An exciting new orienteering competition in Stirling and Edinburgh pits the three top runners from each Home Nation against each other over two days of sprint racing. As well as teams from Scotland, Wales, England and Ireland there are also international teams from Norway, Lithuania and Austria with a raft of individual World Champions in their ranks including the 2011, 2013 and 2014 Men’s Sprint Champions. Also in action are the entire Danish Mixed Sprint relay team (world team silver medallists in 2014).
Today’s event takes place at Stirling Castle around the courtyards and battlements of Stirling Castle, then out into the streets and wynds of the ancient Burgh.
The Elite Race between 8.30am – 10am is a World Ranking Event and Park World Tour. See the full list of competitors.
The Open Race between 10.15am – 12.15am is the final of the UK Urban League and part of the UK Orienteering League.
Spectating for both races is free. A great opportunity to see the best of the Home Nations against some of the world’s best athletes in a sport that requires a unique combination of running and navigation skills.