This time next year competitors will be nearing the end of the legendary Dragon's Back Race, first and last held in 1992, traversing Wales from North to South along the "Dragon's Back". A 220 mile test of endurance and navigation is waiting for all those willing to take on one of the toughest mountain races in the world.
Scotland will host the World Orienteering Championships for the third time, after their successful bid to host the championships in 2015 was chosen ahead of Sweden.
Britain came through the three WOC qualification races in France successfully, with five from six qualifying for the long final on Wednesday, and four from six qualifying for the middle final on Thursday, and this morning all six (eventually) qualified for today's Sprint final.
With WOC 2011 due to get underway tomorrow, orienteers across the country will be backing the British team in France, but there is an added element to this year's World Championships which presents the need for crossed fingers, as the decision is made over who will host WOC 2015 - Scotland or Sweden.
Tomorrow sees the start of the World Orienteering Championships in France, with the Long Qualification races heading a week of tough and technical competition in the Savoie Grande region of France
Previously known as the Alpine KIMM or Euro KIMM, this event now forms part of the OMM Event Series. This year the event takes place in the Jura Mountains on the French/Swiss border on 3rd/4th September.
Earlier this year we found out about Geco, new software freely available for managing orienteering events, so we thought we'd catch up with developer Simon Denier to find out more about the project and its development.
Entries for the second Cambridge City Race are now open, with access to many Cambridge Colleges already secured, it promises to be an exciting urban event.
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