Scottish 6 Days

Grantown-on-Spey was the host town for this year´s Scottish 6 Days of Orienteering which attracted over 3,500 competitors from 15 different countries. The Elite classes saw victories for Oli Johnson, who despite dominating the UK orienteering scene this year has been overlooked for World Champs selection after performing below par at the selection races due to illness, and Sarah Rollins who is well and truly back after giving birth to a baby boy in April. Both athletes were pushed by some tough competition with former World Champion Allan Mogensen runner-up in the mens and the top-4 women separated by less that 2 minutes after almost 6 hours of racing. Johnson won 4 of the 6 days whilst Rollins performed consistently throughtout the week before almost throwing it all away on the last day. The winners walked away with numerous prizes thanks to the elite sponsors Dalwhinnie Whisky. Men Elite Overall standings: 1. Oli Johnson SYO 5:24:51 2. Allan Mogensen DEN 5:33:13 3. Johan Nordlun SWE 5:38:09 4. Duncan Archer 5:45:22 5. Anders Axenborg SWE 5:45:43 Women Elite Overall Standings: 1. Sarah Rollins BAOC 5:57:09 2. Elisabeth Hovmoller SWE 5:57:28 3. Kim Buckley SYO 5:58:14 4. Aislinn Austin CLOK 5:58:55 5. Michela Guizzardi ITA 6:04:12 Full results are hereThursday sees the British Orienteering Team fly to Kyev to prepare for the World Orienteering Champs. Several runners used the 6-days as final race prep with Jenny Johnson winning the first 2 days, Pippa Whitehouse the 3rd and Graham Gristwood the 4th. Follow the GB results at the World Champs here