There are lots of opportunities for Juniors to compete; locally, in regional and national competitions. The club also makes a contribution to costs for junior members who are selected for regional and national training camps.
Club Junior Championships
This annual club competition awards trophies to the best junior in each age group. the 2014 Champions are:
M18 Matthew Jefford
M16 Sam Nicholls
M14 Steven Denby
M12 Monty Platt
W12 Katja Ruda
W10 Keziah Bailey
East Anglian Championships
Trophies are awarded to the best junior in each age group category from M/W10 to M/W18. NOR currently has two East Anglian Champions: Ella Gilbert – W18 and Sam Nicholls – M18
In addition to the national events such as British Championships, there are other competitions held specifically for Junior competitors:
Peter Palmer Relays
This is a night / day relay for teams of 6-8 competitors. The first runner setting off about 5 in the morning so that two /three runners compete in the dark. In 2014 some leg runners had GPS tracking devices so that their progress could be watched on a big screen – greatly adding to the excitement of the event.
Yvette Baker Trophy
The Yvette Baker Trophy is the premier Junior Inter-Club competition for English and Welsh clubs. It is named after Britain’s first World Orienteering Champion, who won Gold in the Short Distance event in Scotland in 1999. It is held annually and is for club teams comprised of junior orienteers of all standards.
Junior Inter-Regional Chanpionships
The twelve regions of the United Kingdom compete against each other in an individual and a relay event. The top two runners from each region in the individual event and the top two boys and girls relay teams count towards a total score to determine the Regional Champions. The age groups are M/W14, M/W16 and M/W18.