Junior Competitions

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

Peter Palmer Relays

NOR team competing at the 2014 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.