The Home Internationals are annual competitions between selected teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with an individual event and a relay over a weekend, plus a social event on the Saturday evening. There are 3 different competitions: the Junior Home International (JHI) for M/W14-18, the Senior Home International (SHI) for M/W20-21, and the Veteran Home International (VHI) for M/W35-65.
The 2018 SHI took place on 8/9 September at Hurstwood, SE of Burnley, organised by Pendle Forest Orienteers. The terrain has complex spoil heaps separated by rough moorland. ESOC’s Laura Robertson was in the Scotland team. In the individual event, she came 6th in W21E, and in the relay, she ran 1st leg for the Scottish A team, who came 3rd. England won the overall competition, and Scotland came 2nd.
For further details and full results, see these news items on the PFO website:
Also see this news item from the “On The Red Line” website.
The VHI was on 29/30 September, near Abergavenny in South Wales, with the individual event at Pwll Du and the relay at Clydach Terrace. These are both challenging technical areas of old mine workings. Helena Nolan (W50 but running up as W40), Alison Cunningham (W55) and Janice Nisbet (W65) were in the Scotland team. Sadly Scotland came 3rd overall, with England winning. For full results, including Routegadget for the individual event, see the VHI weekend event item on the South Wales Orienteering Club website.
The JHI was on 6/7 October, near Pitlochry, with the individual event on Saturday at Errochty, in conjunction with SOL 4, and the relay on Sunday at Bonskeid, organised by ESOC. Rachel Brown (W16) was in the victorious Scotland team. For full results, comments and photos, see the JHI Relays event item on this website.
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