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Euromeeting Sprint: Sild and Ohlsson


Sweden’s Karolin Ohlsson and Estonia’s Timo Sild were fastest at the Sprint on the first day of Euromeeting 2015 in Otepää, Estonia. The runners were met by a course which had more characteristics of a terrain sprint than what you usually meet in international orienteering. The first and last part ...

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Euromeeting 2015: All You Need To Know!


Good start field, LIVE GPS-tracking and results and WOC 2017 relevant terrain: Euromeeting offers three World Ranking races in Otepää in the WOC 2017 country Estonia. Sprint Friday, Long Saturday and Middle Sunday – with around 180 starters. Due to the relevance for WOC in 2017, several federations and young promising athletes ...

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Do we need control features in sprint orienteering?


– And if we have this dot, I wonder do we actually need the feature, Routegadget asks on Facebook. – Wouldn’t sprint be better without control descriptions? Following up on yesterday’s post on clarification dots: Do we need control features in sprint orienteering, or could we put that dot anywhere? ...

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Do we need clarification dots in sprint orienteering?


Reading the control description is part of the game in sprint orienteering today. Sometimes a big part of the game – ignoring the control description can leave you very unhappy at the wrong side of a high fence. But should reading the control description be an important part of sprint ...

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Polish Champs Long: Olejnik fastest in tricky slopes


Last weekend the Polish Championship in Long distance took place in Jakuszyce – a well known cross country skiing center in Poland. Winners and Polish champions were Michal Olejnik and Daniela Cepova.  In the men’s class there was a fight between three of the top runners in Polish orienteering – ...

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Virtual-O: – The Most Realistic Orienteering Simulator


Many elite runners have used Catching Features as part of their o-technical training – Thierry Gueorgiou being one of them. The newcomer “Virtual-O” sounds like Catching Features on steroids: Beautiful graphics and vegetation, a living environment (not just the CF Gorilla) – and more realistic game play.  Even Oculus Rift ...

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Bergman and Jansson win Swedish Champs Middle


Gustav Bergman has struggled with his shape lately, but showed in the Swedish Championships Middle that he can still perform on a top level. With a stable race Bergman took the title 4 seconds ahead of Albin Ridefelt. In the women’s class Helena Jansson had higher speed than the others ...

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A Tough Night in Norway: Norwegian Champs Night!


– The start was tough. I did some mistakes, had bad flow and lost the headlamp a few times, the men’s clear winner Carl Godager Kaas told orientering.no after the race. – But after a while I get good flow in my orienteering and good feedback when I started to ...

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Russian Champs: Maps and Results


Gleb Tikhonov and Maria Keckina won the Russian Championships Long in Perm this weekend. Anastasia Trubkina  and Sergej Detkov won the Long Mass start. Challenging and interesting terrain met the athletes in Perm. The above map sample is from the mass start race. Maps All maps via AndyBary.com. Results Long Note that results are transliterated ...

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Swedish Champs Long: GOLD for Jansson and Ridefelt


Helena Jansson and Albin Ridefelt took the victories in the Swedish Championships long which was organized with qualification Saturday and finals Sunday. Jansson crushed the competition – winning more than 7 minutes ahead of reigning World Champion middle distance Annika Billstam. In the men’s class Ridefelt’s victory was also clear ...

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