For the first time in almost 15 years, Dunalastair played host to orienteering with the first full day of competition at the JK as two of the world's best, Scott Fraser and Linnea Gustafsson, showed their prowess through the tough Scottish forest and moorland.
JK 2012 in Scotland kicked off with a highly exciting sprint yesterday, with Livingston proving to be a fast and furious setting for orienteering races in which the leaders were separated by seconds, Sarah Rollins winning her third straight JK sprint title with Murray Strain pipping Scott Fraser by a second for a local win.
This Easter weekend almost 2,400 competitors from across the UK and Europe will descend on Scotland, Livingston and Perthshire to be more precise, for the Jan Kjellström International Festival of Orienteering 2012. For the first time this season almost all of the UK's top orienteers will be in attendance, so you can expect a tight competition across the board.
Think you know the Craig a Barns (JK Day 3) map well enough? Ever wanted an edge over your JK rivals? Well now you can. By, perfectly legally, constructing the full map piece by piece you will no doubt get to know this iconic picture of Scottish Orienteering as well as its' many mappers.
This weekend Edinburgh emerged victorious once again at the British University Championships with some tight battles and tough orienteering, but many fine performances were overshadowed by a controversial protest and disqualification in the relay.
This weekend sees the British Universities Championship hosted in the Lake District by Cambridge University, and as well as strong teams from the main contenders Edinburgh and Sheffield, there is a good entry from a number of other smaller university teams from across the country.
Fancy taking part in a novel and unique race specially for 2012? Spread over 4 floors, Westfield Shopping Centre is the perfect location to test your navigational skills and attention to detail. Located overlooking the Olympic site the event makes a great day out for all the family.
Entry deadlines are swiftly approaching for the March in the Marches weekend in March, including Nopesport Urban League race 3 in Great Malvern on the 10th, followed by the Midland Championships nearby on the 11th.
Nopesport relies on user submitted articles. Got an inside scoop? An event review? Please submit it to us.
Orienteering headlines from around the web:
World of O
Nopesport is supported by these advertisements