mapclip The home international, with individual races on Saturday and relays on Sunday, was hosted by Swansea Bay Orienteering Club (SBOC) on behalf of Wales. The competition is for teams of 18, six from each of W21 and M21, three from each of W20 and M20.

The weekend was a great success, with the athletes enjoying the terrain, great courses, the competition and the company.

England won, beating Scotland 27 to 23 in the individual and 28 to 23 in the relays. Wales beat Ireland by 13 to 9 and 11 to 10.

Weekend Points Scores (on the SBOC website).

In the individual, the four courses are scored separately with 8/6/4/2 points awarded per course in the 21s and 7/5/3/1 points in the 20s (so that the maximum possible is 30.) . Four runners per country count in W21 and M21, two runners per country count in W20 and M20.

There are men's and women's relays with three teams per country each of 2x21 and 1 x20 running in any order. The best two teams per country count on the 8/7/6/5/4/3/2/1 point scale - so again the maximum is 30..

In M21 the top three were Graham Gristwood (Scotland), Ben Mitchell (Wales) and Conor Short (Ireland). And Scotland won this course by more than twice the margin England in second had over Ireland in third.

ggGraham Gristwood (credit: Wendy Carlyle)

In W21 the top three were Megan Carter-Davies (Wales), Grace Molloy (Scotland) and Laura Robertson (Scotland). But England's "packing" of 4th, 5th, 7th and 10th was sufficient to take the win, and Fay Walsh (6th) and Clare Dallimore (8th) also ran well for Wales so Wales finished ahead of Scotland.

mcd Megan Carter-Davies (credit:Steve Rush)

In M20 England won, and in W20 England and Scotland tied.

The women's relay was won by the Scotland team of Laura Robertson, Emma Wilson and Grace Molloy. England teams were second and third (and fourth). The men's relay was won by the England team of Daniel Spencer, Alistair Masson and Jonny Crickmore with another England team second and a Scotland team third.

jonnyJonny Crickmore (credit:Maprunner, 2017)

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