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woc :: mens sprint*

***NEWSFLASH*** Three runners have been disqualified. Martins Sirmais, Troy de Haas and our own Matt Speake. The silver-lining to this is that Martins beat Graham, so GG has moved up to 9th place. More on this when we find it out. ******************** Britain took its first top 10 finis...

woc-live :: sprint qual*

Another qualification race was completed this morning. A truely excellent course was planed. The warm-up area was based in impressive football stadium before you were sent out into navigate around a tricky sports complex then it was on to the bulk of the course which was around an amusement park!...

woc :: sprint qualification

Helen Bridle capped another successful day of British qualifying with a splendid second place in her heat, while all the others qualified with relative ease. Seventh places for Matt Speake and Graham Gristwood saw them comfotably through, while there was a nervous wait for David "BJ" Brickhill...

woc-live :: long q update

In what is an exceptionally hot day in Denamrk, Oliver Johnson of GBR got 'burnt'. Oli was the victim of an unfortunate miss-punching incident. Oli visited the control, clearly heard the audible beeb, when he visited the download, the SI card registered a time but did not register which control O...

woc :: long qualification

Today saw the second WOC race, the qualification round for the Long distance. Great Britain had another successful day with five out of six runners qualifying for Wednesday's final. Oli Johnson was the only casualty, by virtue of a mis-punch. In the mens A heat Jamie Stevenson finished in 4...

woc :: middle qualification

It was business as usual for all the big names at the WOC qualifier in Hjortsballe Krat. In the mens heat several names were making their intentions clear with Matthias Merz & Jarkko Huovila winning their respective heats by over 50secs. Thierry Gueorgiou won the 3rd heat by only 5secs from Emil ...

woc :: nopesport goes to woc

The big one is nearly upon us! The world orienteering championships, based in Aarhus, Denmark starts with the middle qualification in Hjortsballe Krat on Saturday. All the teams have been arriving today, getting accredited and checking out the start and finish setup at the technical model event. ...

sow :: over 200 Brits attend

While the the O Ringen goes on in Sweden 3,500 people have made their way to Zermatt to orienteer under the impressive shadow of the Matterhorn. Swiss efficienxy prevails with this very well organised week of Orienteering with everything included allowing competitors just enter, turn up and enjoy...

oringen :: the story so far...

Another year and the masses gather in sweden to form the biggest festival week of orienteering in the world - The Swedish O Ringen. This year the venue is a swelteringly hot Hälsingland with the organsiors making life easy for the competitors and having the races within walking/cycling distance t...

jwoc :: middle finals

Today's JWOC Middle Distance finals presented the closest orienteering races of the week as the men's podium was covered by only 30 seconds, with a tie for both 1st and 5th places. In sweltering heat, once again around the 30°C mark, the courses were dramatically different from the qualification...

jwoc :: middle qualifiers

There were nervous waits for athletes and supporters alike this morning, but by-and-large the results went in Team GBR's favour, with five of the ten starters qualifying for tomorrows final. Oleg Chepelin produced his first great JWOC run to finish 4th in heat 1, just 37 seconds behind te heat...

jwoc :: long

It was a disappointing day for Team GBR today as they wilted in the heat, but there were impressive victories for Australia and Norway. The star for Great Britain today was the early starter Anne Edwards who ran together with her Swedish 2-minute girl for most of the course, to secure 36th pla...

jwoc :: sprint

The Junior World Orienteering Championships 2006 opened today with the sprint race round the host town of Druskininkai in the Southern corner of Lithuania. In hot conditions of close to 30°C the men faced 3.1km while the women had 2.5km. Competitors were first taken on a loop through the town w...

fin :: jukola results

Results in brief, Venla 1. Ulricehamns OK, SWE 2:52:12 2. Turun Suunnistajat, FIN +3:52 3. Nydalens SK, NOR +6:15 4. Tampereen Pyrintö, FIN +8:47 5. Asikkalan Raikas, FIN +9:50 6. Halden SK, NOR +10:54 7. Koo-Vee, FIN +11:02 8. NTNUI, NOR +11:37 9. Domnarvets GoIF, ...

mtbo :: gb selection

The selections for the teams going to the European MTBO and World MTBO Championships have been made. Here are the teams (courtesy of BOF website): EOC MEN Andy Conn Liam Corner Mark Hayman Steve Heading Killian Lomas James Taylor John Houlihan (r) Lawrence Tring (r) EOC WOMEN Angel...

wuoc :: gbr team selected

World University Championships The following athletes have been selected for the World Student Championships in Slovakia in August. R = relay team member. Men Oleg Chepelin Matt Crane, R Graham Gristwood, R Oli Johnson, R Murray Strain, R Non travelling reserve Mark Nixon Women He...

woc :: support team gbr

Back the British team at WOC!! The GB squad has been preparing very actively for this year's World Champs. in Denmark, with training camps and test races in just the same kind of terrain as WOC itself. Jamie Stevenson has even moved to live there! When it comes to the beginning of August the c...

woc :: record entry & tv

WOC 2006: Record entry equalled The record for the number of nations participating will be equalled when the 2006 World Championships take place in Denmark at the beginning of August. A total of 41 of the 48 IOF full-member nations have submitted entries, the same number as competed in Swi...

eoc :: relay

It's been a very exciting relay day over in Estonia, with the top 4 women's teams fighting it out over the last few controls and 11 men's teams battling for the medals on the last few hundred metres! It was a quite mixed first leg in the Women's, but no disasters for the top teams. After secon...

eoc :: long final

It's been a tough day on the Long Distance Final in Estonia today where Simone Luder and Jani Lakinen were crowned European Champions, a title that infact means more than World Champion as nations can enter 6 athletes per event. In the women's race Simone Niggli was in a class of her own, she ...

eoc :: long qualifiers

Long qualifiers have finished and Great Britain have 1 women and 5 men into tomorrow's final, congratulations and good luck to: Sarah Rollins, Oli Johnson, Matt Crace, Jon Duncan, Jamie Stevenson and Graham Gristwood. Winning times were much longer than expected, as were the finish times fo...

eoc :: middle final

It's been an exciting time out in Estonia at the middle distance final today. Minna Kauppi got off to a shakey start, losing 30s at the 1st control, but from then on she ran the perfect race dominating all the way to the finish, taking the European Championships by 35s. Marianne Andersen of No...

eoc :: middle qualifiers

Middle qualifications have finished and Great Britain has 3 women and 3 men going through to tomorrow's final, congratulations and good luck to: Claire Ward, Rachael Elder, Jenny Whitehead, Jamie Stevenson, Oli Johnson and Graham Gristwood. World Champions who didn't make it to the final: A...

eoc :: women's sprint

The British girls couldn't quite match the high standards Jamie set earlier, while Simone was the clear winner in the womens sprint, as the first female medals of this years World Cup were decided in Tartu, Estonia this afternoon. Sarah Rollins was the top Brit, finishing in a good 18th place,...

eoc :: silver for stevenson

The European Champions kicked off in great style for the British Team, where Jamie Stevenson claimed a silver medal, just five seconds behind the (now) three times European Sprint champion, Emil Windstedt of Sweden. In the morning qualifiers Jamie, Jon Duncan and Graham Gristwood all claimed p...

eoc :: build-up & interviews

The races keep coming thick and fast, this weekend sees the 1st big international of the year, the 6th European Orienteering Championships in Estonia. All the national teams have been selected and 31 countries will be travelling out over the next week. Joining them will be a full Great Britain or...

event :: tiomila 2006

This years TioMila was being broadcast live through the night by a Swedish cable company, and with so many concessions to the format being made it was hoped a it would be worth the effort. The first three teams were separated by just 14 seconds with 5km to go, which gave a great spectacle for th...

event :: womens tiomila

TioMila 2006 kicked off this afternoon with an exciting womens race. The 5-leg relay was won by Marianne Anderson for Nydalen SK of Oslo, who managed to hold onto her lead over Simone Niggli of Ulricehamn. Anderson was given a 2:30 lead onto the last leg by her teammates, particularly Elisabe...

eoc :: norway&swiss selections

With just a few weeks to go until the European Championships in Estonia the Swiss and Norwegian teams have been announced for the event. Following selection races in Southern Sweden last weekend the Norwegians have announced a 16 strong team to take part in the EOC from the 6-14th of May. T...

spring cup :: relay

Vehkalahden Veikot and Ulricehamns OK took the Mens and womens open relay titles in Snowy Denmark on Sunday as teams from Finland and Sweden dominated the top spots. This years race was always going to be a tough race with many of the big names of the orienteering world turning out in preperation...

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