Grace Molloy - winner JOK Chasing Sprint 2019
Two hours of orienteering was shown on BBC Scotland TV yesterday. It was a live broadcast of the chasing start races at the JOK Chasing Start Sprint in Callendar Park, Falkirk. It was this week's "Adventure Show" and the programme did a great job of showing sprint orienteering. It is available on replay via BBC i-Player for a month.
Runners started no more than 10 seconds apart based on their earlier prologue runs. The courses started in the arena into the park and then entered a fairly rough forest before final controls to the finish in front of Callendar House. The weather was good, it all looked very nice, and it was well clearly presented by the Adventure Show. There were plenty of interviews with athletes and officials, and the commentator on the racing was assisted by the orienteering expertise of Katherine Bett (IOF commentator and editor of the "Get Up To Speed" films.).
Grace Molloy won the open women's race and Kris Jones the open men's.
Grace Molloy was the fastest woman overall today, despite making a couple of mistakes in the forest. Bodes well for JWOC next week. pic.twitter.com/axLnVHnjcZ— On The Red Line (@OnTheRedLineO) June 28, 2019
And it was another tight battle in the men’s race, with Kris Jones eventually winning, after being caught in the forest. pic.twitter.com/vMQFVCUuhy— On The Red Line (@OnTheRedLineO) June 28, 2019