This weekend saw some of the top junior orienteers in the world compete in the Junior European Cup in Switzerland. GB sent a small team to this competition and had some mixed results. Friday was the long distance. Top results from Catherine Taylor (4th W18), Duncan Coombes (9th M20) and Rhodri Buffet (10th M18). M18( 6.9 km, 330 m, 21 Po.)  1. Christian Wartbichler  88  AUT    Team Austria             54:41   2. Kaspar Hägler           88  SUI     Team Switzerland      55:05   3. Stepan Kodeda         88  CZE     Team Czech Republic 55:51  10. Rhodri Buffett           88  GBR    Team Great Britain      58:38  26. John Rocke              88  GBR    Team Great Britain      1:06:19  28. Hector Haines           89  GBR    Team Great Britain     1:08:54  31. Nicolas Simonin        89   IRL    Team Ireland            1:12:51  34. Ruairi Short              89  IRL     Team Ireland            1:14:33  45. Gerard Higgins         89   IRL     Team Ireland            1:41:09 M20( 7.8 km, 390 m, 19 Po.)  1. Olav Lundanes        87  NOR      Team Norway           55:44   2. Rasmus Djurhuus    86  DEN       Team Denmark          59:59   3. Tore Bjørseth Berdal88  NOR       Team Norway         1:00:06   9. Duncan Coombs      87  GBR       Team Great Britain  1:04:28  24. Joe Mercer             87  GBR       Team Great Britain  1:09:48  29. Ian Embrey            87  GBR       Team Great Britain  1:11:17  43. Seamus O´Boyle     87  IRL        Team Ireland        1:25:25  45. Patrick Higgins       86  IRL        Team Ireland        1:28:18 W18( 5.3 km, 230 m, 15 Po.)  1. Sarka Svobodna      88  CZE       Team Czech Republic   48:14   2. Anastasia Tikhonova90  RUS      Team Russia           48:52   3. Kine Hallan Steiwer  88  NOR      Team Norway           48:57   4. Catherine Taylor      89  GBR      Team Great Britain    51:13  19. Hollie Orr               89  GBR      Team Great Britain    56:48  38. Anne Edwards         89  GBR      Team Great Britain  1:07:28 W20( 5.6 km, 250 m, 16 Po.)  1. Mali Fjogstad Nilsen 87  NOR      Team Norway           53:10   2. Ida Marie Næss Bjørgul 88  NOR  Team Norway           56:18   3. Guro Flatekval         87  NOR      Team Norway           57:29  18. Jessica Halliday      87  GBR       Team Great Britain  1:05:16  22. Tessa Hill              87  GBR       Team Great Britain  1:14:01 Saturday was the sprint competition. Again the top performers were Catherine Taylor (6th), Rhodri Buffet (9th) and Duncan Coombes (10th). M18( 2.2 km, 115 m, 12 Po.)  1. Ulf Forseth Indgaard89  NOR      Team Norway           13:49   2. Stepan Kodeda        88  CZE      Team Czech Republic   14:00   3. Olli-Markus Taivainen89  FIN      Team Finland          14:17   9. Rhodri Buffett          88  GBR      Team Great Britain    14:50  21. John Rocke             88  GBR      Team Great Britain    15:49  22. Hector Haines         89  GBR       Team Great Britain    15:56  39. Ruairi Short            89  IRL        Team Ireland          17:41  46. Nicolas Simonin       89  IRL        Team Ireland          20:29  47. Gerard Higgins        89  IRL        Team Ireland          22:18 M20( 2.2 km, 115 m, 12 Po.)  1. Olav Lundanes         87  NOR      Team Norway           13:35   2. Simon Hodler           87  SUI       Team Switzerland      13:47   3. Christian Mathys       87  SUI       Team Switzerland      13:57  10. Duncan Coombs      87  GBR       Team Great Britain    14:35  19. Joe Mercer              87  GBR       Team Great Britain    15:30  34. Seamus O´Boyle      87  IRL        Team Ireland          16:48  36. Ian Embrey             87    GBR     Team Great Britain    17:33  40. Patrick Higgins        86  IRL        Team Ireland          17:54 W18( 1.9 km, 100 m, 11 Po.)  1. Sarka Svobodna       88  CZE       Team Czech Republic   15:57   2. Marie Winkler           89  GER       Team Germany          16:55   3. Siri Lund Hansen       88  NOR      Team Norway           17:04   6. Catherine Taylor       89  GBR       Team Great Britain    17:18  15. Hollie Orr               89  GBR        Team Great Britain    18:04  24. Anne Edwards         89  GBR        Team Great Britain    19:00 W20( 1.9 km, 100 m, 11 Po.)  1. Mali Fjogstad Nilsen 87  NOR        Team Norway           16:24   2. Zuzana Hermanova 87  CZE         Team Czech Republic   16:46   3. Ida Marie Næss Bjørgul 88  NOR    Team Norway           17:01  15. Tessa Hill              87  GBR         Team Great Britain    19:11  28. Jessica Halliday      87  GBR         Team Great Britain    23:42 Rounding off the competition on Sunday was the relay. The two GB mens teams had a good battle all the way round, but were well off the leader´s times to finish in 16th and 18th. Catherine Taylor ran the 2nd fastest last leg time for the girls team, which was enough to pull them into a respectable 9th place. MEN Relay   1. Team Czech Republic 1                          1:53:38    2.   36:08   2.   39:06   3.   38:24      Stepan Kodeda      88  Jakub Zimmermann   88  Jan Benes          87   2. Team Norway 1                                  1:56:46    3.   36:09   3.   39:19  10.   41:18      Tore Bjørseth Berd 88  Erik Sagvolden     87  Olav Lundanes      87   3. Team Norway 2                                  1:57:37    7.   37:37   1.   38:03  11.   41:57      Torgeir Nørbech    88  Bjørn Ekeberg      88  Ulf Forseth Indgaa 89  16. Team Great Britain 2                           2:07:36   19.   39:07  16.   45:33  15.   42:56      Hector Haines      89  John Rocke         88  Ian Embray           18. Team Great Britain 1                           2:07:46   18.   39:02  17.   45:45  16.   42:59      Rhodri Buffett     88  Joe Mercer         87  Duncan Coombs      87  27. Team Ireland 1                                 2:32:24   25.   42:18  30.   58:01  29.   52:05      Nicolas Simonin    89  Seamus O´Boyle     87  Ruairi Short       89 WOMEN Relay   1. Team Czech Republic 1                          2:03:24    7.   41:05   4.   42:21   3.   39:58      Sarka Svobodna     88  Zuzana Hermanova   87  Jana Vaculikova    88   2. Team Denmark 1                                 2:04:40    5.   39:36   1.   41:04  11.   44:00      Maja Alm           88  Ida Bobach         91  Ane Linde          86   3. Team Czech Republic 2                          2:05:25    2.   39:13   6.   44:07   7.   42:05      Lucie Machutova    88  Simona Karochova   88  Jindra Hlavova     89   9. Team Great Britain 1                           2:12:34    9.   41:34  18.   51:06   2.   39:54      Anne Edwards       89  Hollie Orr         89  Catherine Taylor   89