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Jan Kocbach

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

Route to Christmas: Day 10 2016


Today’s edition of Route to Christmas takes us to the country which is hosting next year’s World Orienteering Championships – Estonia. The chosen leg is the second leg in the Suunto Games Long distance race – a race where several national teams were present. The leg is as usually first ...

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Route to Christmas: Day 9 2016


Today’s edition of Route to Christmas is from the Course of the Year according to Thierry Gueorgiou – the Norwegian O-Festival long distance which was also a selection race for WOC for the Swiss team. We are looking at the 14th leg – which is also a tip from Color. ...

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Route to Christmas: Day 8 2016


Czech Republic’s sandstone paradise is the target for today’s leg in Route to Christmas. The chosen leg is the 15th leg in the men’s course at the last stage of Nice Holidays 2016, organized at August 21st 2016. “Nice Holidays” is a very nice annual event in the beautiful Czech sandstones. The ...

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Route to Christmas: Day 7 2016


Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is from Swedish League event 3 in April this year – thanks to a tip by Color. The leg is as usually first provided without routes – you may take a look at it and think about how you would attack this leg (if the ...

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Orienteering Achievement of 2016: Vote Now!


Read about the fantastic achievements of 16 athletes or teams from 10 nations which are nominated for The Orienteering Achievement of 2016. Then post your votes for your favourites – and be part of the drawing for prizes worth  5000 Euros! Vote here by December 12th: The Orienteering Achievement of ...

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Route to Christmas: Day 6 2016


In today’s Route to Christmas we are travelling to Sweden to a Long distance Swedish League event in May 2016. The leg is the 9th leg from the men’s junior elite course.   The tip for this leg comes from Swedish junior Simon Hector. Hector writes that he wants to ...

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Route to Christmas: Day 5 2016


Today we are travelling to Finland for a dark September night in Route to Christmas.  Arttu Syrjäläinen has tipped us about a nice long leg which was common for the men’s and women’s course from the Finnish Night Champs – thanks a lot for the tip! Note that the contour ...

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Route to Christmas: Day 4 2016


Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is a long and decisive leg from the European Championships Long distance in Czech Republic in May this year. Today we look at the Women’s class – and the long leg to the 4th control were many runners lost several minutes. In this hilly ...

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Route to Christmas: Day 3 2016


Today we have a 2700 meter long leg in Hungary on the menu for Route to Christmas! The race we are visiting today is the World University Championships (WUOC) Long distance – a competition which has gotten  a lot of praise. The leg chosen for Route to Christmas is the 3rd ...

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