Towards the end of August 2020 NWJS held its first training sessions after the Covid Lockdown had been lifted.
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There are 6 races that have been nominated as Selection races in 2020.
These are the British Championships (Long), JK (Sprint, Middle, Long) and Lakes Weekend Blakeholme (Middle) & Windemere (Sprint).
Athletes in NWJS have been encouraged to attend their local weekend ParkRun to test their fitness levels. Keeping fit is progressive and the 2019 Squad Standards document encourages everyone to attend a ParkRun at least every 3 months.
The North West Junior Squad is re-formed 1st January each year. Juniors are judged on 3 measures throughout the year - Fitness, Attendance and Performance. An invitation to rejoin the squad is based on the juniors achievements against these three measures in the preceding 12 months.
Congratulations to Ellie Simmonds (LOC), Niamh Hunter (WCOC), Dylan Kenny (LOC), Joe Sunley (WCOC) & Charlie Rennie (WCOC) being named in the team for Interland Cup 2019.
December 8th & 9th saw NWJS meet for the final time in 2018.
Congratulations to Alastair Thomas on being selected for this years European Youth Orienteering Championships, which are being held in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, 29th June – 2nd July 2017.
The 2017 New Member day was held on April 29th at Beacon Fell Country Park.
The start of 2016 has seen the squad come together for a fitness day in January and a weekend in the Lakes in February.
This spring has seen NWJS members attend a variety of competitions with no little success.
Athletes in NWJS have been encouraged to attend their local weekend ParkRun to test their fitness levels. Keeping fit is progressive and the 2016 Squad Standards document encourages everyone to attend a ParkRun at least every 3 months.
Each year the North West Junior Squad runs an "Open Day" where we invite any North West Junior orienteer between 2nd year M/W12s and M/W18s to attend the training to be assessed to see if they are suitable standard to join the squad. The minimum standard is proficient on Orange courses and starting to run Light Green courses at 2nd year 12 and above.
The contact details of Coaches and Helpers is in the table below.
Following an introductory day back in the summer a number of new athletes have been invited to join the squad.