World Cup Final Long: GPS and Splits Analysis

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Daniel Hubmann and Anne Margrethe Hausken Nordberg both did impressive races and won clear victories in the World Cup final long distance in Arosa, Switzerland. Even if the courses offered some interesting longer routechoice legs, execution proved to be more important than choice of route on most of the legs ...

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World Cup Final 2015: All You Need To Know!

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[LIVE webTV + GPS-tracking: Long Friday, Middle Saturday, Sprint Relay Sunday] Arosa in the Swiss Alps welcomes the world orienteering elite to the World Cup Final the coming weekend from Friday October 2nd until Sunday October 4th.  The start field in the World Cup final is one of the best we ...

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Euromeeting Forest Races: On the way to WOC 2017

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Some interesting routechoices were offered at Euromeeting’s forest races this weekend – long on Saturday and middle on Sunday. Euromeeting in Otepää, Estonia this weekend offered a good opportunity to get to know the terrain type for athletes targeting the World Orienteering Championships in 2017 in Estonia. The very varied runnability – ...

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Euromeeting Sprint: Sild and Ohlsson

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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!

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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?

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– 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?

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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

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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

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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

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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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