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Tim Watkins Blodslitet 2021
Sunday 14th November

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Flyer and Entry details (pdf)

On line entries

View Start List

Final Details (pdf)

Results and Splits

RouteGadget

History of the Event          

Fredrikstad Skiklubb (FSK)

Results from previous years

This mass start, long distance race was renamed the Tim Watkins Trophy in memory of Tim who died following a car accident in March 2005. Tim was instrumental in introducing this demanding race to the UK and had already organised the first two races.

It is usually held every 18 months, in March or November.

For 2021 the event will be on highly technical orienteering terrain when it returns to Hutton Roof which is about 10km SE of the South Lakes junction (J36) on the M6. It is a top class orienteering area on complex limestone terrain which ranges from open and semi-open fell to woodland.  

This event will challenge your endurance and mental agility to the extreme over some of some of the finest orienteering terrain on the fringes of the Lake District.

If the pandemic restrictions have been lifted we hope to have refreshments and the prizegiving in the village hall – to make up for all the socialising with fellow orienteers during the last year or so.

In Norway, each autumn since 1977, Fredrikstad Skiklubb has staged the original Blodslitet.  The nearest literal translation to "Blodslitet" is "Blood letter". During this period it has been raised to an almost cult event, recent years have seen around 2000 competitors from all over Scandinavia and elsewhere. Whilst the Tim Watkins Blodslitet not grown to this scale it has established a high reputation as a top quality event attracting some top orienteers from far and wide. It may not produce blood, but it is designed to challenge at each and every entry category.

Further information will be available nearer to the event. 

Pre-entries only.  

Organiser: Brian Jackson     brb.jackson@gmail.com

 

 

Tim Watkins

 

Last Updated :16.04.2021