There was great sprint racing with a significant international presence in Scotland this weekend. Sprint Scotland, a mix of coaching, training and hard racing took place for four days around Bo’ness and Denny.
Overall results were determined by aggregate time for three World Ranking races. In the women's just 6 seconds split first placed Anine Lome of Norway from third-placed Fiona Bunn of Thames Valley, with the Edinburgh-based New Zealander Laura Robertson second. In the men's the gaps were bigger with Trond Einar Moen Pedersli 30 seconds ahead of Yannick Michiels of Belgium who was 21 seconds ahead of British Squad member, Edinbugh University's Sasha Chepelin..
Prizegiving L-R: Sasha Chepelin, Laura Robertson, Trond Einar Moen Pedersli, Anine Lome, Yannick Michiels, Fiona Bunn. Photo: Sprint Scotland
Enjoyed rediscovering my excitement for Sprint Orienteering this weekend at @sprintscotland. Thanks to GG, the planners, and all the volunteers for three lovely WRE Sprints in my favourite sprint terrain! Now entered for @JOK_Sprint on Friday, should be another competitive one https://t.co/6RVdutDYVU— Alexander Chepelin (@Alex_Chepelin) 24 June 2019
The winners are members of Norwegian Orienteering's "Next Generation" selected group of runners.