Pencelli, Brecon, Wales, 14 -15 September 2013

England Team Manager’s Report

This year the Ward Junior Home International was hosted at Pencelli, Brecon by the Welsh Junior Orienteering Squad and South Wales Orienteering Club. Mark Saunders organised an excellent weekend.

For the first time in a number of years the England team no changes from that originally selected.

Julie Emmerson and Aidan Smith acted as team captains for the weekend. Notably it was Aidan’s sixth appearance at the Junior Home International.

England retained the individual trophy by a small margin on Saturday morning and convincingly won both relays on Sunday with the girl’s team finishing in the top three positions. The winning margin was reduced by six points from last year’s record score.

The England team along with the other teams were accommodated at Pencelli Outdoor Education Centre. Breakfast was provided on site.

Team members from the north of England travelled by minibus and those from the east, midlands and south travelled by car.

Prize Giving & Social
This was held at Llangynidr Village Hall along with a ceilidh on the Saturday evening.

Day 1 Individual
Mynydd Llangynidr

England won three of the age categories, Harrison McCartney M14, Julie Emmerson W16 and Zoe Harding W18. The area was typical Welsh mountain moorland. 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

  Men Women Overall
England 38 37 75
Scotland 36 33 69
Wales 19 20 39
Ireland 15 18 33

Day 2 Relay
Clydach Terrace

All eight English teams performed superbly on the day with the men’s teams finishing first, second, fourth, and sixth with the women finishing first, second, third and fifth. 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

Relay Team Results
  Men Women Overall
England 30 30 60
Scotland 22 22 44
Ireland 6 14 20
Wales 14 4 18
  Men Women Overall
England 68 67 135
Scotland 58 55 113
Wales 33 24 57
Ireland 21 32 53

Huge thanks are due to Mark Saunders who co-ordinated the whole weekend and to the Welsh Junior Squad and South Wales Orienteering Club for hosting the weekend.
My thanks also to Wendy Carlyle, Nev Myers, Tony Carlyle, Susanne Andersen and Will Harrison, the England adults, for the help and support given to the team over the weekend.

Jeff Butt
England JHI Team Manager