Classes M/W40–M/W65 will be selected considering the results of these events:

  • Mon 29th July: Edinchip, Scottish 6-Days
  • Fri 2nd Aug: Craig a’Barns, Scottish 6-Days
  • Sun 15th Sept: British Middle Champs, Chinley Churn DVO/EMOA
  • Sat 9th Nov: Goyt Valley, Twin Peaks, MDOC
  • Sun 1st Dec: Southern Champs, Cannop Ponds, BOK

Those wishing to be considered should compete in at least two of the above five selection events. At first we will be considering only those who have good results in at least two of the selection events. In certain classes, if there are not enough such competitors, we reserve the right to then select orienteers who have had good results over a longer period, and particularly in JK2019 and BOC2019.

Performances for England at VHI 2019 on 21st/22nd September will also be taken into account, whether good or bad.

Orienteers who change age-class in 2020 may be chosen for their new age-class if the selectors are aware of the change, and if their results in their 2019 age-class are strong enough, unless they have informed the selectors that they only wish to be considered for their 2019 age-class.

On occasions a competitor may be recovering from injury or illness, and know beforehand that he/she will not have a good result in a selection race. In such circumstance, the competitor should let a selector know in advance, and then his/her result in that race will not be considered.

In general a ‘retired’ or ‘disqualified’ will be taken to be the equivalent of a very poor run: those wishing to be selected should take every precaution to avoid mispunching in a selection race.

In the event that a race, or races, are cancelled, or a course being voided, the selectors will still consider competitors without the requisite number of results provided that they had entered the cancelled race(s) and that the total of achieved results plus entries for cancelled races meets or exceeds the required number of races.

In the selection races, competitors are requested to run the course recommended for their age-class. Vets who elect to run a longer course may, at the selectors’ discretion, have their results considered on a mins/k basis.

England Vets Selectors: Jackie Hallett (BOK), Tim Tett (SYO), Andy Hemsted (HOC, Chair).