The Junior World Championships starts with the Sprint Monday July 5th at 10:00 CET – and continues with Long distance on Tuesday, Middle qualification on Thursday, Middle final on Friday and Relay on Saturday. The JWOC is followed with big interest all over the orienteering world – and starts just the day after a successful EYOC ends in Spain.
This news article will be updated during the JWOC week when new important information is available. Updates:
- There will be a LiveBlog also for the Sprint – maybe only with Tweets depending on administrators available
- There will be Live results also from the middle distance (source: e-mail from the organizers)
- Live results from the events are available here
JWOC 2010 Live coverage
The following Live services is planned from the event: It is planned to follow the Long Final (partly) and the Middle Final through a LiveBlog here at World of O. The organizers will provide live results from all competitions (
with possible exception for Middle qualification/final were there is a poor internet connection Update: I have now got a message from the organizers telling me that there will be live results also from the middle distance). There will be no GPS tracking, no live audio and no live video from the events. There will also be nobody representing the organizer at the event site contributing to the LiveBlog. However, the organizers have promised to send maps after the last start – and to provide me with an email address for technical support in case of problems with the live results etc.
The following is the program for JWOC 2010 in Denmark:
- Monday, July 5th, Sprint 10:00, Aalborg University (old map)
- Tuesday, July 6th. Long 09:00, Svinkløv (old map)
- Thursday, July 8th. Middle qualification 10:00, Kollerup (old map)
- Friday, July 9th. Middle final 09:00, Kollerup (old map)
- Saturday, July 10th. Relay 10:00, Rebild (old map)
Facts and Course details
There are a total of 137 women and 166 men registered for JWOC 2010.
Terrain descriptions (from JWOC page)
The sprint will be held at the University Campus on the eastern outskirts of Aalborg. The terrain is mainly urban with many architecturally similar single-storey buildings in recurrent patterns. There are canals, footpaths and scattered parking areas. Part of the terrain is residential.
The long distance area is a relatively level area with a sloped border to the north and west reaching to the sea. Large areas with rich contour detail. The area includes open fields and numerous paths. The forest is dominated by pine and spruce with good to medium runnability. Good visibility.
The middle distance courses will be set in a forest dominated by pine and spruce. The terrain is relatively level with many contour details. There are several minor roads and footpaths. Good runnability and visibility.
The relay course will be in an area that is unique, not only to the region, but to all of Denmark. The area has very hilly parts with open vegetation. Contour details are more obvious than the for other JWOC areas. Part of the terrain is dominated by valleys with open to dense spruce vegetation. Hilltop areas afford optimum views of the arena.
The LiveBlog will be live only during the Long distance and the Middle distance final. I will need help moderating comments to keep it live during all of the long distance, so please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have the possibility to help out.