[LIVE speaker/results/GPS from Long Friday August 31st at 09:30 CET, Prologue Saturday 09:00 CET. LIVE webTV from Chasing-start Saturday 17:00 CET, Relay Sunday 09:15 CET] The 3rd World Cup round of 2018 is the Pre-WOC in the Norwegian Østfold-region – a perfect way for the athletes to prepare for the big happening at the World Orienteering Championships in the same region next August.
The World Cup round consists of two individual races and one forest relay. As for next year’s World Orienteering Championships, there are only forest races at this World Cup round. The weekend opens with a shortened long distance on Friday (winning time 65/80 minutes), continues with a prologue Saturday morning followed with a Chase start in the afternoon, and finally a relay on Sunday. The Chase start is a new experiment in the World Cup, based on Norway’s long-term work to eventually get a Chase start included in the WOC. Both athletes, trainers and officials are very interested in seeing how this Chase start concept works in practice. There is a big startfield with around 115 men and 100 women who will get the chance to take it for a spin.
The Chase start is a new experiment in the World Cup, based on Norway’s long-term work to eventually get a Chase start included in the WOC.
The Pre-WOC is the second last World Cup round of the year, with the last World Cup round being organized in Czech Republic the first October weekend. The overall World Cup leaders ahead of the Pre-WOC are Tove Alexandersson (Sweden) with a 97 point lead to Natalia Gemperle (Russia) in the women’s class and Daniel Hubmann (Switzerland) with a 12 point lead to team colleague Matthias Kyburz.
Update about live services: You might have some trouble watching the GPS tracking:
Is it planned that there is no map in the GPS tracking at liveorienteering (at least not on my phone), and that GPS tracking is not available in the App which opens up when clicking for that? @tractraclive @Woc2019 pic.twitter.com/WZEw39rYsh
— WorldofO.com (@worldofo) August 31, 2018
- Pre-WOC 2018 and WOC 2019 webpage
- LIVE services (via Liveorienteering) -requires login, but this time instead of regular payment there is a “pay as much as you want” crowd-sourcing approach, so you can see for free and pay when it works
- Info about LIVE serices from IOF
- The race in Eventor (including start lists, results etc.)
- Bulletin 4 – with all information about the races for the athletes
- Overall World Cup standings
- Friday August 31st: Long
- 09:30 Start Long
- 13:06 Start last woman
- 13:33 Start last man
- 14:05 Last woman finished – race decided
- 15:00 Last man finished – race decided
- Saturday September 1st: Prologue + Chase
- 09:00 Start Prologue
- 17:00 Start Chase start women
- 17:47: Winner Women finished
- 18:00 Start Chase start men
- 18:47 Winner men finished
- Sunday September 2nd: Relay
- 9:15 Start relay women
- 11:10 Finished relay women
- 11:20 Start relay men
- 13:20 Finished relay men
World Cup standings
Note that there is a combination of 2 and 3 minutes start interval
The time each competitor starts after the leader in the pursuit race will be double the amount of time they were behind the leader in the prologue, with final results being the order across the finish line.