of Orienteering 2015
3rd April - 6th April
North West Orienteering Association clubs and their members are looking forward to welcoming orienteers, families and friends to the Southern Lake District in April 2015 for the 49th JK International Festival of Orienteering.
The JK is the UK's premier annual multi-day competition, attracting orienteers from around the world.
The weekend comprises 4 days of top-class competition:
Friday 3 April
Day 1: Sprint (WRE) & TempO at Lancaster University
Saturday 4 April
Day 2: Individual Race, Ulpha Park and Barrow Fell & Pre-O at Haverigg Dunes
Sunday 5 April
Day 3: Individual Race, Bigland
Monday 6 April
Day 4: Relays, Graythwaite
The above areas are all embargoed - you can see where they are on a map here.
At this time access is only allowed along public roads. Anybody who may need access to the area(s) and wishes to remain competitive should contact British Orienteering Events & Competitions Committee.
Advisory note for elite course runners at JK to help with pre-planning of transport, etc - there is no quarantine for the elite courses on any Day.
Last orders for JK O Tops
Get your order in for your JK2015 O top now and support the NW Junior Orienteering Squad.
The last date for orders is Friday (27 February). Have a look at the design and check out which size you need on the JK Souvenirs page.
JK entries close on 6 March
A reminder that JK entries close at midnight on Friday 6 March.
Late entries after 6 March may be possible but only if maps and start times are available. Start times after 6 March are very unlikely to be available for the elite courses. In particular we anticipate that M21E at least is unlikely to have any spare start slots on Days 2 and 3.
JK Relay entries close at midnight on Sunday 15 March.
After 6 March, use the online SiEntries Waiting List facility or contact the Entries Secretary.
If late entry can be accepted, the late entry fees will be:
Day 1: £7.50 (Junior/Student) and £15 (Senior)
Day 2: £12.50 (Junior/Student) and £25 (Senior).
WRE Status for JK Days 2 & 3
The application for World Ranking Event status for JK Days 2 (middle distance) and 3 (long distance) have been approved. More information to follow shortly.
JK Relay first entry closing date - Sunday 15 February
A reminder that the first entry date for relay teams (entries by Club Captains please) is Sunday 15 February.
Currently entry is £24 for junior teams (classes K, L, M & N) and £39 for senior teams. After Sunday it will be £30 for junior and £48 for senior teams.
WRE status for JK Day 1 Sprint
The application for World Ranking Event status for JK Day 1 - Sprint at Lancaster University has been approved.
Details of JK training areas and an informal event are now available.
Entries top 2,300
At the first entry closing date on 31 January, entries for the Day 1 sprint had reached 1,800 and over 2,300 competitors from 21 nations had entered Days 2 & 3.
The first entry date for relay teams (entries by Club Captains please) is Sunday 15 February.
The final closing date is midnight on Friday 6 March. After that late entry may be possible but only if maps and start times are available.
Day 2 & 3 Map Scales
A page has now been set up for Day 2/3 course details. At present it lists map scales and starts. Course lengths, climb & number of controls to follow.
Are you an M/W 18/20/21 who does not want to run Elite at the Day 1 Sprint race?
A reminder that M/W18, 20 or 21s who do not want to run an elite course at the Day 1 sprint race should enter the M/W Open course.