Addendum (4th August 2021)
Where Covid-19 restrictions have prevented travel to selection races, an English orienteer can let selectors know of results in high-level events abroad. Attendance at BOC2021 will still be important for selection.

Updated 21/07/2021

In 2021 the England team for the Veteran Home Internationals will be selected using the results of the following races:

Chiltern Challenge, Hambleden 23rd May, TVOC

British Middle Champs Sat 5th June, Summerhouse Knott

Northern Champs Sun 6th June, High Dam

Scottish 6, Day 1, Sunday 1st Ardchattan or Day 3, Tuesday 3rd Arisaig.

Scottish 6, Day 4 or 5, Thursday 5th/Friday 6th August, Creag Dhubh

BOC, Sunday 2nd October, Braunton Burrows, DEVON/SWOA


We are not using results of the Midland Champs as the event entry was limited.

I (Andy Hemsted) apologise that three of these races have already taken place. I had not anticipated that the Home Nations would be holding Home Internationals this year, so we are late in deciding our selection policy.

If any of the remaining events are cancelled or postponed, selections will be made on the basis of the events that take place/ have taken place.

Orienteers need to compete/have competed/ in at least two of these races to be considered. Greater weight will be given to the results of the British Middle Champs and the British Champs.

Selection will take place during the week October 3rd – 9th. Those who are hoping to be selected should keep themselves free for the weekend November 6th/7th.

The selectors will endeavour to take into consideration the results of competitors running-up out-of-class, on a mins/k basis.

On occasions a competitor may be recovering from injury or illness, and know beforehand that he/she may not perform well in a selection race. In such circumstance, the competitor should let a selector know in advance together with their wishes regarding the inclusion of their result for selection purposes.

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.

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