WUOC 2016: All You Need To Know

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July 31st – August 4th: The World Orienteering University Championships (WUOC) is organized in Miskolc, Hungary, from Sunday July 31st until Thursday August 4th. The program is intense – 5 races in 5 days – starting with Sprint on Sunday, Long on Monday, Sprint Mixed Relay Tuesday, Middle Wednesday and ...

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Summer-O 2016: Fjord-O 2016

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Today’s event in the Summer-O 2016 series is Fjord-O 2016, organized in Western Norway – this year with two races in the Stryn area and two races around Olav Lundanes’ home in the Ålesund area. Fjord-O offers the runners a combination of interesting orienteering and fantastic scenery – partly above the ...

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Summer-O 2016: Swiss O-Week

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Today’s event in the Summer-O 2016 series is Swiss O-Week, organized every second/third year in Switzerland. Swiss O-Week was organized in St. Moritz in Engadin this year – and the runners met a combination of interesting orienteering and fantastic scenery. Most of the Swiss top runners were participating – but ...

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Summer-O 2016: FIN5

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Today’s event in the Summer-O 2016 series is FIN5 in Finland. FIN5 was organized close to Hamina in southeastern Finland from July 10th until July 16th 2016. Overall winners in FIN5 2016 were Frederic Tranchand (France) and Marika Teini* (Finland) Julia Novikova (Russia).  The terrain did offer quite a few routechoice alternatives due ...

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Summer-O: O’France 2016

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Today’s quick look at summer holiday races takes us to France and O’France 2016. One of the most tricky events of the o-summer 2016? “De la pure technique!”  Taking a look at the maps posted from O’France 2016, it surely looks like some athletes were challenged by the terrain. Partly ...

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JWOC 2016 Relay: Maps and Results

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Switzerland wins both relays with big margins. With this the Swiss junior athletes show that they are the best both physically and technically in Swiss Alpine terrain. On the Swiss winning team in the women’s class (see photo below by Remi Steinegger) Paula Gross started in 5th place. Sofie Bachmann ...

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JWOC 2016 Middle Men: GPS and Splits Analysis

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Two runners had the speed to win the Middle distance at the Junior World Championships Middle 2016: Thomas Curiger and Joey Hadorn (both Switzerland). In the end Thomas Curiger (Switzerland) won the Junior World Championships Middle due to excellent orienteering combined with one of the highest running speeds in the start field. Only the ...

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JWOC 2016 Middle Women: GPS and Splits Analysis

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Simona Aebersold was the fastest runner of the day – and that with an excellent technical race. With a lead from the first control until the end, Aebersold won 1:50 ahead of Aleksandra Hornik (Poland) with Johanna Öberg (Sweden) in 3rd at 2:11. Aebersold did a stable race and lost 16 ...

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JWOC 2016 Middle: Maps and Results

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Another Swiss day at the Junior World Orienteering Championship at the middle distance: Gold for Simona Aebersold in the women’s class and Thomas Curiger in the men’s class.  In the women’s class Polish Aleksandra Hornik took a very popular silver medal with Swedish Johanna Öberg in third. In the men’s ...

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JWOC 2016 Middle Qual: Maps and Results

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Switzerland and Norway with 12 runners to the A-final. Best ever JWOC middle qualification for Germany with 8 runners in the A-final. Turkey with their first ever runner in the A-final. These were some of the positive highlights in today’s Junior World Championships Middle Qualification in Ftan, Switzerland. Heat winners ...

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