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Jan Kjellstrom Trophy 2017 (JK2017)

Competition nameJan Kjellstrom Trophy 2017 (JK2017)
Start date20170414
End date20170417
CountryGreat Britain
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityLondon
Club/organizerSouth East Orienteering Association
Region of countrySouth East
Number of competition days4
Expected number of runners2000
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Event descriptionApril 2017 will see the 50th Jan Kjellstrom International Festival of Orienteering. The JK is the UK's premier annual multi-day competition and provides a 4 day festival of top level orienteering. This year the event is based just south of London in the county of Sussex As well as featuring challenging courses on high quality areas and maps we aim provide a family-friendly and fun event, with car parking close to or adjacent to Assembly areas and a programme of activities focussed on Juniors. This will be a showcase of British orienteering at its best.
Terrain descriptionDay 1 Sprint Race Brunel University This new area offers the typical campus style navigational challenges of detailed map reading and rapid decision making. Conveniently situated, close to the junction of the M25 and M40 in NW London it promises an excellent start to the JK weekend Day 2 Middle Distance Race Ambersham Common Consisting predominantly of fast heathland mixed with areas of runnable forest and areas of fine contour detail, Ambersham Common lends itself perfectly for middle distance racing. Day 3 Long Distance Race Holmbush & St Leonards A large area predominately consisting of mixed woodland, with a few open slopes. In some sections multiple small thickets provide a contrast by breaking up the running and visibility. Day 4 Relays Pippingford Park Consisting of a mixture of semi-natural woodland and heather heathland, Pippingford Park provides offers a natural arena ideal for relays. The area has a network of tracks but is otherwise nearly pathless, whilst heavy grazing keeps down the ground vegetation
Training possibilitiesWe will provide a full programme of local events in the week before the JK itself, starting with the Chiltern Challenge event on Sunday 9th April. More news in the future as things progress or you can follow the link on the website
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.London! There are excellent transport links into London to visit all the famous tourist sites In addition, Days 2-4 are situated in a National Park and an Area Of Outstanding National Beauty so there are many opportunities just to enjoy beautiful countryside
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