Kilbowie Outdoor Centre, Oban, Scotland, 30-31 August 2014

England Team Manager’s Report

This year the Ward Junior Home International was hosted at Kilbowie, Oban by Loch Eck Orienteers. Kate Hunter organised an excellent weekend.

There were a number of changes to the England team originally selected. Philip Vokes replaced Tim Morgan, Angus Dobson replaced Nathan Lawson, Jack Leitch replaced Harrison McCartney, Laurence Johnson replaced Sam Fielding and Chloe Potter replaced Fiona Bunn.

Julie Emmerson and Michael Adams acted as team captains for the weekend.

England retained the individual trophy by a six points on Saturday morning but disappointingly performed poorly as a team in the relays and as a result lost the overall trophy to Scotland. The Scottish winning margin was a narrow two points.

The England team along with the other teams were accommodated at Kilbowie Outdoor Education Centre. Breakfast and dinner was provided on site with a packed lunch for both competition days.

Team members from the north of England travelled by minibus and those from the rest of the country by air and minibus.

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

Day 1 Individual
Creag Mhic

England won four of the age categories, Alastair Thomas M14, Hannah Hateley W14, Aidan Rigby M16 and Pippa Dakin W16. The area was an excellent techinal test for the team. 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 from the following links:

  Men Women Overall
England 41 38 79
Scotland 37 36 73
Ireland 16 18 34
Wales 13 15 28

Day 2 Relay

A disappointing team result for the relay. The men’s teams finishing third, fourth, seventh and eighth with the women finishing first, fourth, fifth and ninth. 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
Scotland 30 26 56
England 22 26 48
Ireland 12 10 22
Wales 8 10 18


  Men Women Overall
Scotland 67 62 129
England 63 64 127
Ireland 28 28 56
Wales 21 25 46

Huge thanks are due to Kate Hunter who co-ordinated the whole weekend and to Loch Eck Orienteers for hosting the weekend.
My thanks also to Wendy Carlyle, Nev Myers &Tony Carlyle, the England adults, for the help and support given to the team over the weekend.

Jeff Butt
England JHI Team Manager