Jan Kjellström

International Festival

of Orienteering 2015

Lake District

3rd April - 6th April


British Orienteering

UK Orienteering League



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.


WRE Bulletin 3 now available - with information for all Elite competitors


World Ranking Event Bulletin 3 which covers all three WRE races - Sprint (Day 1), Middle (Day 2) & Long (Day 3) - is now available.

This document contains the information required for WRE Bulletins 1, 2 and 3.

It also features other information from the JK Event Details Booklet that is specific to competitors entered in  the WRE courses (M/W21E on all 3 Days and M/W18E & M/W20E on Day 1 only) and the M/W18E and M/W20E courses on Days 2 and 3.

It is not a substitute for the detailed JK2015 Event Details Booklet and Amendments on the Event Details page.

Deadllne for Relay Team Declaration


Calling all Club Relay Captains.....
If you haven't already declared your relay teams, here is your reminder to do it by midnight on Tuesday 31 March.
Just follow this link.

 View all entries.

Problems with travel to/from JK2015 via West Coast Mainline from London and Scotland


During the Easter weekend a closure of the West Coast Mainline means there will be no trains to or from London between Friday 3 April and Monday 6 April. There will not be any replacement shuttles, so finding an alternative train service to London will be very difficult.

Virgin Trains services will start from/terminate at Milton Keynes Central or Watford Junction.

In addition, there will be improvements on the line between Carlisle and Glasgow over the Easter weekend which will severely reduce services to the North and Scotland.

From Saturday 4 April until Monday 6 April, train services will start from/terminate at Carlisle. Rail replacement services will operate between Carlisle, Lockerbie and Glasgow/Edinburgh. A vey limited direct service will operate via Dumfries, the replacement coach option is quicker.

And, on Sunday 5 April, rail replacement coaches will also operate between Lancaster, Oxenholme Lake District, Penrith North Lakes and Carlisle. Change at Carlisle for rail replacement coach services to/from Lockerbie and Glasgow/Edinburgh.

Route Maps and more detailed information on alternative routes for Virgin Trains
More information on travel between London and Watford Junction

Details of pre-JK Evening Training Event on 1 April now available


You can find details of this event on the Training page. It is in Dale Park Wood, Graythwaite. There will be a variety of course suggestions available, from a short easy Yellow through to the longest which is a Short Blue (5.0km), or you can simply use any of the controls in any order for your own training route. All proceeds from this event will support the seven team members from Ulverston Victoria High School attending the World Schools Championships in Turkey later this year.

On the same page you will find details of the three training areas available during the week Saturday 28 March - Sunday 5 April inclusive along with information on how to obtain the maps. Surplus proceeds from sale of  these maps will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

The Tarn Hows training area includes a TrailO course.


Event Details are now available


The first version of the JK2015 Event Details Booklet is now available, also accessible via the new Event Details tab on the home page.


Start times published for all classes except Elite


Start times for all classes except Elite are now available

Please make a note of your start times and race number. Knowing your race number will speed up collecting it when you get to the event.

Helpers and those who requested split starts are listed as having Open start times.

Elite start times will be available in the week before the event. 

If there is an Elite runner in your family/group, please be aware that Elite start times cannot be changed. It should be possible to meet reasonable requests to change the times of other members of the family/group.

All other requests for start time changes will incur a fee of £2 per day. All queries about start times or entries should be directed to entries2015@thejk.org.uk

WRE Bulletin 1/2 now available


WRE Bulletin 1/2 covering all 3 WRE events is now available.

Entries update


JK entries for individual classes on Days 1, 2 and 3 closed at midnight yesterday.

If you missed the deadline, you can still enter online where you will be placed on a waiting list or contact the Entries Secretary

It is still possible to change entries but there will be a charge for changing course or, when issued, start time.
Contact the Entries Secretary to do this.

Full information on the Entries Page.

JK Relay entries close at midnight on Sunday 15 March.

No quarantine


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.

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.
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