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JK 2016 in Yorkshire


Chris Hasler off to a storming start

Chris Hasler off to a storming start
Credit: Active North

Last edited: Thu 31 Mar 2016

Several QO members travelled up to North Yorkshire for the 50th anniversary JK. Starting with an urban race at Leeds University, the action continued with two classic distance events at Wass Forest and Kilnsey Moor. The weekend closed with the relays at Storthes Hall.

Relays at Storthes Hall

It was a happy 14th birthday to my boy Tom and to celebrate I let him whoop me around the Storthes Hall relay race at day 4 of the JK Orienteering Festival in Yorkshire.

Our relay class had 83 teams from across the UK and beyond, most of them experienced and talented grown ups. Only two teams mattered: 'QO Pups' with Tom, Els and Luke, vs. 'QO Five bags and Friends' with Me, Sarah and Jeff Pakes.

OK, he out-ran and out-navigated me. Proud father. Oh yes, and the oldies beat the Pups!

Chris Hasler

Main picture

Chris is pictured burning off the internationally-renowned Sarah Rollins (also in a Green shirt) in a lightning fast downhill start to the JK relay race at Storthes Hall

The Storthes Hall relays

Part way through the contest. Video courteousy of Wimborne Orienteers

Who went?


Bill VigarM804/18
Steve RobertsonM60L57/86
Jeff PakesM40L25/41
Tom HaslerM14A45/59
Jim NickollsM45L*
Chris HaslerM45S*


Adele ApplebyW50S22/50
Luke ShoplandM16B*
Julia RobertsonW60S*

* did not complete one of the courses so wasn't placed- for some this was because of a hailstorm on Day 3

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