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The 2017 World Trail Orienteering Championships got under way yesterday with the TempO competition, held in the grounds of Harmony Park, Vaizgaikiemis, a scenic country park and large equestrian centre near the WTOC event base in the spa town of Birstonas, south of Lithuania’s second city, Kaunas.
The middle distance final today saw another fiercely fought race in another physically and technically demanding area in the Finnish forest of Viitapohja. Five British runners ran the A race, with Fiona Bunn, unfortunately, choosing to not compete, due to illness.
Two British runners went in each of three heats in the Men's and Women's qualification races, with the top 20 in each heat making it through to the A-Final tomorrow. The terrain in Viitapojah was technically and physically tough, with the early legs especially providing a real challenge to t...
The 2017 Junior World Orienteering Championships commence tomorrow in Finland with the middle qualifier at Viitapohja. Team Great Britain are primed and ready to take on the challenges which will confront them in this technical Scandinavian forest, close to the city of Tampere.
The World Championships in Estonia came to an end with the Forest Relay, held in Vitipalu on the same area as the Middle distance yesterday. As with the Middle, runners were faced with rough conditions underfoot, low visibility through the thick forest and intricate contour detail to contend with, a...
England Development Officer
Today's Middle Distance race at WOC 2017 took place in Vitipalu. The courses featured tough forested terrain with complex contour detail and varied runnability, but much less marsh than the Long race.
After all six runners recorded their best ever World Orienteering Championships Long results on Tuesday, we caught up with two of the athletes to find out what they thought of the experience.
Middle Distance terrain offers very detailed contours with many depressions and ridges between them. Runnability and visibility vary from very good to poor and there are almost no open areas on the terrain and only a handful of marshes. Tartu Ski Marathon track is passing through the area and there ...
Three top 20 places highlighted a good day for the Great Britain team in the forest with all six runners delivering their best ever World Orienteering Championships Long race results.
The Great Britain athletes will be competing in the Long at these times today.
Birstonas, Lithuania 10 July 2017 - 15 July 2017
Martin Ward, an elected director, stood down at the AGM back in April after completing his third year of his third term. Martin’s commitment to the Board over the past nine years including his time as Chair was recognised by Judith Holt, Chair of British Orienteering today.
The World Orienteering Championships continue tomorrow with the Long distance race taking place from 11:00 – 17:00 (British Summer Time: 9:00 – 15:00) tomorrow (Tuesday 4 July 2017).
WOC Sprint: Alm and Hubmann took the golds
So near yet so far for the GB Team in the Mixed Sprint Relay at the World Orienteering Championships. The four Great Britain athletes put their all into the race but could not quite hold on to a medal position, ending up in 6th place behind winners Sweden.
Returning to the same area as the previous day’s Long, Team GB were greeted by a radical change in the weather, with warm sunshine replacing the rain. The dry conditions and the prospect of fast head-to-head relay racing would make for exciting spectating on this forested hill, close to Banska Bystr...
Two top 15th finishes for the GB Team in the Sprint Final at the World Orienteering Championships in Estonia.
Today's Long race at the 2017 edition of EYOC saw a complete reversal of the conditions confronting the GB team, with heavy overnight rain replacing the bright sunshine and heat of the previous day. The rain continued throughout the morning, making conditions underfoot very heavy and added signi...