Jan Kjellström
International Festival
of Orienteering 2014
South Wales
18th April - 21st April
South Wales 18th April - 21st April


On behalf of the JK 2014 team I would like to thank all of the competitors for attending the event in South Wales over the Easter weekend. We hope you enjoyed the varied terrain and weather.

We apologise for the parking issues on days 2 and 3 but a relatively short while ago we lost the use of the quarry – about 250 m further on from the actual arena due to the presence of protected birds nesting in the quarries. This lost us the Arena, Finish run in as well as 500 m of track to be used for double sided car parking – about 700 cars would have been parked there.

We did the best we could with what we were able to use.

As Event Co-ordinator I would like to thank the key Officials for their hard work over the last 2 years, their names are at the back of the Final details. In addition to this, there were over 500 volunteers helping out during the 4 days of competition. Some were busy a few days beforehand and there will still be a few finishing off tasks in the days and weeks to come.

I also want to thank the many sponsors and traders and suppliers, attending and setting up facilities in the locations we chose, is often not an easy thing and everyone did very well to cope with the changing conditions. A special mention must go to the First Aid team who fortunately were not kept too busy but were there until late every day making sure that everyone was safely off the hillside. It was unfortunate that the catering vehicles could not get up the track to the Event Arena on day 4 after the recent rain.

Thank you to all those who allowed us to use the land for orienteering and car parking. This includes; Landowners, tenants, commoners, residents, local businesses.

Finally, I need to mention the numerous clubs who were also involved with the event. If I list them all, I will manage to miss one out but there were over 20 clubs who supplied equipment and volunteers. They were from Wales, South West, South Central, South East, East Anglia, West Midlands and East Midlands Associations.

Helen Errington

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