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 2019 SHI took place on 7/8 September on the Gower Peninsula, South Wales, with complex sand dune terrain and great weather for both days. ESOC’s Laura Robertson was in the Scotland team. In the individual event she came 3rd in W21E, and in the relay she ran 1st leg in the winning women's team. England won the overall competition.
For further details, photos, and full results, see this news item on the Swansea Bay Orienteering Club website, and also this news item on the “On The Red Line” website.
The VHI was on 21/22 September, coordinated by ESOC, with the relay at Binning Wood, near Dunbar, and the individual event in conjunction with SOL 5 in the North Pentlands. Janice Nisbet (W65) was in the Scotland team. In the WMW relay, she ran 1st leg in the highest placed Scotland team, and in the individual event, she won her class. Peter O'Hara also competed at the VHI, running for the Ireland team.
Scotland came 2nd overall, Ireland came 4th, and England won the competition.
For the full results and comments, see these news items on this website:
The JHI was on 12/13 October, in Northern Ireland. The individual event was at Cassy Water, in the Mourne Mountains near Rostrevor, and the relay event was further north, in Donard Forest, Newcastle. Rachel Brown (W16) was in the Scotland team. In the individual event, Rachel won her class, and in the Girls relay, she ran 1st leg in the Scotland 1 team, who came 3rd.
Scotland won the overall competition. Points, results and other details are available on the Junior Home International page of the Lagan Valley Orienteers website. For further description and photos, see this report on the Scottish Orienteering website.
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