JK Orienteering Festival 2016

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    Neil Harvatt

      The Yorkshire and Humber region are hosting the JK festival in 2016.  Please read the following notes arising from the first meeting. There are many opportunities for involvement.

      Information for clubs to pass on to all members         JK 2016 Initial plans and Officials.

      A steering group for JK 2016 consisting of members of the YHOA committee, YHOA fixtures group, a couple of interested volunteers, and British Orienteering’s Major Events Manager met for the first time on Tuesday 10 Sept.

      Initial plans which are being investigated further would have the Day 1 Sprint at Leeds University, Day 2 as a middle distance race at Timble, Day 3 as a classic distance race at Kilnsey, and the Day 4 relays at Storthes Hall.  Having Day 2 as a middle race breaks with tradition, but it is being considered by Events and Competitions Committee who are likely to seek the views of orienteers.

      Whilst members of the steering group have agreed to do further work on the suitability of the possible areas, no officials have been agreed as yet.  The list below has been made as a starter although there will be other jobs to take on later.  The steering group is hoping to agree some of the officials below at a meeting scheduled for January 14 2014.  Any member of YHOA who feels they are suitably experienced and willing, is invited to put their name forward.

      Event Coordinator

      Budget Coordinator

      Organisers and planners for each of the 4 days.  Individuals could put themselves forward for these positions, or perhaps better, a couple of people who know they can work together could offer to be joint organisers, or joint planners for a particular day.  Planning and organising roles are not restricted to members of the clubs whose areas are being used.

      Trail O Coordinator

      Publicity Coordinator

      Website/social media Coordinator

      Social Programme Coordinator

      Safety Officer

      If anyone is interested in carrying out one of these roles, please let Alistair Tinto () know before Christmas so that the steering group can make some decisions in January.  There will be other roles such as Starts Coordinator, Car Parking Coordinator, String Course and many more.  We hope that most YHOA members will help in some way at the actual events, but if you want to be involved as an official on the above list, as an official for a role not yet decided upon, or with the steering group, then again please let Alistair know as soon as possible.

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