JK'24 Day 2 - Middling Good

by Steven Scott — 31st March 2024.

Dave Godfree, one of thee JK Middle champions for FVO Dave Godfree, one of thee JK Middle champions for FVO

Dave Godfree led home a strong FVO contingent on the Middle day at the Jan Kjellström International Festival of Orienteering in the Midlands, as the club lifted three titles on a six medal day.

Godders had a famous victory in M50, as he took more than three minutes out of Sprint champion Nick Barrable, with a finish time of 36.27, for his 3rd JK Middle title, but his first in 12 years. Roger Goddard was, as always, lurking around the podium positions, and his bronze in the class (41.53) represents his 70th major medal, and denied Jason Inman the podium.

James Hammond is still on course to retain his JK MVP trophy, as he topped M18E in 23.49 for back-to-back wins. There are still four others in the hunt for the MVP title, so another fine performance is required tomorrow.

Hannah Inman defended her W12 title in 23.44, despite being hard-pressed by INT's Laura Kitchin, and she's one of seven still in with a chance of the women's MVP title. Matthew Owen, meanwhile, backed up yesterday's Sprint silver with another 2nd place in M12 (25.05), 53 seconds off the top, while Steve Feltbower's silver in M40 (38.47) is his best JK result on a Long course.

There were Short course wins for Brad Connor (M50) and Dawn Goddard (W55), in both cases their best JK result to date, while Jamie Connor (M18L), John Owen (M65S) and Lucy Finch (W10B) were all 3rd in their class, as was Lindsay Finch, who was in the Orange class.

Scarlett Kelly (W16), Janine Inman (W450 and Hazel Dean (W60) were all 5th in their class, one place above Chris Smithard (M21E) and Ben Stansfield (M55) in the standings. Peter Molloy was 7th in M21E, and Vicky Thornton finished 8th in W60. 10th place finishes for Eilidh Connor (W14), Jamie Goddard (M20) and Rachel Kirkland (W50) rounded out the Long course top 10s, and there were event PBs for Chris Kelly (M50), Jonathan Molloy (M55) and Val Finch (W70).

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