Powered by WebRoute – WorldofO.com What would you do on the 6-7 in the mens Qualification heat A on the EOC Long? Maps from all qualification heats and the finals are now online – and to make you get a real feeling for what is happening down in Bulgaria I’ve set up a webroute for one of the legs in the EOC Long Qualification where you can draw your route.
Surprise, surprise! Manager Kristoffer Fiane Pedersen with the Bushmen team managed to continue where he left off last year: On top of the list! The Norwegian was wise enough(!) to not include any Norwegians in his team – instead he put in 5 Swiss runners, a few Swedes and Signe Søes, Minna Kauppi and Andrey Khramov in addition. Very impressive: Congratulations!
Update: Now with map! Fabian Hertner and the other Swiss were fantastic in todays EOC Sprint – taking 6 out of the 8 first spots in the mens class and 3 of the top 10 spots among the women. Gold in the EOC sprint went to Helena Jansson among the women and Fabian Hertner among the men – the gold and silver medalists in last years WOC sprint.
The orienteering was tricky – many of the runners having problems. The two top women finnishers – Helena Jansson and Simone Niggli both did mistakes today, whereas Fabian Hertnes seemed to have an excellent race.
Hertner to the speaker after the race: - I did no mistakes. I did a very good race. There were some route choice were I took my time for the right decision in the start. Then at the spectator control I heard that I had a big lead. I took it quite secure in the end, but pushing very hard of course.
The course gave tricky orienteering – some of it on the beach, some of it in a bungalow area, and some of it in the forest.
The European Championships in Orienteering starts Sunday morning 08:00 CET with Sprint qualification – the final starts from 14:30 CET in the afternoon. The championships in continues through the coming week – the last competition being the Long Final next Saturday. All individual events are also World Cup events. Below you find the key information you need in order to follow EOC 2010 in Bulgaria.
Women: Victory for Sweden
Sweden took the gold medal with a smashing final sprint from Helena Jansson, second are Finland with Minna Kauppi and third are Switzerland with Simone Niggli on third Leg. Results below are unofficial from live results.
Remember to submit your team to the Fantasy World Cup 2010. 10 of the 13 World Cup events count in the overall – so you’d better set up a team already ahead of the first World Cup event – being the EOC Sprint on Sunday. At the time of writing, startlists for the sprint are not yet available, but they will be available at the EOC 2010 webpage (entries for Sprint Qual by Saturday 11:00 CET – expect the startlist ready after the team official meeting starting at 18:00 CET – maybe also earlier). The World of O Ranking Sprint for men and women is a good starting point for setting up your team for EOC Sprint. See also the results from the last WOC and EOC sprint below.
Not made your holiday plans yet? See the full list of top multiday-races with map samples – use Google Wave to add your recommendations – and see my own personal top picks. For most events it is still not too late to register, although registration prices have increased for some events already.
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 map says more than 1000 words – at least for an orienteer. Here you see map samples for July 2010 events uploaded by the organizers.
Choosing just a few events out of all the great events in July 2010 is no easy task. Instead of just picking a few events, I picked out the events I would have liked to travel to (quite a few), and stated my very personal reasons for why I would have liked to travel there. As an experiment, I embedded my personal picks in a Google Wave, where anyone with a Google Wave account can add comments (thus what you see below might not be my original text anymore). Click here to get a Google Wave account.
All multiday events in July 2010 from World of O Calendar are shown in the table below – for all events see the World of O Calendar.
Are there important events missing in this overview? What is your personal favorite orienteering event in June 2010? Please use the Wave above or the comments to give additional information to the readers.
Disclaimer: I am in the organizing committee of Fjord-O: Nordvestgaloppen. OOCup/Xtremor and Fjord-O: Nordvestgaloppen have paid for sponsored links at World of O during the last year. I have an agreement with EYOC 2010 to help them with their live services during and ahead of the event.
Both Norway and Sweden have had EOC selection races this weekend. The Swiss and Finnish team also joined in on the Norwegian EOC selection races which were held in WOC relevant terrain north of Trondheim.
Below you find GPS tracking and maps from the races. Quite spectacular races – especially the Norwegian test races seemed to give some big challenges for the runners.
Note! All results are unofficial results taken from the live results services.
Norway – Long Men – May 16th 2010
1 Omdal, Hans Gunnar Øvrebø/Vindbjart Orientering 01:30:24 +00:00
2 Hubmann, Daniel Swiss Orienteering 01:34:24 +04:00
3 Nordberg, Anders Halden SK 01:34:33 +04:09
4 Haldin, Mats Finnish National Team 01:35:07 +04:43
5 Föhr, Tero Finnish National Team 01:35:09 +04:45
6 Lauenstein, Marc Swiss Orienteering 01:35:56 +05:32
7 Lundanes, Olav Halden SK 01:36:09 +05:45
8 Kaas, Carl Waaler Bækkelagets SK 01:36:37 +06:13
9 Lucasen, Håvard Ås-UMB Orientering 01:37:23 +06:59
10 Hott, Holger Kristiansand OK 01:37:57 +07:33
Norway – Long Women – May 16th 2010
1 Niggli, Simone Swiss Orienteering 01:10:48 +00:00
2 Sandstad, Hanne Freidig, SPK 01:18:05 +07:17
3 Bagstevold, Heidi Østlid Bækkelagets SK 01:18:36 +07:48
4 Kauppi, Minna Finnish National Team 01:18:39 +07:51
5 Wigmeyr, Tone Bækkelagets SK 01:18:43 +07:55
6 Jahren, Silje Ekroll Sävedalens AIK 01:19:40 +08:52
7 Klechova, Vendula Halden SK 01:20:28 +09:40
8 Brodmann, Ines Swiss Orienteering 01:20:57 +10:09
9 Wild, Angela Swiss Orienteering 01:21:02 +10:14
10 Koenig-Salmi, Vroni Swiss Orienteering 01:21:19 +10:31
Norway – Middle Men – May 15th 2010
1 Hubmann, Daniel Swiss Orienteering 32:04 +00:00
2 Nordberg, Anders Halden SK 32:09 +00:05
3 Lundanes, Olav Halden SK 32:59 +00:55
4 Weltzien, Audun Tyrving, IL 33:24 +01:20
5 Fagerudd, Kim Paimion Rasti 33:50 +01:46
6 Omdal, Hans Gunnar Øvrebø/Vindbjart Orientering 34:02 +01:58
7 Tiltnes, Anders Tyrving, IL 34:17 +02:13
8 Föhr, Tero Finnish National Team 34:19 +02:15
9 Huovila, Jarkko Tampereen Pyrintö 34:43 +02:39
10 Taivainen, Olli-Markus Finnish National Team 34:48 +02:44
Norway – Middle Women – May 15th 2010
1 Niggli, Simone Swiss Orienteering 31:44 +00:00
2 Bagstevold, Heidi Østlid Bækkelagets SK 33:46 +02:02
3 Sundberg, Karoliina Finnish National Team 34:06 +02:22
4 Klechova, Vendula Halden SK 34:32 +02:48 12:06:32
5 Bjørgul, Ida Marie Næss Halden SK 35:35 +03:51 13:21:35
6 Kahrs, Marianne Riddervold Fredrikstad SK 35:36 +03:52
6 Jahren, Silje Ekroll Sävedalens AIK 35:36 +03:52
8 Fasting, Mari NTNUI 35:46 +04:02
9 Nilsen, Betty Ann Bjerkreim Lillehammer OK 36:04 +04:20
10 Brodmann, Ines Swiss Orienteering 36:43 +04:59
Sweden – Middle Men – May 16th 2010
1. Emil Wingstedt Halden SK 32:57 +00:00
2. Anders Holmberg Järla IF Orienteringsklubb 33:07 +00:10
3. David Andersson Malungs OK Skogsmårdarna 33:10 +00:13
4. Peter Öberg Orienteringsklubben Hällen 33:12 +00:15
5. Fredrik Johansson IFK Lidingös Skid o Orienteringsklubb 33:25 +00:28
6. Oleksandr Kratov Orienteringsklubben Orion 33:38 +00:41
7. Johan Runesson Orienteringsklubben Tisaren 34:12 +01:15
8. Erik Rost Malungs OK Skogsmårdarna 34:37 +01:40
9. Mats Troeng Orienteringsklubben Linné 34:45 +01:48
10. William Lind Malungs OK Skogsmårdarna 35:09 +02:12
Sweden – Middle Women – May 16th 2010
1. Linnea Gustafsson Orienteringsklubben Hällen 33:23 +00:00
2. Annika Billstam IFK Lidingös Skid o Orienteringsklubb 33:55 +00:32
3. Helena Jansson Idrottsföreningen Hagen 34:40 +01:17
4. Emma Claesson Stora Tuna Orienteringsklubb 35:23 +02:00
5. Lina Persson Kristiansands OK 36:22 +02:59
6. Jenny Lönnkvist Tullinge Sportklubb 37:09 +03:46
7. Emma Andersson Sävedalens Allmänna IK 37:45 +04:22
8. Malin Sand IFK Lidingös Skid o Orienteringsklubb 37:50 +04:27
9. Jenny Johansson Ulricehamns Orienteringsklubb 37:55 +04:32
10. Maria Magnusson Sävedalens Allmänna IK 38:16 +04:53
Sweden – Long Men – May 15th 2010
1. Martin Johansson IFK Moras Orienteringsklubb 85:15 +00:00
2. Emil Wingstedt Halden SK 85:26 +00:11
3. Anders Holmberg Järla IF Orienteringsklubb 86:36 +01:21
4. Erik Rost Malungs OK Skogsmårdarna 88:31 +03:16
5. Erik Öhlund Ulricehamns Orienteringsklubb 88:37 +03:22
6. William Lind Malungs OK Skogsmårdarna 88:45 +03:30
7. Marcus Millegård Sävedalens Allmänna IK 89:09 +03:54
8. Mattias Millinger Orienteringsklubben Linné 89:29 +04:14
9. David Andersson Malungs OK Skogsmårdarna 89:38 +04:23
10. Peter Öberg Orienteringsklubben Hällen 90:13 +04:58
Sweden – Long Women – May 15th 2010
1. Helena Jansson Idrottsföreningen Hagen 62:25 +00:00
2. Emma Claesson Stora Tuna Orienteringsklubb 64:05 +01:40
3. Annika Billstam IFK Lidingös Skid o Orienteringsklubb 66:05 +03:40
4. Lena Eliasson Domnarvets Gymnastik o Idrottsförening 66:54 +04:29
5. Karolina Arewång-Höjsgaard Domnarvets Gymnastik o Idrottsförening 68:42 +06:17
6. Maja Alm Ulricehamns Orienteringsklubb 68:53 +06:28
7. Lina Persson Kristiansands OK 69:35 +07:10
8. Linnea Gustafsson Orienteringsklubben Hällen 69:47 +07:22
9. Eva Jurenikova Domnarvets Gymnastik o Idrottsförening 70:20 +07:55
10. Lina Bäckström Domnarvets Gymnastik o Idrottsförening 70:40 +08:15
Observations/Analysis of the results
Some observations based on the results in the EOC selection races – noting that the Norwegian EOC selection races were held in WOC relevant terrain:
Swiss runners: Simone Niggli looks very strong. Two top performances in WOC relevant terrain this weekend – winning with more than 7(!) and 2 minutes! Daniel Hubmann also looks very strong. He has come back in the end of the race beating Anders Nordberg three times in a week now. Still Hubmann had 4 minutes up to todays surprise Hans Gunnar Omdal today. Marc Lauenstein did a good long distance, finishing in 6th spot. Matthias Merz had some problem with the orienteering, but had good speed. Note that the Swiss had a though training camp in their legs at these races.
Norwegian men: Anders Nordberg is where he is supposed to be at this stage – and is still one of the big favourites in WOC in Trondheim this autumn. He was ahead of Hubmann towards the end of both races this weekend – there is still a lot of time to get that little extra ahead of the WOC in Trondheim. The Norwegian Hans Gunnar Omdal was the big surprise of the weekend (6th and victory with 4 minutes in the Norwegian EOC selection races)- coming back after being out of the top for several years. He probably won’t be among the big ones in the fast EOC terrain (if he runs there), but if he can keep this level this autumn he might be one of runners fighting for gold in the WOC long distance.
Norwegian women: Anne Margrethe Hausken had the worst orienteering weekend in years, making big mistakes at several controls both days – not a single top 10 result. However, at splits she shows that the running shape is there, so this is probably one a distraction on her way to WOC. Marianne Andersen did not participate this weekend after too much training, and thus the 40 year old Hanne Sandstad was the best Norwegian in Sunday’s long distance. Sandstad said after the race that she will not run WOC, as she has been in the out-of-bounds areas for WOC. On Saturday’s middle distance Heidi Østlid Bagstevold was the best Norwegian runner in second spot – two minutes behind Niggli. Betty Ann Bjerkreim Nilsen did a good race in the sprint Thursday, but did some big mistakes Sunday.
Swedish men: Emil Wingstedt had an impressive weekend – 1st spot in middle, 2nd spot in long and Swedish Champion sprint. Wingstedt lived in Trondheim for several years during his studies, and will definitely be among the favourites in WOC in Trondheim. Martin Johansson won the long distance during the Swedish EOC test races, but got injured during the middle distance. Anders Holmberg had a good weekend with one second and one third place. Peter Öberg is not in the same shape as last spring when he was close to unbeatable in Sweden – 4th in middle and sprint and 10th in long.
Swedish women: Helena Jansson also had an impressive weekend – victory in long and sprint – 4th place in middle. Emma Claesson (Engstrand) is also back – two times second and one 4th place. Linnea Gustafsson with victory in middle/third spot in sprint and Annika Billstam with one second spot and one third spot also shows that she is where she is supposed to be.
Finnish runners: Good races also by the Finnish runners in the Norwegian test races, but not quite up there among the Swiss and Norwegians. Mats Haldin (4th long), Tero Föhr (5th long, 8th middle) and Kim Fagerudd (5th middle) were the best among the men in the Norwegian EOC selection races. Among the women, Minna Kauppi showed that she had the speed of Simone Niggli, but Kauppi did some big mistakes and a 4th spot in the long distance nearly 8 minutes behind Simone Niggli was her best result this weekend. Instead Karoliina Sundberg (3rd middle) had the best Finnish result during the weekend. Updated information about the Finnish runners: Just as for the Swiss runners, the Finnish runners had some intense days the last days before attending the Norwegian EOC test races. There were Finnish EOC tests sprint and middle on Wednesday/Thursday, the team was selected May 13th, and then travel to Norway began for the team (Note! Mats Haldin did not run the Finnish selection races). Janne Salmi said in an interview on May 13th, - On Saturday the selected team will participate in the Norwegian EOC selection races middle distance. That is an excellent chance to see how they are compared to the other countries. [...] On Sunday there is a long distance, but there the runners may decide the speed themselves as there have been many competitions and as there is a training camp coming.. [Thanks to Kenneth Lassila for the information]
Also notable is that Czech Vendula Klechova managed a 4th spot in the middle distance in the Norwegian races.
Tracking highlights – Long distance May 16th, Norway
Some GPS Tracking highlights from the long distance EOC selection race in Levanger, Norway, May 16th 2010. Simulated mass-start on some of the key legs is shown (view in fullscreen at 480p for best results).
Maps/Tracking: Norwegian and Swedish EOC Selection races Middle/Long
- It feels good. We have been so frustrated so many years. Now it feels really good. There is no better feeling than running in front. It just felt like an easy training on a sunday morning. This year we were very well prepared. It is one of the last goals of my career. So now it is only left the long distance at the WOC.
That were the comments of an extremely happy and relieved Thierry Gueorgiou after taking the victory for Kalevan Rasti in this years 10mila. Fabian Hertner set the table for Thierry Gueorgiou on the 9th leg, running away from the other teams on shear running speed. Gueorgiou continued with great speed and excellent orienteering.
Below you can replay all the excitement in both the men and women relay in the LiveBlog – scroll all the way to the bottom to get the finish. Thanks for all 1900 visitors during the 10Mila day & night, moderators and commenters! Welcome back at the Jukola LiveBlog!
Here you get the 10Mila LiveBlog in a separate window. 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. The most fun way to experience 10Mila if you can’t run yourself!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org saying a few words about yourself. It is a long night – so it is good to be a good team!