Senior Home Internationals
The 2021 Senior Home International was held in Scotland over the weekend of 4th/5th September. The individual race was held on the Sunday at Glen Tanar, a typical tough Scottish forest with the relays on Balmedie, an area of open sand dunes just north of Aberdeen, the day before. Four SYO members were selected to represent England – Jonny, Euan, Pippa and Imogen, although Euan pulled out at the last minute due to illness.
In the Men’s relay two Scottish teams finished 1st and 4th with England in 2nd and 3rd. Therefore honours even in the Men’s relay. In the Women’s relay Scotland finished 1st and 3rd with England in 2nd and 4th so a 2 point advantage to Scotland overnight (and the Dolgellau Bowl for the winner of the first day’s racing). Ireland and Wales each had only one competitive team. The following day Scotland won 3 of the 4 classes (albeit narrowly) to cement their overall victory. The only class not won by Scotland was W20 where England split the points, due in part to a fantastic run by Imogen (only a W16) to take 2nd place. Pippa and Jonny also had good runs with Jonny taking 4th place in M21 and Pippa finishing 6th in W21.
Thanks to Charlie for managing the team. You can read his full report here.
The junior and veteran home internationals are still to come, taking place over the 9th /10th October and 6th/ 7th November respectively.