Great Britain team selections
Our very own ISOBEL HOWARD has been selected to represent Great Britain this summer at the European Youth Orienteering Championships (EYOC) scheduled to take place 20-22 August in Kocaeli, Turkey. Isobel is one of 3 W16s selected. And that is not all... She has also been named as reserve for the GB Women’s team at the Junior World O Championships (JWOC) due to take place 5-10 September in Vilnius, Lithuania. As a W16 this is not something that happens very often but in the Selection races at the beginning of June Isobel won the W16 Sprint and the Long, which she won by 6 minutes at a min/km pace on a par with the best W18/20s. Over this past year, Isobel developed her training plan and did a lot of excellent sessions, mainly on her own and her commitment and hard work has translated in to results which the Selectors have recognised.
Clearly, there is a big question mark as to whether either/neither of these championships take place/travel is possible etc etc but there is no taking away from the fact that Isobel is good enough to be selected for GB representation. Congratulations!