Julie Emmerson W16 and Hamish Rogers M16 have been selected to join the national British Orienteering Talent Development Coaching Camp which takes place in July at Badaguish, in the Cairngorms, Scotland. Also going to Scotland is Aimee Morse W16 to the Junior Regional Squad in Kincraig and Harrison McCartney M14 to the Junior Regional Squad camp in Lagganlia. Matt Elkington M18 and Julie Emmerson W16 are travelling to Sweden to train with the Junior Regional Squad rising 18 year olds.

As part of Kenilworth Festival the club staged an orienteering event for all ages based at Kenilworth Sports and Science School. Under 16s ran two courses around the school grounds, organised by Barry and Mel Elkington, and seniors experienced two demanding around the town urban courses planned by Mike Hampton. On the long urban 5.7k course Alan Segar M35 came 1st in 52.01mins, Hamish Rogers M16 was 2nd in 56mins and Jane Halliday W50 was 3rd in 59.34mins.

Riina Kuuselo W21 was 1st on the 3.8k urban event in 33.21mins, Barry Elkington M55 2nd in 38.12mins and Sami Takaluoma M35 3rd in 41.42mins. The short 1k sprint was won by new club members William Heaton M14 in 11.09mins 2nd was Alfie Bullus M12 in 12.58mins and 3rd Matthew Kermode M12 in 15.49mins. Jeremy Knott M16 won the 1.1k sprint in 7.57mins tying with John Embrey M50 and 2nd was Michael Hanson Morris M20 in 8.58mins.

In the Lake District this weekend the two day High Dam event was attended by club members and Riina Kuuselo W21 came 1st on Day 1 on the 7.2k course in 1.01.19mins, Sami Takaluoma M35 2nd on the 5.5k course in 58.39mins and Sheila Carey W65 1st on the 3.2k course in 42.16mins. On Day 2 Hilary Simpson W70 was 2nd on the 2.5k course in 52.16mins.

22nd May 2012

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