JK 2009 – Northumberland

Roxburgh Reivers Orienteering Club had an amazing Bank Holiday weekend competing at the JK – amazing results, amazing weather.

RR winners at JK 2009

RR winners at JK 2009

Fiona Forrest started the medal rush by taking second place in the Urban Sprint race in Newcastle on Friday.  Saturday and Sunday’s classic races were held at Kyloe and the nearby St Cuthbert’s Cave woodland. John Tullie took pride of place by winning both races for an aggregate victory in M50, extracting revenge on Mark Saunders who pipped him at the post for the British Championship title a few weeks ago.  Sarah Tullie held second place overnight in W18 and was able to maintain the position on day two, only one minute behind the winner.  Karen Maxwell (W14) and Lindsey Knox (W50) had a lot to do after the first race but dug deep on day two to win their races, elevating both into second place overall. Fiona Forrest completed the podium lineup with 3rd on W35.

Also on winning form on Sunday, but missing out on the overall standings, were Robin Sloan who finished 3rd in M60 and Ian Maxwell who won M45.

In the relay event on Easter Monday the highlight came in the JK Men’s Trophy with Douglas Tullie and his Edinburgh University team coming from behind on the last leg taking the title by less than a minute after almost 2 hours of racing.  There were 3 RR teams competing, the best result coming  from the Short Women’s team of Kirstin, Karen and Sarah who finished 14th – despite an organisers cock-up with Karen’s map.

Results here .