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British Sprint Orienteering Championships

Last weekend two of our WOC runners, Brodie Nankervis and Ewan Shingler, joined Mary Fleming (team manager and UK local) at the British Sprint Orienteering Championships.

Day 1 – 22 June: Mixed Sprint Relay

They first competed in the British Mixed Sprint Relay as an unofficial team of Ewan, Brodie, Mary and one of Mary’s UK clubmates Amicia Lee.

Leg 1: The team got off to a solid start, with Amicia coming in 7th

Leg 2: Ewan had a great run to reel in a few places and finish his leg in 2nd

Leg 3: Brodie then hung onto the teams placing and sent Mary out in 2nd

Leg 4: Mary had a great run racing some many of the fastest women in the UK

Final result: The team finished in a strong 4th place overall!

Leg 1 PositionLeg 2 PositionLeg 3 PositionLeg 4 PositionTotal
116:02 (2)15:36 (4)15:46 (3)15:41 (3)63:05
218:00 (13)15:21 (3)18:12 (7)15:31 (2)67:04
319:19 (16)14:35 (1)18:16 (8)16:23 (5)68:33
417:16 (7)15:18 (2)15:18 (2)21:53 (12)69:45 +6:40
Runner:Amicia LeeEwan ShinglerBrodie NankervisMary Fleming
The full results for the relay can be found here.

Day 2 – 23 June: Individual Sprint

The British Sprint Championships were held on Sunday in Coventry at the University of Warwick, with a qualification and final on the same day. It was nice to see many Aussie faces also attending the races.

Ewan and Brodie both had a solid race in the qualification, qualifying 1st and 2nd in their heats. In the afternoons race both struggled physically after some tough racing, but were still able to finish 6th (Ewan) and 7th (Brodie).

1Nathan Lawson13:29
6Ewan Shingler14:41+1:12
7Brodie Nankervis14:58+1:29
The full results for the individual sprint can be found here.

Ewan had this to say about his race:

“The British sprints were two great events. It felt really good to get back on some more familiar university campus terrain.

It felt like a big improvement from the World Cups. I am hoping that I continue to improve over the next couple of weeks for WOC 2024.”

Brodie and Ewan are now headed to Edinburgh. Let’s cheer on our Aussies as they participate in the WOC test races this weekend!

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