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Jukola 2016: All You Need to Know

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22:00 CET (23:00 local time) on Saturday Jukola  starts – the largest orienteering relay event in the world. 9 hours earlier at 13:00 CET the women start their relay – the Venla relay. Here you find all the information you need about the  Jukola and Venla relays. This is the 68th edition of the Jukola relay and the 39th edition of the Venla relay.

Jukola 2016 is organized  close to Lappeenranta. As last year, there will be a high quality international webTV-broadcast available from the Jukola and Venla relay through the IOF Livecenter at a cost of 15 EUR – surely the best way to follow the competition. Commentator this year is Mikko Reitti, an experienced speaker from many events. Joining him are many top athletes – both orienteers and others – including Minna Kauppi, Lena Eliasson, Katja Mjøsund, Annika Björk and Kaisa Mäkäräinen (from Biathlon).

New this year is an arena run-through for around half of the legs (which legs will be made public just as each leg has started). The arena run-through is a first time ever for Jukola/Venla – the organizers find it to be a big advantage, let’s see how the runners react to it.

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WorldofO Live coverage

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Map and terrain

Jukola 2016 Lappee test map

» See map in omaps.worldofo.com

Two different old maps of the Jukola area are available through omaps.worldofo.com. One map based on LIDAR data made by  Terje Mathisen (top of page) – and one version consisting of old maps of the area merged together. There is also a RunningWild available on the old map where you can test drive the old map under a bit of pressure on a course.

The competition area consists mainly of coniferous forestry with variable orienteering terrain typical of southeastern Finland. Runnability on hills and boreal forest areas is quite good, on marsh areas lying between the hills a bit slower. In some parts of the area there are plenty of logging areas and different-aged planted forest that slow down the running. On rapakivi-granite areas there are special knolls which may look like rocks. The relief is moderate with the biggest single height differences of 25-30 metres.

Venla relay

Leg length (km) Climb (m) Estimated time (min) Changeover / finish time
1. 7,0 – 7,2 150 44 14:44
2. 6,6 – 6,8 160 42 15:26
3. 5,9 – 6,1 110 38 16:04
4. 9,1 – 9,2 225 56 17:00
Total 28,9 645 3 h 00 min


Top teams last year:

1 34 Domnarvets GoIF SWE 2:53:11
1 Dana Safka Brozkova 51:13 13.
2 Karolina A Höjsgaard 35:46 10. 1:27:00 5.
3 Lena Eliasson 32:55 2. 1:59:55 3.
4 Emma Johansson 53:16 7. 2:53:11 1.
2 27 Alfta ÖSA OK SWE 2:56:16
1 Galina Vinogradova 50:38 5.
2 Sara Eskilsson 36:37 19. 1:27:16 6.
3 Josefine Engström 35:13 12. 2:02:30 5.
4 Natalia Vinogradova 53:46 11. 2:56:16 2.
3 8 Järla Orientering SWE 2:56:23
1 Karolin Ohlsson 51:31 16.
2 Elsa Jansson 35:04 4. 1:26:36 3.
3 Emma Klingenberg 33:01 3. 1:59:37 2.
4 Elin Hemmyr Skantze 56:46 22. 2:56:23 3.
4 SK Pohjantähti (4) +3:18 Sofia Haajanen 53:10
5 Leksands OK (92) +3:21 Rahel Friedrich 58:07
6 Tampereen Pyrintö (2) +3:41 Saila Kinni 53:36
7 Nydalens SK (87) +5:00 Anne M Hausken Nordberg 52:19
8 Halden SK (6) +5:07 Sabine Hauswirth 55:53
9 OK Tisaren (5) +5:26 Simone Niggli 52:42
10 IFK Lidingö SOK (9) +6:27 Helena Karlsson 54:44
11 Bäkkelagets SK (56) +6:48 Tone Wigemyr 53:49
12 OK Pan Århus (1) +7:06 Ida Bobach 53:07
13 Koovee (32) +7:24 Svetlana Mironova 54:50
14 Hiidenkiertäjät (29) +7:47 Julia Novikova 56:22
15 MS Parma (11) +8:45 Tuulia Viberg 56:17
16 Göteborg Majorna OK (31) +8:56 Anna Forsberg 54:11
17 Kalevan Rasti (7) +9:01 Sara Luscher 54:56
18 OK Linne (3) +9:26 Catherine Taylor 57:25
19 Fredrikstad SK (23) +9:33 Heidi Östlid Bagstevold 54:59
20 IFK Lidingö SOK 2 (15) +10:50 Adela Indrakova 57:37

Results from previous year

Jukola relay

 

Leg length(km) Climb (m) Light conditions Estimated time (min) Changeover / finish time
1. 10,6 – 10,8 280 dusk/dark 59 23:59
2. 12,6 – 12,9 285 dark 73 1:12
3. 14,0 – 14,2 360 dark 88 2:40
4. 8,5 – 8,6 170 dusk 48 3:28
5. 8,7 – 8,8 170 light 47 4:15
6. 12,3 – 12,5 240 light 70 5:25
7. 16,4 – 16,6 470 light 91 6:56
Total 83,8 1975 7 h 56 min

Times are local times. There is forking on all legs.

Top teams last year:

1 9 Kristiansand OK NOR 8:07:27
1 Vegard Danielsen 1:23:20 24.
2 Milos Nykodym 1:10:40 3. 2:34:00 4.
3 Baptiste Rollier 1:33:07 3. 4:07:07 2.
4 Mats Dahlen 50:01 50. 4:57:09 2.
5 Hans gunnar Omdal 46:13 4. 5:43:22 2.
6 Martin Hubmann 1:08:33 5. 6:51:55 2.
7 Daniel Hubmann 1:15:31 1. 8:07:27 1.
2 4 Halden SK NOR 8:08:57
1 Emil Wingstedt 1:23:10 17.
2 Jarkko Huovila 1:10:33 2. 2:33:43 1.
3 Fredric Portin 1:31:06 2. 4:04:50 1.
4 Mattias Karlsson 49:14 36. 4:54:04 1.
5 Mats Haldin 48:39 19. 5:42:44 1.
6 Marcus Millegård 1:08:29 3. 6:51:13 1.
7 Magne Dähli 1:17:44 8. 8:08:57 2.
3 1 Kalevan Rasti FIN 8:11:07
1 Kiril NIkolov 1:22:35 4.
2 Hannu Airila 1:12:09 13. 2:34:44 9.
3 Philippe Adamski 1:35:34 10. 4:10:18 3.
4 Jan Petrzela 47:51 18. 4:58:10 4.
5 Jere Pajunen 47:50 11. 5:46:00 4.
6 Jan Prochazka 1:09:08 8. 6:55:09 4.
7 Thierry Gueorgiou 1:15:57 4. 8:11:07 3.
4 OK Linne (14) +9:07 Oskar Sjöberg 1:19:22
5 Malungs OK Skogsmårdarna (8) +11:17 William Lind 1:20:23
6 Turun Metsänkävijät (22) +13:12 Scott Fraser 1:26:42
7 IFK Moras OK (11) +15:29 Vojtech Kral 1:19:13
8 Hiidenkiertäjät (6) +15:31 Leonid Novikov 1:19:27
9 Koovee (12) +15:43 Timo Sild 1:18:31
10 OK Denseln (35) +16:40 Lucas Basset 1:18:15
11 Järla Orientering (7) +16:46 Håkon Jarvis Westergård 1:20:40
12 IFK Göteborg (27) +21:02 Eskil Kinneberg 1:23:30
13 Stora Tuna OK (17) +22:08 Emil Svensk 1:15:45
14 IL Tyrving (28) +22:53 Torgeir Nörbech 1:18:46
15 Södertälje Nykvarn Orienter (3) +23:11 Jonas Leandersson 1:15:52
16 IFK Lidingö SOK (2) +25:41 Filip Dahlgren 1:17:00
17 Lillomarka OL (19) +25:49 Nicholas Oskarsson 1:21:41
18 MS Parma (56) +25:50 Sami Hämäläinen 1:21:11
19 Ikaalisten Nouseva-Voima (32) +26:07 Mikko Knuuttila 1:21:27
20 OK Tisaren (24) +26:46 Matthias Kyburz 1:20:19
Jukola videos

Take a look at some old Jukola videos to get you in the Jukola mood.  You can watch last year’s broadcast for free here.

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60 comments

  1. Terje Mathisen

    I am guessing the legs with “public controls” will not actually pass through the arena, they will instead pass through a control located on the edge of the small hillside east of the arena.

    Particularly on the night legs this would provide quite a spectacle!

    The main problem is how to bring the courses back south around the warm-up area and into the last controls without passing directly through the path to the start triangle: It is possible that they will solve this with a bridge over the main road into the arena, so that runners can pass to the north of the event center, but this seems like it could be problematical with tens of thousands of runners and spectators.

  2. Here we go again …

    IOF Livecenter:

    “This Event is not available in your location.
    The owner of this event has chosen to block your location.If you think there has been an issue,please contact the event owner.”

    Yes, I have paid and I got a key!

  3. At the IOF page (to the right) you can read that the release will start in 1 hour. Timeshift problems?

    • I called some more people now, so I am sure the right people are onto it know. Please let me know if it work/doesn’t work, and I will forward it…

      • Still does not work here – same issue.

        Maybe the organizers can provide a direct (free) link?

      • Still not working here. It says it is live, but when I enter it says web-TV not available.

    • Mine says “Live now”

  4. Lars Sjökvist

    Same here, notavailable.

  5. Jan – a suggestion:
    Possible for YLE to remove the GEO blocking in YLE Areena?

  6. Not working in Portugal either. I paid and already missed the start

  7. Why do the organizations always use the women races as a test period of the technical systems?

  8. I have paid and no email has arrived. I am watching the link Dilbert provided but I want to see something for my money! Very frustrating. I am in the UK.

  9. Some had luck with this link,

    http://livestream.com/accounts/8712572/events/5571657

    But it seems to be georestricted in Finland. Anyone else got this to work?

  10. Got code. Now just like everyone else, not available in my area (UK) ha!

  11. Iof link works now

    • In CZE works only that link from Jan Kocbach, on the iof live center you can follow just the GPS tracking and then it writes “race has not started…”

      • Jana: Can you try to reload IOF live center and check again? I just talked to the organizers here who said they got message from the provider Traxmeet that everything should be OK now…

  12. Why don’t they get someone who is actually an English speaker to do the commentary? Sounds so un-professional.

  13. Live not working – just says web tv not available. Paid and not able to see anything!

    • Same by me, I’m really disappointed with whole streaming…. I thought that at least mens relay will be OK….

  14. Anybody got live web TV working? Just says please wait for the broadcast to begin?

  15. It didn’t work earlier but the IOF live streaming is working for us now

  16. Having trouble with the stream again early on the second leg of Jukola. Anyone else having problems?

  17. Problems. Buffering all the time.
    Now: “Video could not load or timed out. Try again to play”

    Will not play.

  18. Same in Ukraine too

  19. It’s the same everywhere. Looks like the servers are down.

    Money back?

  20. Norges Analprincesse

    sa,e here. No money, no funny.

  21. Knut Wiig Mathisen

    If anyone has a tip to get the video working, please post it here. (No help anywhere else). Must say this is irritating, to say it mildly….

  22. It it gos down again, you gan use a VPN and then go and stream from YLE http://areena.yle.fi/tv/suorat/yle-tv1#autoplay=true

  23. working