BritNightsPrizegiving Photo: M21 prizegiving, British Nights, from Scottish Orienteering Twitter (L-R Hector Haines, Graham Gristwood, Thomas Wilson, and in background - controller Richard Oxlade)

For most of the athletes the winter is mainly about training for the big events to come. And for On The Red Line it has been quite a quiet time with mostly background updates - such as to athlete profiles. There have been happenings, but we have been content to use Twitter. We have also been taking in the eight skills videos produced by South London Orienteers. The primary target for these is teenagers as they take on harder courses, but we think all orienteers can enjoy them. They were released through January and February, and are each presented by a different member of the squad.

Now, as February ends, after the hottest ever temperatures for this month in Britain, here is a roundup of some of what's happened through the winter months of December, January and February..

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kris Picture: Kris Jones at the team medal ceremony (screen grab from TV)

The SPAR European Cross-Country Championships were in Tilburg, Netherlands on Sunday 9th December. Kris Jones had been called in as the sixth member of the GB & NI team earlier in the week. With only three to count the odds were probably against his counting for the team....

Kris was the second British finisher, coming 12th.

Senior Men's Results.

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Kris Jones has been called into the GB Cross-Country team for the SPAR European Cross-Country Championships being held in the Netherlands this weekend.

Kris was tenth in the trials in Liverpool two and a half weeks ago - reported in our November Roundup news item. Kris's blog report.

Trials Race Video (Kris in white vest with green horizontal bands.)

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Kris Jones Kris Jones became the first Welshman to win the Scottish Cross-Country Championships on Saturday February 24th.

Dai Sport has a nice picture and story here.

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