Route to Christmas: Day 4 2016


Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is a long and decisive leg from the European Championships Long distance in Czech Republic in May this year. Today we look at the Women’s class – and the long leg to the 4th control were many runners lost several minutes. In this hilly ...

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Route to Christmas: Day 3 2016


Today we have a 2700 meter long leg in Hungary on the menu for Route to Christmas! The race we are visiting today is the World University Championships (WUOC) Long distance – a competition which has gotten  a lot of praise. The leg chosen for Route to Christmas is the 3rd ...

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Route to Christmas: Day 2 2016


Today’s leg in Route to Christmas takes us to a national youth competition in southwestern Norway – O-Idol. The terrain is quite tricky the first times you run there – and choosing the best route might also prove a bit difficult if you are not familiar with the terrain.  You ...

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MapAnt: Gigantic Orienteering Map covering Finland!


Jarkko Ryyppö, Joakim Svensk and Mats Troeng have made an orienteering map of nearly all of Finland based on publicly available laser scanning data and topographic maps from the National Land Survey of Finland using Karttapullatin. What an effort! In comparison, a human mapper spending 30 hours per square kilometer would ...

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Route to Christmas: Day 1 2016


The first day of Route to Christmas 2016 takes us to Italy – to the Italian Championships Long distance in some interesting karst terrain at September 24th 2016. Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is leg 4 in the M21 course. Thanks a lot to Matjaz Stanfel for the tip! ...

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Course of the Year 2016: O France Day 5!


A very technical French Long distance course takes the honors as “Orienteering Course of the Year 2016?. The winning course is the Men Elite course at the last stage of O’France 2016 – probably one of the most difficult long distance courses set this year – with a lot of “WOW”-factor ...

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Vote for Course of the Year 2016 now!


Set up your personal Top 5 List from the nominated maps – and win prizes from our sponsors! The nominated maps have been chosen based on submissions from the readers and some of the worlds top orienteers through the last weeks. Now YOU can choose “The Course of the ...

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