Nordic Champs – Sprint

The British Orienteering Team is currently being represented by 8 athletes at the Nordic Open Championships on the island of Bjornholm, Denmark. Today was the sprint race with the women´s race won by Helena Jansson of Sweden and the men´s title going to Mattias Merz of Switzerland. The surprise of the day has to be multiple World Champion Simone Niggli of Switzerland down in 26th= position. British results: Women 21st= Helen Winskill 24th Helen Bridle 28th Rachael Elder 42nd Pippa Whitehouse Men 11th= Graham Gristwood 36th Jamie Stevenson 38th Scott Fraser 47th= Jon Duncan Tomorrow is the relay with Scott Fraser and Rachael Elder sitting it out as reserves.Follow the results from here.The Middle and Long follow this weekend – coinciding with the Long and Relay British Orienteering Championships.