For Interland 2023, we will be selecting for the age-classes M/W40 to M/W65. As there is only one major event in the autumn, we will also still consider performances in one event which has already taken place, the JK Long.

Selection Races:

  • JK Long, 17th April, Pwll Du
  • Graythwaite, Lakes 5-Days, August 9th , NWOA
  • Southern Champs, Hound Tor & Hay Tor, Caddihoe Chase, Devon OC, Saturday 17th September
  • Ainsdale Dunes, DEE, Sunday 9th October
  • Long Valley, SN, Sunday 13th Nov

Those wishing to be considered should have competed in at least two of the above five selection events.

Performances for England at VHI 2022 will be taken into consideration, whether good or not-so-good.

Orienteers who change age-class in 2023 may be chosen for their new age-class if the selectors are aware of the change, and if their results in their 2022 age-class are strong enough, unless they have informed the selectors that they only wish to be considered for their 2022 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).