Route to Christmas: Day 1 2017

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Route to Christmas 2017 starts with a Boom: A 2.5 kilometer long challenging leg in mountain terrain from the Norwegian Championships Ultralong – a course which recently placed 4th in the “Course of the Year 2017″ contest. The chosen leg is the 6th leg from the women’s elite course. The men ...

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Course of the Year 2017: World Champs Middle

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A very technical middle distance course in Estonia took the honors as “Orienteering Course of the Year 2017″ – a course which really challenged the competitors. You had to handle both tricky orienteering in low visibility forest and be able to speed up/down when the difficulty changed. A very worthy winner! ...

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Midnight Monday: Last Chance to Vote for Best Course


See the 12 courses leading the vote for “Course of the Year 2017″ here! There is now only one day left to vote! Prizes with a total value of more than 4.500 Euro to be won! Vote here! Note! The voting does currently not work very well on mobile – ...

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Vote for Course of the Year 2017 now!


Set up your personal Top 5 List from the nominated maps – and win prizes from our sponsors! The nominated maps have been chosen based on submissions from the readers and some of the worlds top orienteers through the last weeks. Now YOU can choose “The Course of the ...

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Marianne Andersen about Course of the Year 2017


Marianne Andersen has had a great season this year after struggling with injuries for many years – back with a WOC medal 7 years after her previous WOC medal in Trondheim in 2010. Read on for an interview with Andersen on her favourite orienteering courses in 2017.  This interview is part of the ...

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Course of the Year 2017: Last chance to add suggestions


[See all nominations here] Monday November 20th 2017 is the last chance to add suggestions to “Course of the Year 2017″. We already got more than 50 nominations in the comments to the intro article  – most of these are high quality courses which will be part of the voting in “Course of the Year ...

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Oleksandr Kratov chooses a Portuguese course has his 2017 favourite


Ukrainian Oleksandr Kratov is known for spending a lot of time on orienteering technical training – good maps and courses being crucial for his preparations. Read on for an interview with Kratov on his favourite orienteering courses in 2017.  This interview is part of the “Course of the Year 2017″ contest ...

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Interview: Vojtech Kral talks about 6 good courses and one bad course from 2017


World Cup winner in this season’s last World Cup race sprint, Vojtech Kral,  chooses his favourite 2017 course – and talks about other great courses from this year while he is at it.   Read on for a long interview with Czech upcoming star Vojtech Kral – a runner who climbed onto the top of the ...

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Florian Howald: About Course of the Year 2017


Swiss world class athlete Florian Howald chose a sprint course as his favourite course in 2017.   Read on for a long interview with Swiss upcoming star Florian Howald – a runner who is very close to climbing all the way to the top of the podium in important races. This interview is part ...

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