THE WARD JUNIOR HOME INTERNATIONAL 2012

High Ashurst, Dorking, England 13 -14 October 2012

England Team Manager’s Report

Summary

This year the Ward Junior Home International was hosted at High Ashurst, Dorking by the South East Orienteering Association. Catherine Galvin organised a superb weekend.

The England team had three changes from that originally selected. Tim Morgan replaced Will Rigg, Laura Hindle replaces Fiona Bunn and Katrina Hemingway replaced Katherine Hall.

Lucy Butt and Chris Owens acted as team captains for the weekend.

England retained the individual trophy by an increased margin on Saturday morning and convincingly won both relays on Sunday although only the boy’s team managed to repeat last year’s top three performance. The overall team score was the highest for at least the last nine years.

Accommodation

The England team along with the other teams were accommodated at High Ashurst in wooden lodges. All meals were provided on site in the excellent cafeteria.

Travelling

Team members from the north of England and the Midlands travelled in two minibuses with those in the south travelling by train and car.

Prize Giving & Social

This was held at the the event centre along with a ceilidh on the Saturday evening.

 

Day 2 Relay

Wisley Common

All eight English teams performed superbly on the day with the men’s teams finishing first, second, third, and sixth with the women finishing first, second, third and eighth. The first two team from each country count towards the team results with points decreasing from 16 to 2 in increments of 2. Full results can be found at http://guildfordorienteers.co.uk/wjhi/relay/index.html

 

Relay Team Results

Men Women Overall
England 30 28 58
Scotland 22 16 38
Wales 14 16 30
Ireland 6 12 18

 

Day 1 Individual

Headley Heath

England won three of the age categories, Harrison McCartney M14, Julie Emmerson W16 and Zoe Harding W18. The area was typical southern English heathland. 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. Full results can be found at http://guildfordorienteers.co.uk/wjhi/individual/index.html

 

Individual Team Results

Men Women Overall
England 42 41 83
Scotland 33 35 68
Ireland 18 15 33
Wales 15 17 32

 

Overall

Men Women Overall
England 72 69 141
Scotland 55 51 106
Ireland 29 33 62
Wales 24 27 51

Acknowledgements

Huge thanks are due to Catherine Galvin who co-ordinated the whole weekend and to the South East Orienteering Association for hosting the weekend.

My thanks also to Wendy Carlyle, Nev Myers and Tony Carlyle, the England adults, for the help and support given to the team over the weekend.

 

Jeff Butt

England JHI Team Manager