Jan Kjellström

International Festival

of Orienteering 2018

West Midlands

30th March - 2nd April


British Orienteering

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Welcome to JK 2018

The West Midlands Orienteering Association welcomes you to Cannock Chase for the 51st JK competition. There are four days of great orienteering ahead of you on areas separated by a maximum of 15 miles!

Day 1 is the SPRINT RACE on MOD Stafford, hosted by Walton Chasers OC (WCH) and Royal Signals OC (RSOC). This is a little used area and will be new to most people.

Day 2 is the MIDDLE RACE on Brereton Spurs, hosted by Octavian Droobers (OD). Last used in 2014 for the British Middles and 2015 for the Junior Inter-regional, it has been remapped for the first time using LIDAR data.

Day 3 is the LONG RACE on Beaudesert and Brereton Hayes, hosted by Potteries OC (POTOC) and Wrekin Orienteers (WRE). Beaudesert has been used over many years for top class events, the last one being the Midland Champs in 2009. The tricky terrain has been remapped for the first time using LIDAR data.

Day 4 is the RELAYS on Beaudesert, hosted by Harlequins OC (HOC) and City of Birmingham OC (COBOC). The relays will use some of the same area as the long race, but the planning will not make it easy for you!

Trail-O will also be available in close proximity to the arenas of day 1 (Temp-O) and day 3 (Pre-O). Please find some time to partake in both disciplines.

Mixed punching will be enabled for all days. You do not need a SIAC dibber to compete, but they are available to hire if you would like to try one. See Entries page for more information.

A location map showing the embargoed areas is here: Embargoed areas

We hope to provide string courses each day for the younger members.

So, come along and experience some of the best orienteering the West Midlands has to offer. Online entries are now closed, but you add your details to the waiting list via the SiEntries website.

News last updated: 15 Mar 2018