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Route to Christmas: Day 24 2015

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The World Championships in Sweden next year is the main focus for many elite athletes – and this is terrain which may feature many interesting routechoice legs. At the last day in this year’s edition of Route to Christmas, we visit terrain that is relevant for next year’s World Champs. The chosen ...

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Route to Christmas: Day 23 2015

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Today we travel to Italy to an area close to where the World Championships was organized in 2014. The chosen leg is leg number 9 in the M21 course in a regional race on September 13th 2015 (but still with good competition). The tip about the leg – including an illustration ...

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Route to Christmas: Day 22 2015

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Today we visit Hungary for a very long and hilly leg in Route to Christmas. The chosen leg is the 2nd leg in several of the courses in the Hungarian WOC and JWOC Long distance selection race organized at April 26th 2015. Thanks to Aron Less for the tip. There ...

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Achievement of 2015: Vote Now – Last Chance!

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Ida Bobach, Annika Billstam, Maja Alm among the women and Lucas Basset, Daniel Hubmann, Olli Ojanaho among the men – athletes from 5 countries – are the ones battling for the top position in “Orienteering Achievement of the Year” with one day to go and more than 3500 unique votes ...

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Route to Christmas: Day 21 2015

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Today the Swiss elite orienteer Baptiste Rollier has been invited to take us to a leg he found memorable in 2015. This takes us back to where we started in this year’s Route to Christmas – to Czech Republic and the Czech Championships Long distance. This time leg 6 in the M21E course ...

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Route to Christmas: Day 20 2015

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Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is Edgars Bertuks’ pick of a routechoice leg which he remembers particularly well from 2015. Bertuks is one of the top runners who was challenged to pick a leg for Route to Christmas in this year’s edition of Route to Christmas. The chosen leg is ...

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Route to Christmas: Day 19 2015

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Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is from the Women Elite course in the Swiss selection long distance race for the second World Cup round – organized May 14th 2015. The chosen leg is the 9th leg. To match the WOC -81 winners’ speed per km, the selection race winners should ...

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Route to Christmas: Day 18 2015

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One of the absolute highlights in this year’s edition: CISM Long in Korea with a complex leg with many route choice options. Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is leg 2 in the Long course from CISM Long 2015 at October 8th 2015. About 1000 meters of climbing!!! 8.9 km straight ...

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Route to Christmas: Day 17 2015

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For day 17 we travel to a really cool terrain in Ukraine. This course is actually from a training three days ago (December 14th) by a group around Oleksandr Kratov (Cherkassi Training Camp).   Marshes are different from Scandinavian marshes – most often completely covered by high reed – so when ...

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Route to Christmas: Day 16 2015

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For today’s leg in Route to Christmas we travel to a very interesting sandstone area in Czech Republic. The chosen leg is leg 10 in the M21 course from Prague Easter organized at April 4th 2015. Thanks to Dag Lofthus for the tip. The terrain was very nice. A bit ...

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