05
9 Sarah Tullie   Scotland  64.30
10 Katerina Stefkova  Ireland   70.02
11 Fiona Hill   Ireland   75.40
12 Holly Bryant   Wales   88.36
M14    4.2k

1 Jack Benham  England  29.04
2 Craig Thomson  Scotland  29.20
3 Jack Millar   Ireland   31.32
4 Chris Young  England  34.14
5 Aidan Smith   England  35.11
6 Alexander Chepelin  Scotland  35.37
7 Charlie Jenkins  Wales   36.50
8 Eoin McCullough  Ireland   40.46
9 Alex Simonin  Ireland   41.08
10 Robert Patterson  Scotland  41.30
11 Thomas Louth  England  43.41
12 Craig Nolan   Scotland  44.09
13 Stephen Reynolds  Wales   53.38
14 Barney Broatch  Wales   60.11 
15 Niall Allen   Wales   59.16
16 Mark Stephens  Ireland   74.35
M16     6.3k

1 Jamie Stevenson  Scotland  44.28
2 Finlay Langan  Scotland  49.24
3 Duncan Birtwistle  England  50.12
4 Thomas Fellbaum  England  53.25
5 Robin Tett   England  53.26
6 Matthew Vokes  England  55.27
7 Jack Barrett   Scotland  55.38
8 Conor Short   Ireland   55.49
9 Ben Mitchell  Wales   58.32
10 Tal Ramsay   Scotland  60.42
11 Cillin Corbett  Ireland   63.31
12 Sam Mitchell  Wales   85.57
13 Colm Moran  Ireland   93.26
Ciaran Allen  Wales      mp
Sean Knight  Ireland      mp
M18     7.8k

1 Kristian Jones  Wales     49.44
2 Peter Hodkinson  England    53.21
3 Alasdair McLeod  Scotland    54.21 
4 Ralph Street  England    57.48
5 David Abrams  England    58.18
6 Alan Cherry   Scotland    62.15 
7 Thomas Beasant  England    64.34 
8 Stuart Thomson  Scotland    67.38
9 Ben Doherty  Wales     72.56
10 Patrick Low   Scotland    73.24
11 Niall Ewen   Ireland     76.45
12 Alan Lane   Ireland     80.12
13 Padraig Mulry  Ireland     83.18
14 Michael Hoare  Wales   103.04
15 Dale Thomas  Wales   119.09
        Kevin O’Boyle  Ireland      dns 

Ward Junior Home International 2008
Relay Results

Men

  1 England – Birtwistle, Benham, Hodkinson     87.55
  2 Scotland 1         91.24 
  3 England – Tett, Young, Abrams       91.26
  4 England – Fellbaum, Smith, Street      91.27
  5 England – Vokes, Louth, Beasant      96.31
  6 Scotland 4         96.48
  7 Scotland 2       110.15
  8 Ireland 2       110.17
  9 Scotland 3       110.43
10 Wales 3       112.30
11 Ireland 3       114.09
12 Wales 2       126.47
13 Ireland 1       137.12
14 Wales 1       164.30

Women

  1 England – Katrin Harding, Florence Haines, Rebecca Harding   94.51
  2 England – Charlotte Watson, Zoe Harding, Alice Butt    95.00
  3 Wales 2       102.40
  4 Scotland 2       106.28
  5 England – Claxton, Lucy Butt, Leake    107.36
  6 Scotland 1       112.19
  7 Scotland 3       114.04
  8 England – Evans, Rosie Watson, Chloe Haines   125.20
  9 Scotland 4       127.23
10 Ireland 1       144.47
11 Ireland 2       159.45
12 Wales 1       161.14
13 Wales 3       201.34