Due south

LOCAL athletes travelled south last weekend to take part in the British Sprint and Middle Distance Orienteering Championships.

The sprint was held on the campus of the University of Sussex and Karen Maxwell, Ian Maxwell and Douglas Henderson made it through the heats, Karen and Douglas both finishing fifth in their finals.

The middle distance event took place on Sunday in the South Downs. All five Reivers taking part produced top 20 finishes with the best performance again coming from Jedburgh schoolgirl Karen Maxwell in sixth position in W16. Edinburgh University student Kirstin Maxwell finished eighth, Ian Maxwell 13th, Douglas Henderson 14th and Eileen Maxwell 20th in their respective classes.

The JK International Orienteering Festival, held over the Easter weekend, in Belfast and the Mountains of Mourne, will be the next major event for club members.