Proud England Junior Team Managers

This year’s WJHI took place in Speyside. The event saw some great competition as the four home nations battled it out in the beautiful Scottish terrain.

The event base was at Lagganlia Outdoor Centre, a familiar location for many of the team members who would have visited on their first JROS camp as a W/M14. On arrival the teams were quick to get stuck into the serious business of catching up with old friends.

For 2022 the format was switched so that the relays were held on the Saturday and the individual on the Sunday. 24 runners in a team. 4 female and 4 male teams for the relay.

The Saturday Relay took place at Loch Vaa, fast but subtle, likely to catch runners out. Adorned with face paint and some beautiful weather the W16’s started the proceedings, bag pipes playing, teammates shouting, a really great atmosphere. At the spectator control on 1st leg things were looking very good for Scotland but England managed to claw back some time. With some strong gutsy performances England came from behind to win the relay by 4 points. England 54, Scotland 50, Wales 22, Ireland 16.
Relay results

Day 2 individual at Creag Dubh. Again this area may well have featured in the memories of some of our runners having been previously been used in the S6D 2021. We knew it was going to be tough, and it was here that Scotland showed their class. Our small lead quickly disappeared as many athletes came in talking of huge mistakes. It’s a tough but fantastic area and one that is good to look back up upon.
Scotland 83, England 70, Ireland 35, Wales 27.
Routegadget and results

Scotland won overall whilst a close fought battle between Ireland and Wales for the Judith Wingham Platter resulted in Ireland winning by just 2 points.
Scotland 133, England 124, Ireland 51, Wales 49.

Congratulations to all those that took part.

Thanks to Judy for her tireless effort and organisation.
Thanks to Interlopers and BASOC for putting on two terrific events.

Will Heap
Katherine Bett