The British team of Jos Naylor and Peter Walkington won the prestigious Karrimor Mountain Marathon two-day orienteering event in Cumbria, U.
SV Competitors consult their maps
SV Start as competitors collect instructions from fence
SV PAN Competitors checking their courses against their maps
CU & SV Japanese and other competitors checking (2 shots)
SV Competitor through forest in early morning mist
GV ZOOM INTO Competitors wandering across moorland
SV PAN Competitor over bridge and across moors
SV ZOOM OUT AND IN Competitors through fields of farm and past herd of sheep
LV Competitors run past lake
CU Stop-watch at finishing point
CU Winner Jos Naylor across line
Initials CL/1833 1300/1600/1855
SPORT: MOUNTAIN MARATHON
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Background: The British team of Jos Naylor and Peter Walkington won the prestigious Karrimor Mountain Marathon two-day orienteering event in Cumbria, U.K., on Sunday (26 October).
Naylor and Walkington won the Elite Class, catering exclusively for the most competent and experienced. The Elite course covered nearly 50 miles (80.4 kilometres).
The field included teams from Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Sweden and a lone Japanese competitor.
Although the British pair ran out comfortable winners, their victory was a little hollow.
Because of restrictive travel arrangements the Swedish and Norwegian teams had to miss Sunday's second day.
The marathon was split into two other classes apart from the Elite.
The Standard A class was won by another British team, Andrew Phillipson and Howard Forest. Standard B was won by the mixed team of William Gauld and Hilary Smith .. also from Britain.
Orienteering involves both stamina and a great sense of navigation. Competitors must be competent topographers and reasonable athletes.
At the start they are given a course with landmarks which represent check-points. Each check-point must be visited and the winner is determined by the lowest aggregate time.
The sport is fast becoming one of the most popular in the world, and is open to people of all ages and both sexes.