LOC represented at the JHIs
Emily Turner recently represented both England and LOC at the Junior Home Internationals and she writes: A few weekends ago, whilst many of you were at Liverpool I have the privilege of representing England at the Junior Home Internationals. I may not have come home with any medals and I didn’t have the best of runs, but it was still a weekend I will never forget.
This year the JHI’s were being held near Pitlochry in Scotland. So, on the Friday I got a day off school (result!!) and travelled up to Carlisle to meet up with one of the team minibuses. From there we drove up to Pitlochry picking up a few more of the team from Glasgow airport. The four teams were all staying in two hostels within Pitlochry. England and Scotland stopped in the Backpackers hostel whilst the other Wales and Ireland were in the YHA. It was positively luxurious compared to sleeping on the floor the previous weekend at the Junior Inter-regionals!!
Day 1 was held in typical Scottish woodland, normally the sort of terrain I love, but this was on the side of a fairly steep hill, not the terrain I love! I made a few poor route choices which cost me valuable time, leaving me in 6th position overall.
Saturday night social – a ceilidh. That sounded like it was going to be fun! I have to admit I wasn’t looking forward to it. I could not have been more wrong! Everybody and I mean everyone, was up dancing for the whole evening
Day 2 was again in typical Scottish woodland, but not as dense as day 1. Again, not the best of runs. I think I will just have to put that down to feeling somewhat under the weather (or maybe too much dancing the night before?) with us finishing in 7th position.
England came 2nd overall, with some good results from some of the other team members. So overall a good weekend was had by all