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Jukola 2022: All You Need To Know

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The 2022 edition of Jukola – the largest orienteering relay in the world  – is organized the coming weekend with nearly 17.000 competitors on the start. With about 11.000 on the start in the open Jukola relay and 6.000 in the women’s Venla relay, Jukola is not all the way back to the record 21.500 registered competitors of 2019, but these are definitely impressive post-pandemic numbers! 

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 73RD edition of the Jukola relay and the 44th edition of the Venla relay.

Jukola 2022 is organized in Mynämäki close to Turku – and there will again be a high quality international webTV-broadcast available from both the Jukola and Venla relays (Euro 21.-).   Live stream footage is offered in English, including high quality GPS service. You can also view realtime results and watch interviews with top athletes.

The map above is a screenshot from a RouteGadget3D view of the old Jukola map – it is definitely nice navigating around in 3D to prepare yourself for the race if you are a competitor – or just to get a feel for the area if you are a spectator.

Live TV/results/tracking/startlists

Map and Terrain

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The competition terrain is located south from Mynämäki sports center and Mynämäki residential area, and is partly a part of Nousiainen municipality. The competition area of Lukkari-Jukola consists of a varied terrain, where fast and partly very detailed rocky hills alternate with more covered areas of forest. There are steep rocky areas and fields of jagged rocks that require precision and good map reading. There are also quite many smaller rocks in the area. The terrain is spotted with multiple small fields, logging areas of different ages, thickets, old areas for digging gravel, and forbidden areas. The terrain also contains protected areas. The terrain is easy to run on, apart from the marked route to the starting point, where one really should watch his/her steps. Right before the starting point the route is rocky and uneven. It is worth running carefully, to prevent the competition from ending already before the starting point!

The terrain consists mainly of a forest that is a very popular outdoor recreation area for locals, which means that there are multiple and various paths that are partly used also by the multiple deer and elks in the area. If the paths have been created only by the animals, they have not been marked into the map. Some of the paths can be rocky or show the roots of the trees. The map does not show all of the paths that have been created by mountain bikers either. The competitors need to remember that the road that runs through the competition area may not be used as a route or even crossed in places, where the road has been marked as a forbidden area with a route-coloured grid/raster and a solid line. The road has surveillance.

For the most part the terrain is fairly flat, while the height differences vary on different terrain areas and rocky hills. All areas of the map have been used in the course setting, despite the differences of different areas of the terrain. Though the running speed will be fast in both relays, the competitors need to remember that high speed can add to the number of mistakes! The course setters have aimed at surprise and unpredictability when choosing the control points, so that precise orienteering and route choices will be important.

The terrain has been used for a competition in 2010 for night orienteering Finnish championships and in 2011 in Oravatonni. You find the GPS-tracking from the Finnish Night Champs here for men / women – and see also one sample leg below.

2022-06-17 00_03_12-2DRerunViewer_ GPS-analysis for orienteering

Jukola Relay: Legs and start times

The competition will start as a mass start on Saturday, 18th June 2022 at 23:00.

Leg Length Climb Time Changeover
1. 13,8 – 14,0 km dusk/dark 320 m 73 min 00:13
2. 11,6 – 11,7 km dark 260 m 62 min 01:15
3. 14,9 – 15,0 km dark/dawn 340 m 79 min 02:34
4. 8,6 – 8,7 km dawn/daylight 190 m 46 min 03:20
5. 9,2 – 9,3 km daylight 210 m 49 min 04:09
6. 14,4 km daylight 330 m 75 min 05:24
7. 16,7-16,8 km daylight 390 m 87 min 06:51
Total 89,7 km 2040 m 7 h 51 min

The courses include approximately 550 meters of marked route. All legs have forking.

Venla Relay: Legs and start times

The competition will start as a mass start on Saturday, 18th June 2022 at 14:00.

Leg Length Climb Time estimate Changeover
1. 7,3 – 7,6 km 170 m 45 min 14:45
2. 7,8 – 7,9 km 180 m 47 min 15:32
3. 5,8 – 6,0 km 125 m 34 min 16:06
4. 8,8 – 9,0 km 195 m 51 min 16:57
Total 30,5 km 670 m 2 h 56 min

The courses include approximately 550 meters of marked route. All legs have forking

Results Jukola & Venla 2021

Stora Tuna OK and Alfta ÖSA OK took the victories in 2021 – can they repeat the feat in 2022?

Jukola

1 1 Stora Tuna OK SWE 8:02:32
1 Anton Sjökvist 1:22:11 85.
2 Henrik Johannesson 1:09:49 1. 2:32:01 38.
3 Olle Kalered 1:29:44 1. 4:01:45 8.
4 Jesper Svensk 49:39 1. 4:51:25 1.
5 Joakim Svensk 52:31 8. 5:43:57 3.
6 Viktor Svensk 56:01 3. 6:39:58 1.
7 Emil Svensk 1:22:34 5. 8:02:32 1.
2 5 IFK Göteborg SWE 8:03:30
1 Dag Blandkjenn 1:13:58 33.
2 Håvard Sandstad Eidsmo 1:10:21 7. 2:24:19 6.
3 Fredrik Bakkman 1:36:26 18. 4:00:45 2.
4 Vetle Ruud Bråten 52:56 12. 4:53:41 8.
5 Johan Högstrand 52:32 9. 5:46:13 5.
6 Max-Peter Beijmer 55:48 2. 6:42:02 2.
7 Kasper Fosser 1:21:28 2. 8:03:30 2.
3 18 Helsingin Suunnistajat FIN 8:07:03
1 Arttu Syrjäläinen 1:13:41 20.
2 Veli Kangas 1:12:17 15. 2:25:58 14.
3 Topi Syrjäläinen 1:33:47 6. 3:59:45 1.
4 Miika Suominen 53:50 17. 4:53:35 7.
5 Tuomas Heikkilä 50:20 2. 5:43:56 2.
6 Einari Heinaro 59:00 7. 6:42:57 4.
7 Olli Ojanaho 1:24:06 6. 8:07:03 3.
4 3 Tampereen Pyrintö FIN 8:09:48
1 Otto Simosas 1:13:39 19.
2 Anton Kuukka 1:10:18 6. 2:23:58 2.
3 Elias Kuukka 1:36:59 24. 4:00:57 3.
4 Severi Kymäläinen 52:27 10. 4:53:25 6.
5 Mikko Eerola 50:28 3. 5:43:54 1.
6 Aleksi Niemi 58:09 4. 6:42:03 3.
7 Florian Howald 1:27:45 12. 8:09:48 4.
5 24 OK Ravinen SWE 8:15:00
1 Erik Herne 1:14:16 39.
2 Axel Granqvist 1:10:17 4. 2:24:33 9.
3 Ruslan Glebov 1:36:37 19. 4:01:11 4.
4 Emil Granqvist 50:22 2. 4:51:33 2.
5 Niklas Carlsson 59:44 55. 5:51:18 9.
6 Love Berzell 1:01:35 12. 6:52:53 12.
7 Gustav Bergman 1:22:06 3. 8:15:00 5.
6 9 Nydalens SK NOR 8:15:02
1 Alan Cherry 1:12:25 8.
2 Anders Nordberg 1:12:06 13. 2:24:31 7.
3 Rasmus Rörholt Theisen 1:38:57 35. 4:03:28 16.
4 Kornelius Kriszat-Lövfald 52:52 11. 4:56:20 13.
5 Isak Jonsson 53:10 11. 5:49:31 7.
6 Anders Haga 1:03:18 26. 6:52:49 10.
7 Jon Aukrust Osmoen 1:22:12 4. 8:15:02 6.
7 12 Södertälje Nykvarn Orient SWE 8:17:24
1 Michal Olejnik 1:13:26 12.
2 Johan Ek Larsson 1:10:36 8. 2:24:02 4.
3 Filip Grahn 1:37:57 31. 4:02:00 10.
4 Kent Ohlsson 50:25 3. 4:52:26 3.
5 Eric Börjeskog 59:05 49. 5:51:31 10.
6 Mathias Peter 1:01:13 10. 6:52:45 8.
7 Andreu Blanes 1:24:39 7. 8:17:24 7.
8 41 IFK Göteborg 2 SWE 8:17:27
1 Linus Agervig Kristiansson 1:13:00 10.
2 Andreas Sölberg 1:17:35 55. 2:30:36 31.
3 Filip Ossiansson 1:36:44 20. 4:07:21 22.
4 Jonas Pilblad 53:41 16. 5:01:02 18.
5 Rasmus Svantesson 50:47 4. 5:51:50 12.
6 Joshua Dudley 1:00:56 9. 6:52:47 9.
7 Felix Axelsson 1:24:40 8. 8:17:27 8.
9 14 Ikaalisten Nouseva-Voima FIN 8:18:42
1 Juho Ylinen 1:11:07 3.
2 Teemu Oksanen 1:13:26 24. 2:24:34 10.
3 Eetu Savolainen 1:36:51 22. 4:01:25 5.
4 Aleksi Karppinen 51:46 9. 4:53:11 5.
5 Fryderyk Pryjma 57:39 40. 5:50:50 8.
6 Dmitry Tsvetkov 1:01:53 15. 6:52:44 7.
7 Mikko Knuuttila 1:25:57 10. 8:18:42 9.
10 37 Malungs OK Skogsmårdarna SWE 8:18:51
1 Daniel Hajek 1:13:53 30.
2 Oskar Sandberg 1:13:01 21. 2:26:54 23.
3 William Lind 1:35:22 14. 4:02:17 12.
4 Ludvig Åhlund 51:31 7. 4:53:48 10.
5 Filip Wadsten 52:14 6. 5:46:02 4.
6 Johan Bäckman 1:01:59 16. 6:48:02 5.
7 John Börjesson 1:30:49 21. 8:18:51 10.

Venla

1 4 Alfta ÖSA OK SWE 3:05:38
1 Irina Nyberg 42:07 2.
2 Josefine Heikka 34:37 12. 1:16:45 2.
3 Jana Knapova 58:49 16. 2:15:34 1.
4 Natalia Gemperle 50:03 1. 3:05:38 1.
2 2 IFK Göteborg SWE 3:08:24
1 Victoria H Björnstad 41:53 1.
2 Isia Basset 36:16 35. 1:18:09 8.
3 Sanna Fasth 59:22 20. 2:17:31 6.
4 Sara Hagström 50:52 3. 3:08:24 2.
3 22 Järla Orientering SWE 3:08:27
1 Anastasia Denisova 42:44 8.
2 Elsa Jansson 36:11 34. 1:18:55 12.
3 Petrina Costermans 58:41 14. 2:17:37 8.
4 Karolin Ohlsson 50:50 2. 3:08:27 3.
4 3 Tampereen Pyrintö FIN 3:08:42
1 Saila Kinni 45:10 32.
2 Lotta Karhola 32:37 2. 1:17:48 4.
3 Venla Harju 58:21 10. 2:16:09 3.
4 Simona Aebersold 52:32 13. 3:08:42 4.
5 9 OK Kåre SWE 3:09:19
1 Vilma Von Krusenstierna 44:11 19.
2 Matilda Eriksson 35:04 16. 1:19:15 17.
3 Martina Ruch 57:07 2. 2:16:23 5.
4 Lisa Risby 52:56 14. 3:09:19 5.
6 27 Hiidenkiertäjät FIN 3:10:00
1 Yulia Novikova 42:13 4.
2 Roosa Hämäläinen 33:26 5. 1:15:39 1.
3 Jenny Patana 1:00:30 22. 2:16:10 4.
4 Annika Rihma 53:50 17. 3:10:00 6.
7 38 NTNUI NOR 3:11:39
1 Anu Tuomisto 45:49 37.
2 Emma Arnesen 33:18 4. 1:19:08 16.
3 Ane Dyrkorn 58:28 11. 2:17:36 7.
4 Ingrid Lundanes 54:03 18. 3:11:39 7.
8 60 OK Pan Århus DEN 3:12:10
1 Caroline Gjötterup 45:47 36.
2 Cecilie Klysner 32:12 1. 1:18:00 6.
3 Maja Alm 58:08 8. 2:16:08 2.
4 Andrine Benjaminsen 56:01 24. 3:12:10 8.
9 10 Lahden Suunnistajat -37 FIN 3:12:31
1 Karoliina Ukskoski 44:25 25.
2 Anna-Kaisa Anjala 32:54 3. 1:17:19 3.
3 Anna Närhi 1:02:43 31. 2:20:02 13.
4 Minna Kauppi 52:29 12. 3:12:31 9.
10 50 Suunta Jyväskylä FIN 3:12:57
1 Marjo Taanila 46:47 41.
2 Satu Heittola 36:04 32. 1:22:52 28.
3 Veera Klemettinen 57:43 5. 2:20:36 16.
4 Tereza Janosikova 52:20 8. 3:12:57 10.

All results

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  1. Well done, not to mention team running order for this years TIO-winner Nydalen in the Venla ?

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