Jan Kjellström International Festival of Orienteering

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The Jan Kjellström International Orienteering Festival or "JK" is the premier domestic orienteering competition in the United Kingdom along with the British Orienteering Championships, usually held over the Easter Weekend.

1967 saw the first or JK, held in memory of Jan Kjellström. The annual JK moved to Easter in 1969, and now regularly attracts a field of four thousand or more. The 1974 JK was the first British race to attract more than one thousand entrants.[1] The JK Trophy is awarded to the winning team in the Men's Premier relay class.[2]

Races[edit]

Year Region Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
1967 SEOA - Individual, Hindhead Common ? -
1968[3] SEOA - Individual, Haselmere - -
1969[4] NEOA - Individual, Kielder Forest Relay, Kielder Forest (Lewisburn Area) -
1970[5] EMOA - Individual, Clumber Park Relay, Shining Cliff -
1971[6][7][8] SEOA Training, Ranmore Common Relay, Holmbury Hill Individual, Leith Hill Combined Harvester Race, Lower Bourne
1972[9] WMOA Training, Staffordshire Individual, Beaudesert Park Relay, Cannock Chase -
1973[10] SOA Training, Loch Ard Individual, South Achray Relay, North Achray Warm down, Balmaha
1974[11] SWOA Training, Speech House Oaks, Forest of Dean Individual, Speech House Oaks, Forest of Dean Relay, Brierley South, Forest of Dean Warm down, Forest of Dean
1975 SCOA Training, N.W. Surrey Individual, Star Posts Relay, Hawley and Hornley Warm down, Star Posts
1976[12] NWOA Training, Western Lake District Individual, Dalegarth, Eskdale Relay, Dalegarth West, Eskdale Warm down, Dalegarth West, Eskdale
1977[8][13][14] SEOA Training, Lower Bourne Forest Individual, Leith Hill Relay, Eartham Wood Warm down, Mytchett Common
1978[15][16] YHOA Training, Rivelin Individual, Wharncliffe and Grenoside Relay, Strines Warm down, Hope Woodlands
1979[17] SWOA Training, Fernworthy Forest, Dartmoor Individual, Fernworthy Forest, Dartmoor Relay, Bramble Brook Warm down, Quantock Forest South
1980[18][19] SOA Training, Mark Hill Day 1, Dalbeattie Forest Day 2, Laurieston Relay, Mabie Forest
1981[8] WMOA Training, Lizard Hill and the Gallops, Lickey Hills (2 available)[20] Day 1, Beaudesert Park, Cannock Chase Relay, Bishop's Wood Day 2, Beaudesert Park, Cannock Chase
1982 SCOA - Day 1, Star Posts Day 2, Star Posts Relay, Yateley Heath
1983 NWOA - Day 1, Rusland & Finsthwaite Heights Day 2, Finsthwaite & Stott Park Heights Relay, Ulpha Park
1984[21] WOA Training, Hafod Gwenllian Day 1, Moel y Dyniewyd Day 2, Braich Bryn Relay, Clogwyn Mawr
1985 NEOA Training, Beanley Day 1, Kyloe Day 2, Kyloe Relay, Callaly
1986[22] EAOA ? Day 1, Brandon Park, Thetford Day 2, Pretty Corner Relay, Brandon Park, Thetford
1987[23] YHOA Training, Raincliffe Woods Day 1, Newtondale Day 2, Barns Cliff Relay, Cawthorne Banks
1988[24] SEOA Training, Selhurst Park Day 1, Charlton Forest Day 2, Charlton Forest Relay, Longmoor
1989[25] SWOA Training, Gare Hill Day 1, Longleat Day 2, Stourhead Relay, Stock Hill
1990 SOA - Day 1, Creag Vinean Day 2, Craig a' Barns Relay, Devilla Forest
1991 EMOA Training, Cromford Moor and Black Rock Day 1, Clumber Park Day 2, Shining Cliff Relay, Clumber Park
1992 NWOA - Day 1, Bigland Tarn Day 2, Bigland & Backbarrow Relay, Bigland Tarn
1993[26] SCOA Training, Burghfield Common Day 1, Woolmer & Longmoor Day 2, Long Valley Relay, Highclere
1994[27] WMOA Training, Garway Day 1, Garnstone & Foxley Day 2, Pyon and Dinmore Relay, Big Wood
1995 YHOA Training, Guisecliffe Wood Day 1, Wass Forest Day 2, Kilnsey Moor Relay, Gilling Woods
1996 NEOA - Day 1, Coate Moor Day 2, Mulgrave Woods Relay, Snotterdale
1997[28] SWOA Training, The Towans South, and Killerton Park Day 1, Penhale Sands Day 2, Penhale Sands Relay, Lanhydrock
1998[29] WOA Training, Planta Fawr & Foel Offrwm Day 1, Dolgledr Day 2, Tir Stent Relay, Garthwyllt
1999[30] SEOA Training, Redlands, Dorking Day 1, Leith Hill Day 2, Winterfold Forest Relay, Hawley & Homley
2000[31] SOA - Day 1, Drumbuie and Craig a'Barns Day 2, Loch Rannoch Relay, Tullochroisk
2001[32] Races cancelled due to outbreak of foot and mouth disease
2002[33] SWOA Training, Sallowvallets Day 1,Lydney Park, Lydney Day 2, Moseley Green, Blakeney Relay, Lydney Park, Lydney
2003[34] SCOA - Day 1, Hambleden Day 2, Star Posts Relay, Hambleden
2004[35] NWOA/EMOA Training, Simpson Ground Day 1, Graythwaite, Ulverston Day 2, Graythwaite, Ulverston Relay, Graythwaite, Ulverston
2005[36] WMOA Training, Tackeroo Day 1, Brown Clee Hill Day 2, Abraham's Valley Relay, Hopwas
2006[37] YHOA Sprint, Temple Newsam Day 1, Ilkley Moor Day 2, Keldy (formerly known as Cropton & Cawthorne) Relay, Bramham Park
2007[38] BOF Sprint, University of West of England, Bristol Day 1, Speech House West, Forest of Dean Day 2, Speech House East, Forest of Dean Relay, MoD Caerwent, Chepstow
2008[39] SEOA Sprint, University of Surrey, Guildford Day 1, Leith Hill Day 2, Ashdown Forest Relay, Eridge Park
2009[40] NEOA Sprint, Newcastle City Day 1, Kyloe Woods Day 2, Detchant, Shiellow, Greensheen Hill & Cockenhaugh Relay, Dipton Woods
2010[41][42] SWOA Sprint, Bicton / Exeter University Day 1, Cookworthy Forest Day 2, Braunton Burrows Relay, Braunton Burrows
2011[43] NIOA Sprint, Stranmillis University College and Queens Elm Village Day 1, Tyrella Day 2, Slieve Croob Relay, Tyrella
2012[44] SOA Sprint, Livingston Day 1, Dunalastair Day 2, Craig a Barns, Dunkeld Relay, Newtyle
2013[45] SCOA Sprint, University of Reading (Whiteknights Campus) Day 1, Hambleden Day 2, Cold Ash Relay, Hambleden
2014[46] WOA Sprint, Swansea University Day 1, Merthyr Common Day 2, Llangynidr Relay, Pwll Du
2015[47] NWOA Sprint, Lancaster University Day 1, Ulpha Park and Barrow Fell Day 2, Bigland Relay, Colonel's Drive, Graythwaite
2016[48] YHOA Sprint, Leeds University Day 1, Wass Forest Day 2, Kilnsey Moor Relay, Storthes Hall
2017[49] SEOA Sprint, Brunel University Day 1, Ambersham Common Day 2, Holmbush and St Leonard's Relay, Pippingford Park
2018[50] WMOA Sprint, MoD Stafford Day 1, Brereton Spurs Day 2, Beaudesert Relay, Beaudesert

Race footnotes[edit]

  • JK69. The race was held in NEOA but organised by NWOA.[4]
  • JK69. The Relay was to have been held at Slaley but had to be cancelled due to snow. The race was moved to Kielder Forest, Lewisburn Area.[4]
  • JK74. This race was the first British race to attract more than one thousand competitors.[1]
  • JK81. For this year only, the Relay was held on the Sunday i.e. between the two individual days.[8]
  • JK89. At this race there were two deaths. On the Saturday Swedish visitor Stig Gorman (58) of Mariestad died within sight of the finishing line; and on the Sunday Martin Cochrane (81) of Sarum Orienteers died shortly after starting the Orange colour-coded course.[25]
  • JK98. On the Sunday the courses using the Red start were cancelled due to snow. This decision led to a controversy which was discussed in Compass Sport & The Orienteer and also at British Orienteering Federation (BOF) National Office.[51]
  • JK2001. The whole weekend of races was cancelled due to an outbreak of foot and mouth disease.[32]
  • JK2006. A sprint race was introduced at this competition on the Friday, in addition to the usual Training opportunity. This was an attempt to make the sport more 'spectator friendly' and was part of the International Orienteering Federation’s proposal to make the sport an Olympic sport.

Champions[52][edit]

Men's competition Women's competition
Year Sprint Champion Overall Champion Relay Champions Sprint Champion Overall Champion Relay Champions
1967 - Gordon Pirie - - Jenny Tennant -
1968 - Jonathan Thomson - - M Pinel -
1969 - Frantisek Dvorak Edinburgh University - Jitrenka Sevcikova -
1970 - Geoff Peck Gular (NOR) - Carol McNeill -
1971 - Per Andreasson Pan Kristianstad (SWE) - Sue Banner -
1972 - Rolf Pettersson Goteborg (SWE) - Bibbe Siljeblad -
1973 - Rolf Pettersson Hagaby (SWE) - Inger Gunnarsson -
1974 - Rolf Pettersson Piz Hasi (SUI) - Sarolta Monspart Fjaras (SWE)
1975 - Rolf Pettersson Ikaalisten (FIN) - Liisa Veijalainen Argus (SUI)
1976 - Jan Fjærestad Ikaalisten (FIN) - Wenke Jacobsen Fjaras (SWE)
1977 - Geoff Peck University of London - Ingrid Ohlsson Cambridge University
1978 - Chris Hirst BOK (Bristol) - Carol McNeill INT (Edinburgh)
1979 - Chris Hirst BOK (Bristol) - Sue Parkin WRE (Wrekin)
1980 - Dag Lunder BOK (Bristol) - Sue Parkin INT (Edinburgh)
1981 - Geoff Peck BOK (Bristol) - Sue Parkin INT (Edinburgh)
1982 - Alain Gafner SN (Aldershot) - Susanne Lüscher WCH (Cannock Chase)
1983 - Martin Bagness OK Orion (SWE) - Yvette Hague CLYDE (Glasgow)
1984 - Martin Bagness SYO (South Yorkshire) - Christine Whalley MDOC (Manchester)
1985 - Chris Hirst WCH (Cannock Chase) - Marsela Robertson ROC (Reading)
1986 - Martin Bagness Hagaby (SWE) - Hilde Tellesbø NTHI (NOR)
1987 - Richard Bloor AIRE (West Yorkshire) - Hazel McNee CLOK (Cleveland)
1988 - Stephen Palmer SELOC (South East Lancashire) - Karen Parker SOC (Southampton)
1989 - Hakan Eriksson OK Tyr (SWE) - Karen Parker CLOK (Cleveland)
1990 - Steven Hale OK Tyr (SWE) - Yvette Hague Kalev (EST)
1991 - Steven Hale OK Tyr (SWE) - Yvette Hague SYO (South Yorkshire)
1992 - Steven Hale CLYDE (Glasgow) - Yvette Hague Edinburgh University
1993 - Steven Hale CLYDE (Glasgow) - Heather Monro Trondheim (NOR)
1994 - Christian Hanselman SYO (South Yorkshire) - Alice Bedwell SYO (South Yorkshire)
1995 - Alain Berger SYO (South Yorkshire) - Yvette Hague SYO (South Yorkshire)
1996 - Alain Berger SYO (South Yorkshire) - Yvette Hague Edinburgh University
1997 - Mikko Knutti WAROC Lake District - Yvette Hague SYO (South Yorkshire)
1998 - Mikko Knutti OK Tyr (SWE) - Yvette Hague SYO (South Yorkshire)
1999 - Jamie Stevenson SYO (South Yorkshire) - Heather Monro WAROC (Lake District)
2000 - Andrew Kitchin Newcastle University - Sarah Pattinson FVO (Stirling)
2001 - - - - - -
2002 - Jamie Stevenson SYO (South Yorkshire) - Hannah Wootton Halden SK (NOR)
2003 - Jon Duncan WAROC (Lake District) - Heather Monro EBOR (York)
2004 - Jamie Stevenson SYO (South Yorkshire) - Hannah Wootton SYO (South Yorkshire)
2005 - Jamie Stevenson Edinburgh University - Heather Monro SYO (South Yorkshire)
2006 Graham Gristwood Graham Gristwood Sheffield University Heather Monro Heather Monro SYO (South Yorkshire)
2007 Oystein Kvaal Osterbo Oli Johnson Edinburgh University Pippa Whitehouse Jenny Johnson SYO (South Yorkshire)
2008 Daniel Hubmann Daniel Hubmann Kristiansand OK (NOR) Sarah Rollins Elise Egseth Wing O (SWE)
2009 Ross Morrison Oli Johnson Edinburgh University Pippa Whitehouse Rachael Elder SYO (South Yorkshire)
2010 Graham Gristwood Matthew Speake Sheffield University Sarah Rollins Sarah Rollins SYO (South Yorkshire)
2011 Matthew Crane Hector Haines INT (Edinburgh) Sarah Rollins & Pippa Archer Tessa Hill British Army
2012 Murray Strain Scott Fraser INT (Edinburgh) Sarah Rollins Claire Ward Edinburgh University
2013 Murray Strain Matthew Speake INT (Edinburgh) Tessa Hill Catherine Taylor SYO (South Yorkshire)
2014 Peter Hodkinson Hector Haines INT (Edinburgh) Tessa Hill Claire Ward SYO (South Yorkshire)
2015 Matthias Kyburz & Scott Fraser Thierry Gueorgiou INT (Edinburgh) Emma Klingenberg Catherine Taylor FVO (Stirling)
2016 Kristian Jones Anton Johansson FVO (Stirling) Charlotte Ward Jo Shepherd FVO (Stirling)
2017[53] Kristian Jones Graham Gristwood FVO (Stirling) Tessa Strain Tessa Strain SYO (South Yorkshire)
2018[54] Kristian Jones Alasdair McLeod Edinburgh University Megan Carter-Davies Jessica Tullie LOC (Lake District)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.athleticscholarships.net/other-sports-orienteering-3.htm Archived 3 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine.(Retrieved on 14 October 2008)
  2. ^ http://owiki.nopeindustries.com/index.php?title=JK(Retrieved on 17 October 2008)
  3. ^ The Orienteer, July 1968, Vol. 1, No. 2.
  4. ^ a b c The Orienteer, April 1969, Vol. 2, No. 1.
  5. ^ The Orienteer, Jan 1970, Vol. 2, No. 4.
  6. ^ The Orienteer, Jan 1971, Vol. 3, No. 4.
  7. ^ The Orienteer, Jun 1977, Vol. 10, No. 3.
  8. ^ a b c d The Orienteer, June 1981, Vol. 14, No. 3.
  9. ^ The Orienteer, Jan 1972, Vol. 4, No. 4.
  10. ^ The Orienteer, Mar 1973, Vol. 6, No. 2.
  11. ^ The Orienteer, Feb 1974, Vol. 7, No. 1.
  12. ^ The Orienteer, Dec 1975, Vol. 8, No. 6.
  13. ^ The Jan Kjellstrom Trophy 1977, entry form
  14. ^ The Orienteer, June 1977, Vol. 10, No. 3.
  15. ^ The Jan Kjellstrom Trophy 1978, entry form
  16. ^ The Orienteer, June 1978, Vol. 11, No. 3.
  17. ^ The Orienteer, June 1979, Vol. 12, No. 3.
  18. ^ The Orienteer, June 1980, Vol. 13, No. 3.
  19. ^ Compass Sport, 1980, No. 3.
  20. ^ JK81 Program
  21. ^ Compass Sport & The Orienteer, 1984, Vol 5. No. 2.
  22. ^ Compass Sport & The Orienteer, 1986, Vol 7. No. 3.
  23. ^ Compass Sport & The Orienteer, 1987, Vol 8. No. 3.
  24. ^ Compass Sport & The Orienteer, 1988, Vol 9. No. 2.
  25. ^ a b Compass Sport & The Orienteer, 1989, Vol 10. No. 2.
  26. ^ Compass Sport & The Orienteer, 1993, Vol 14. No. 1.
  27. ^ Compass Sport & The Orienteer, 1994, Vol 15. No. 1.
  28. ^ Compass Sport & The Orienteer, 1997, Vol 18. No. 2.
  29. ^ Compass Sport & The Orienteer, 1998, Vol 19. No. 1 (and Vol. 19 No. 2).
  30. ^ Compass Sport & The Orienteer, 1999, Vol 20. No. 2.
  31. ^ http://www.btinternet.com/~coombs.five/Maronews/(Retrieved on 17 October 2008)[dead link]
  32. ^ a b http://www.happyherts.org.uk/pacemaker/march_2001/foot_and_mouth.htm(Retrieved on 17 October 2008)
  33. ^ Compass Sport, 2002, Vol 23. No. 1, Page 26.
  34. ^ Compass Sport, 2003, Vol 24. No. 1, Page 23.
  35. ^ http://www.sroc.org/jk2004.html(Retrieved on 17 October 2008)
  36. ^ http://www.butlercole.plus.com/mn/jk2005/(Retrieved on 17 October 2008)
  37. ^ http://www.sloweb.org.uk/news/jk06.htm(Retrieved on 17 October 2008)
  38. ^ http://www.jk2007.org.uk/(Retrieved on 16 October 2008)
  39. ^ http://www.jk2008.org.uk/(Retrieved on 16 October 2008)
  40. ^ http://www.jk2009.org.uk/(Retrieved on 16 October 2008)
  41. ^ club minutes
  42. ^ jk2010 website
  43. ^ jk2011 website(Retrieved on 9 January 2010)
  44. ^ jk2012 website(Retrieved on 2 April 2012)
  45. ^ jk2013 website(Retrieved on 27 December 2012)
  46. ^ jk2014 website(Retrieved on 25 November 2014)
  47. ^ jk2015 website(Retrieved on 25 November 2014)
  48. ^ jk2016 website (Retrieved on 25 November 2016)
  49. ^ jk2017 website (Retrieved on 30 March 2017)
  50. ^ "JK 2018". thejk.org.uk. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  51. ^ Compass Sport & The Orienteer, 1998, Vol. 19 No. 2.
  52. ^ https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/jk_champions
  53. ^ http://www.sportident.co.uk/results/2017/JK2017/index.html#multistage_results
  54. ^ http://www.sportident.co.uk/results/2018/JK2018/#top

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