Here is a selection of 10Mila videos to get you in the right mood ahead of 10Mila. Relive the Slowmotion video from 10Mila 2008, the tracking highlights from 10Mila 2007, the 10Mila Petzl video from 2008 or some of the other great 10Mila content available on the Internet. Enjoy!
Do you know about more great 10Mila videos which can set the WorldofO.com readers in the right mood? Please add a comment below – and I’ll update the post accordingly… All videos are courtesy of either YouTube.com or Blip.TV.
10Mila 2008 – Slow Motion video (really sets you in the mood…)
WebTV will put you back SEK 60,-. GPS-tracking only available through WebTV. LiveBlog at WorldofO.com will give you all updates throughout the night though – and the live speaker and live results are also available free on the 10Mila webpage.
My best tip: Combine the LiveBlog with the WebTV feed. Last year’s 10Mila was a fun experience on the LiveBlog – all through the night. You’ll get polls during the race, expert commentary, help with your technical problems, and all you need to be on top on what is happening in the Swedish forest.
I am a bit disappointed that there is no GPS tracking on the 1st leg in either of the relays – but it is probably a fairness issue. The 1st leg with GPS tracking a few years ago was great entertainment.
Below you can access the 10MILA 2010 LiveBlog (sorry about the ads – not possible to remove them unfortunately). If you are interested in being part of the LiveBlog team for a few hours (or all of the night) – moderating comments, uploading pictures and getting your comments published directly on the LiveBlog, please send an email to email@example.com saying a few words about yourself. It is a long night – so it is good to be a good team!
If you are on a mobile phone on site, you can follow the LiveBlog using the mobile version of the LiveBlog. For LiveBloggers on site with an Iphone, there is an even better solution: an Iphone App from which you can contribute directly to the LiveBlog (only for those in the LiveBlog team – but we’ve got space for up to 20 people).
10MILA countdown: Three days left until 10MILA – time to ask you who will be the winners in the women’s class of this years 10MILA. We will get back with a full preview of the relay when getting closer to Saturday and the 10MILA LiveBlog.
10MILA countdown: Four days left until one of the main highlights of the spring season for an orienteer: 10MILA. We will get back with a preview of the relay when getting closer to Saturday – for now use the poll below to tell who you think will be the winners of this years 10MILA in the mens class.
Not all teams have published their 10MILA 2010 team yet – but here is the team composition of some of the top teams (note – these team compositions may change):
1) Audun Bjerkreim Nilsen 9,1 km 0
2) Isak Bergman 12,2 km 0
3) Andreas Høye 16,8 km 0
4) Eirik Svensen 8,8 km 0
5) Baptiste Rollier 12,2 km 0
6) Jostein Andersen 6,1 km 0
7) Vegard Danielsen 5,8 km 0
8) Damien Renard 11,2 km 0
9) Holger Hott 11,2 km 0
10) Daniel Hubmann 17,0/12,0 km 0
1) Miika Hernelahti 9,1 km 514251
2) Aaro Asikainen 12,2 km 514252
3) Jan Prochazka 16,8 km 514253
4) Tommi Tölkkö 8,8 km 514254
5) Hannu Airila 12,2 km 514255
6) Jere Pajunen 6,1 km 514256
7) Adam Chromy 5,8 km 514257
8) Philippe Adamski 11,2 km 514258
9) Fabian Hertner 11,2 km 514259
10) Thierry Gueorgiou 17,0/12,0 km 514260
1) Josef Nordlund 9,1 km 841100
2) Rassmus Andersson 12,2 km 900329
3) Tomas Stenström 16,8 km 992435
4) Johan Höij 8,8 km 999983
5) Jan Troeng 12,2 km 810425
6) Ulf Troeng 6,1 km 840104
7) Albin Ridefelt 5,8 km 911123
8) Henrik Löfås 11,2 km 831013
9) Mats Troeng 11,2 km 780711
10) Mattias Millinger 17,0/12,0 km 840308
1. Bjørn Eriksen
2. Mattias Karlsson
3. Anders Nordberg
4. Jon Pedersen
5. Erik Axelsson
6. Vincent Coupat
7. Kiril Nikolov
8. Emil Wingstedt
9. Mats Haldin
10. Olav Lundanes
WorldofO.com has had a presence on Twitter for a long time – and the last months also on Buzz. Now the time is ready for a Facebook page as well. In addition to getting interesting updates from the orienteering world, you may use the Facebook page to give feedback on articles, get updates on when there will be GPS Tracking or live video-feeds from orienteering events, discuss with other fans, etc.
As of the time of writing we have got 165 fans, but 4-500 should be possible by Monday…?
Update: Facebook decided to get rid of the “fan” concept – now all you have to say is that you like Worldofo.com (but except for that there is no big difference). 400 went easily, though – thanks for the support!
Vote for your favourites and see old map and background info already now – GPS tracking, LiveBlog, video stream follows from 21:35 CET this evening. The LiveBlog season at WorldofO.com has started again, and the Norwegian Champs Night Orienteering is a first test this season.
GPS tracking starts at 21:35 CET (D21) and 21:45 CET (H21). Junior classes start earlier – H17-18 already at 21:00 CET. Live GPS Tracking will be available from here:
Jukola, Trondheim Open, 6 Days of North and South Tyrol, the Norwegian O-Festival, Idre O-week (see map sample above) and Thermenland Open. These are some of the interesting events of June 2010. Read on to get an overview of the top O-Travel picks for June 2010 based on entries in World of O Calendar.
In the Top O-Travel Picks-series of articles we will take a look at the most interesting events of 2010 for travelers – month by month – to guide you through the fixture list. Focus is on multiday-events and World Ranking events, as these are events which typically attract traveling orienteers.
A few of the event organizers have added map samples in World of O Calendar – take a look below to see map samples for some of the Top Picks of June 2010. Many organizers did not bother to upload maps (e.g. the Norwegian O-Festival and Idre O-week from the picks of this month) – thanks to the organizers who did take some time to give that service to the users of World of O Calendar!
The most important focus of the top orienteering elite in June is to finish the European Champs in Bulgaria – and then get a training period or some national events ahead of the Jukola relay and the Nordic Orienteering Tour. Some might even make it to Trondheim Open as part of their preparation for the World Orienteering Championships or to Suunto Games the weekend ahead of the Jukola relay. There are – however – also other enjoyable events in June:
If you want to combine great nature with orienteering in June, the two best options in my opinion are the 6 Days of North and South Tyrol and the Idre O-week. Both start at the 27th of June, so you’ll have to choose one of them. Both events give you fantastic mountain areas and very interesting and tricky orienteering.
Another interesting orienteering event is TAKAS 2010 – a 4 day event which is the biggest international orienteering event in Lithuania.
The Norwegian O-Festival is Norway’s biggest orienteering event, and actually also the last part of the Nordic Orienteering Tour. The O-Festival is further north than it has been for some years – not far from Lillehammer, in interesting and technically challenging terrain. Possible to combine with Idre O-week if you skip either the relay at the O-Festival or the Fjäll-OL at Idre O-week, and are willing to drive about 250 kilometers.
Are there important events missing in this overview? What is your personal favorite orienteering event in June 2010? Please use the comments to give additional information to the readers.
Note! Are you an event organizer for an event in July or August? Do your event a favor and update the event page in World of O Calendar with more information and map samples in order to get the possibility to be featured in the Top O-Travel Picks series.