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Jukola: All you need to know

jukola201021:55 CET on Saturday more than 1500 men head into the forest – nearly 9 hours earlier at 13:00 CET 1100 women start their relay. The Jukola relay is the highlight of the season for many runners – here you find all the information you need about the biggest ever edition of the Jukola and Venla relay. This years edition features 15,295 runners – a record by more than 1000 runners!

Live TV/results/tracking/startlists
  • Live TV feed (via YLE): Venla (FinnishSwedish) – Jukola (FinnishSwedish)
  • Live results
  • There is GPS Tracking (for 20 teams) on all legs. However, live GPS Tracking will only be shown on the TV feed – there is no separate tracking offered
  • Startlists: JukolaVenla
  • Jukola webpage
  • LiveBlog (via WorldofO.com – see bottom of this page)

See also the LiveBlog (at the bottom of this page). The LiveBlog can also be followed from you mobile phone directly from the assembly area.

Map and terrain

The competition terrain consists mainly of steep hills (from 20 to 30 meters) which alternate with marshy dells.  There are almost no paths in the terrain instead there are few forest roads and ski tracks which make running easier. Kilometer paces will be slower this year than in other Jukola relays in the 21th century. Kytäjä Jukola 2010 will be a challenging orienteering race. Time differences between the top teams will be big. An average mistake will be bigger in this terrain than in other terrains.

Some neighbour-maps and old maps of the area found from omaps.worldofo.com:

Venla relay

Start: 13:00 CET.

Leg Length (km) Estimated time (min) Changeover time Climb (m)
1 5,1 – 5,2 41 13:41 CET 200
2 4,4 – 4,5 36 14:17 CET 185
3 6,2 – 6,3 46 15:03 CET 280
4 7,5 – 7,6 57 16:00 CET 390
Total 23,4 3h 1055

  • Courses include 900 meters of taped routes. Competitors born in 1994 and 1995 may participate in legs 1, 2, and 3. Competitors born in 1993 and earlier may run all legs.
  • There is forking on all legs

Top Teams last year:

1 31 Ulricehamns OK SWE 3:08:18 Simone Niggli 58:04
2 23 Hellas SWE +2:54 Tatiana Ryabkina 54:04
3 60 Tampereen Pyrintö FIN +3:46 Anni-Maija Fincke 57:36
4 8 Halden SK NOR +3:54 Anne Margrethe Hausken 54:54
5 5 OK Linne SWE +4:29 Sofie Johansson 59:32
6 7 Turun Suunnistajat FIN +4:41 Bodil Holmström 57:28
7 3 IFK Lidingö SOK SWE +4:49 Signe Söes 57:38
8 26 Sävedalens AIK SWE +5:21 Camilla Berglund 1:00:32
9 1 Domnarvets GoIF SWE +9:01 Johansson Emma 1:06:56
10 11 Asikkalan Raikas FIN +9:18 Minna Kauppi 54:20
11 22 Wing OK NOR +10:07 Elise Egseth 1:00:36
12 10 Paimion Rasti FIN +10:09 Katri Lindeqvist 59:56
13 37 Tullinge SK SWE +10:14 Jenny Lönnkvist 59:03
14 29 Angelniemen Ankkuri FIN +10:31 Maria Rantala 1:01:20
15 28 Bäkkelagets SK NOR +10:46 Anne Marie Bleken 1:01:10
16 59 Leksands OK SWE +11:22 Rahel Friedrich 1:00:56
17 16 SK Pohjantähti FIN +11:32 Marttiina Joensuu 1:00:14
18 35 OK Hällen SWE +11:43 Linnea Gustafsson 59:57
19 2 Nydalens SK NOR +12:02 Lene Moe 1:02:40
20 137 Konnerud IL NOR +12:27 Marianne Andersen 54:56

Jukola relay

Start: 21:55 CET

Leg Length (km) Estimated time (min) Changeover time Climb (m) Light
1 9,8 – 9,9 67 23:02 CET 450 dusk
2 10,0 – 10,1 72 00:14 CET 490 dark
3 11,3 – 11,4 81 01:35 CET 575 dark/dusk
4 6,9 – 7,0 48 02:23 CET 375 dusk
5 6,8 – 6,9 46 03:09 CET 365 dusk/light
6 9,2 – 9,3 62 04:11 CET 470 light
7 13,4 – 13,5 86 05:37 CET 645 light
Total 67,7 7h 42min 3370

  • Teams that have not changed by 7.45 a.m. CET can take part in two separate mass starts at the map stands. The mass start for leg 7 takes place at 8.00 a.m. CET  and one for legs 2. – 6. at 8.15 a.m. CET
  • Courses include 900 meters of taped route. Competitors born in 1994 and 1995 may run legs 4, 5, and 6. Competitors born in 1993 and earlier may run all legs. The sun will set on June 19th at 22.55 p.m. and rise on June 20th at 3.49 a.m.
  • There is forking on all legs

Top teams last year:

1 12 Kristiansand OK NOR 8:02:43 Daniel Hubmann 1:26:25
2 6 Kalevan Rasti FIN +23 Thierry Gueorgiou 1:26:49
3 5 Halden SK NOR +3:04 Emil Wingstedt 1:32:55
4 23 IFK Göteborg SWE +4:00 Mats Haldin 1:28:33
5 3 Vehkalahden Veikot FIN +10:30 Tero Föhr 1:29:22
6 24 Malungs OK Skogsmårdarna SWE +12:41 William Lind 1:30:17
7 1 Delta FIN +14:22 Valentin Novikov 1:31:37
8 27 OK Orion SWE +16:14 Voiciech Kovalski 1:33:47
9 35 Pan-Kristianstad SWE +16:19 Jamie Stevenson 1:32:38
10 20 Leksands OK SWE +16:20 Andreas Rüelinger 1:32:33
11 7 Vaajakosken Terä FIN +16:22 Antti Anttonen 1:31:09
12 9 IFK Moras OK SWE +17:33 Martin Johansson 1:27:39
13 13 Rajamäen Rykmentti FIN +18:49 Matthias Merz 1:25:47
14 10 Södertälje Nykvarn Orienter SWE +19:16 Anders Skarholt 1:31:34
15 8 Turun Metsänkävijät FIN +20:28 Scott Fraser 1:32:49
16 43 IL Tyrving NOR +20:36 Audun Weltzien 1:28:13
17 18 Angelniemen Ankkuri FIN +20:56 Dmitry Tsvetkov 1:25:49
18 11 IFK Lidingö SOK SWE +27:05 Fredrik Johansson 1:35:29
19 39 Wing OK NOR +28:15 Osterbo Öysten Kvaal 1:30:04
20 34 OK Denseln SWE +28:19 Olle Kalered 1:33:42

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