CLYDE at JK 2022

Posted: Wed 20 Apr 2022

A small but enthusiatic group of CLYDEsiders made the long trip to South Wales for the Easter weekend to compete in arguably the most important orienteering event in the UK orienteering calendar, the Jan Kjellstrom International Festival of Orienteering.

Everyone ran strongly across all four days of competition, but the highlights were undoubtedly Donald Petrie's narrow win (by just four seconds) in the M65 Sprint race held at Swansea University and silver medal overall in the M65L individual races held at Clydach Terrace and Pwll Du, and Thomas Wilson's 6th in the M21E Sprint race and 8th overall in the M21E individual races. The other CLYDE runners were Steve Wilson (15th in M55 Sprint, 12th overall in M55L), Rachel Wilson (25th in W55 Sprint, 20th overall in W55L), Amelia Petre (7th equal in W65 Sprint, 10th overall in W65L), and two other CLYDE members runing under Edinburgh University colours, namely Emma Wilson (16th in W21E Sprint, 16th overall in W21E) and Alice Wilson (6th in W20E Sprint, 7th overall in W20E). In the relays held at Caerwent the CLYDE teams were a respectible 21st in the JK Trophy and 20th in the Mixed Ad Hoc classes.