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Jukola 2019: All You Need To Know!

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Jukola – the largest orienteering relay in the world is even larger this year – 21.500 is a record number of competitors for the men’s relay Jukola and the women’s relay Venla! Start of the Jukola relay is Saturday at 22:00 CET (23:00 local time). 9 hours earlier at 13:00 CET the women start their relay. Here you find all the information you need about the  Jukola and Venla relays. This is the 71st edition of the Jukola relay and the 42nd edition of the Venla relay.

Jukola 2019 is organized close to Tampere – and there will again be a high quality international webTV-broadcast available from both the Jukola and Venla relays (Euro 18.-).   Live stream footage is offered in English, including high quality GPS service and experienced sportscasters. You can also view realtime results and watch interviews with top athletes.

2018: Koovee & Stora Tuna

A look in the back-mirror to the 2018 edition: Oleksandr Kratov took Koovee from a 12th place at +5:46 to a 1:18 lead on the 4th leg – beating IFK Göteborg’s runner with 7 minutes. Kenny Kivikas increased the lead to more than 3 minutes on the 5th leg – and Timo Sild managed to keep a big enough lead on the 6th leg for Daniel Hubmann to run out alone – and decide the race in another battle for a relay victory with IFK Göteborg’s Eskil Kinneberg. In the end IFK Göteborg finished as the second best team 4 minutes behind Koovee, with Paimion Rasti in third after a good last leg by Olav Lundanes.

Stora Tuna won the 2018 Venla relay ahead of Göteborg Majorna and MS Parma after a very strong last leg by Tove Alexandersson. Alexandersson was nearly 5 minutes faster than her competitors on the last leg – catching 3 minutes on the leaders already halfways and from there only speeding away.

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Map and terrain

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The Kangasala-Jukola competition terrain is variable backwoods where altitude difference between the lowest and highest point is about 80 meters. There are only few trails by human tramping but, due to logging and forestry, machine made ruts are seen broadly. The runability of the terrain varies a lot. Trees are mostly young resulting in limited visibility.

Here is a route choice leg on the Ponsa-terrain from the Jukola-organizers to get you prepared for the tasks ahead:

Venla relay

Leg Length Climb Time Changeover
1. 5.8 – 5.9 km 140 m 40 min 14:40
2. 5.5 – 5.7 km 130 m 37 min 15:17
3. 7.1 – 7.3 km 150 m 50 min 16:07
4. 7.8 – 7.9 km 160 m 53 min
Total 26.8 km 580 m 3 h 00 min

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

Top teams last year (see full results):

1 3 Stora Tuna OK SWE 2:37:32
1 Anna Mårsell 39:56 7.
2 Magdalena Olsson 40:22 23. 1:20:19 8.
3 Julia Jakob 32:06 6. 1:52:25 6.
4 Tove Alexandersson 45:07 1. 2:37:32 1.
2 13 Göteborg Majorna OK SWE 2:42:18
1 Lisa Holer 40:43 33.
2 Anna Forsberg 40:52 30. 1:21:35 13.
3 Lina Strand 30:51 3. 1:52:26 7.
4 Judith Wyder 49:51 2. 2:42:18 2.
3 9 MS Parma FIN 2:42:42
1 Anastasia Rudnaya 38:34 3.
2 Tiia Istolahti 40:06 17. 1:18:40 1.
3 Tuulia Viberg 31:10 4. 1:49:50 3.
4 Maija Sianoja 52:51 8. 2:42:42 3.
4 16 Järla Orientering SWE 2:44:07
1 Emma Klingenberg 40:13 19.
2 Sofie Bachmann 38:49 4. 1:19:02 4.
3 Elin Hemmyr-Skantze 32:57 11. 1:52:00 5.
4 Karolin Ohlsson 52:06 7. 2:44:07 4.
5 1 Alfta ÖSA OK SWE 2:44:12
1 Galina Vinogradova 38:20 2.
2 Josefine Heikka 40:24 25. 1:18:45 2.
3 Sara Eskilsson 34:32 18. 1:53:18 10.
4 Natalia Gemperle 50:54 6. 2:44:12 5.
6 2 Ol Norska SUI 2:44:41
1 Sarina Jenzer 39:59 11.
2 Silje Ekroll Jahren 39:42 13. 1:19:42 6.
3 Simone Niggli 29:40 2. 1:49:23 1.
4 Sabine Hauswirth 55:18 23. 2:44:41 6.

Jukola relay

Leg Length Climb Time Changeover
1. 10.7 – 10.8 km dusk/dark 280 m 69 min 00:09
2. 10.3 – 10.5 km dark 290 m 70 min 01:19
3. 13.1 – 13.2 km dark/dusk 340 m 87 min 02:46
4. 7.2 – 7.3 km dawn/daylight 210 m 47 min 03:33
5. 7.7 – 7.8 km daylight 230 m 48 min 04:21
6. 11.0 -11.1 km daylight 330 m 68 min 05:29
7. 12.8 – 12.9 km daylight 350 m 77 min
Total 73.7 km 2030 m 7 h 46 min

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

Top teams last year (full results):

1 2 Koovee FIN 7:27:18
1 Joni Hirvikallio 1:04:36 15.
2 Topi Anjala 1:10:00 14. 2:14:36 6.
3 Lauri Sild 1:14:07 18. 3:28:43 12.
4 Oleksandr Kratov 50:11 1. 4:18:55 1.
5 Kenny Kivikas 48:45 6. 5:07:40 1.
6 Timo Sild 59:41 8. 6:07:22 1.
7 Daniel Hubmann 1:19:56 3. 7:27:18 1.
2 1 IFK Göteborg SWE 7:31:57
1 Max Peter Bejmer 1:03:49 3.
2 Johan Högstrand 1:08:57 6. 2:12:47 1.
3 Vetle Ruud Bråten 1:10:10 4. 3:22:57 1.
4 Jonas Pilblad 57:17 18. 4:20:14 2.
5 Jens Wängdahl 50:41 12. 5:10:55 2.
6 Fredrik Bakkman 57:16 3. 6:08:12 2.
7 Eskil Kinneberg 1:23:45 10. 7:31:57 2.
3 7 Paimion Rasti FIN 7:35:56
1 Daniel Stenlund 1:06:08 50.
2 Jesse Laukkarinen 1:17:42 94. 2:23:50 71.
3 Fredric Portin 1:12:30 9. 3:36:21 20.
4 Vili Niemi 55:37 6. 4:31:59 13.
5 Bartosz Pawlak 49:02 7. 5:21:01 7.
6 Frédéric Tranchand 55:56 2. 6:16:57 3.
7 Olav Lundanes 1:18:58 1. 7:35:56 3.
4 5 Halden SK NOR 7:39:34
1 Andreas Rüedlinger 1:04:58 25.
2 Emil Wingstedt 1:09:39 10. 2:14:38 8.
3 Thomas Natvig Årstad 1:11:42 7. 3:26:20 5.
4 Mats Nordbröden 57:37 21. 4:23:57 5.
5 Alexander Chepelin 52:08 19. 5:16:05 4.
6 Riccardo Scalet 1:04:03 27. 6:20:08 8.
7 Magne Dähli 1:19:25 2. 7:39:34 4.
5 4 Södertälje Nykvarn Orienter SWE 7:40:00
1 Ralph Street 1:03:45 2.
2 Kent Ohlsson 1:10:28 18. 2:14:14 2.
3 Håkon Jarvis Westergård 1:13:10 11. 3:27:24 8.
4 Ivar Lundanes 59:11 35. 4:26:36 8.
5 Jakob Enmark 51:58 16. 5:18:34 6.
6 Eric Börjekskog 1:00:06 11. 6:18:40 4.
7 Jonas Leandersson 1:21:20 5. 7:40:00 5.
6 36 Kalevan Rasti FIN 7:43:50
1 Jan Prochazka 1:04:44 18.
2 Markus Räsänen 1:09:52 13. 2:14:36 6.
3 Lauri Nenonen 1:11:45 8. 3:26:22 6.
4 Philippe Adamski 1:07:30 127. 4:33:52 20.
5 Jan Petrzela 48:21 3. 5:22:14 10.
6 Hannu Airila 59:42 9. 6:21:56 10.
7 Miika Kirmula 1:21:54 8. 7:43:50 6.

Take a look at some old Jukola videos to get you in the Jukola mood.

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Jan Kocbach is the founder of WorldofO.com - taking care of everything from site development to writing articles, photography and analysis.

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5 comments

  1. Knut Wiig Mathisen

    Thanks for giving us “all you need to know” articles. Appreciated. Small typo in the resume of last years Jukola. Timo Sild was running leg six for Koovee.

    • Thanks for your comment, very nice that somebody tells me about typos. And thanks for the praise:)

  2. Hi Jan or anyonelse
    I was looking for the replay of the live tv of Jukola 2018 but I can”t find it. Do you know if it is available somewhere?
    Thanks

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