WJHI 2012 Report and Results
THE WARD JUNIOR HOME INTERNATIONAL 2012
High Ashurst, Dorking, England 13 -14 October 2012
England Team Manager’s Report
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.
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.
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 &amp; Social
This was held at the the event centre along with a ceilidh on the Saturday evening.
Day 2 Relay
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
Day 1 Individual
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
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.
England JHI Team Manager