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woc :: gb test middle

The final race of the selection weekend saw competitors once again battling it out through dense green forest over tricky spur-gully terrain. The mens race was tight, with three seconds separating Jamie and Oli. However Jamie actually caught Oli three minutes but then threw it away and only na...

woc :: gb test long

It was tough again today in the second selection race. Today was the long distance with mens and womens courses won in 9 and 10 mins respectively. Long route choice legs and steep thick forest took their toll, while the low visibility caused many mistakes. Results: Men: 1. Oli Johnson 92.10 ...

woc :: gb sprint selection*

In the first race of this weekends Vilnius triple header which will decide the team for Augusts world championships in Japan, Matt Speake and Heather Monro won. The tough course tested both route choice and intricate contour interpretation and despite the late start the conditions were still h...

event :: jukola relay

On Saturday evening 1331 men charged into the forest for the biggest orienteering relay in the world, the 2005 Sippu-Jukola. All the big names were in attendance as Halden Sk looked to try and hold off Last years winners Kalevan Rasti and put the Tiomila disappointment behind them. Jarno Käkö ...

event :: venla relay

On Saturday's sunny afternoon 841 women headed out on the first leg of the 27th Venla relay. The Venla is always a good fore-runner to Jukola and this year it did not disappoint. The Dominating force of womens relays over the last few years, Ulricehamns OK, were again victors but it wasn't un...

event :: world games 2005

There is just a month to go until the World Games in Duisburg in Germany and the line up of 80 competitors from 18 countries looks strong. Sweden & France both looking to be sending near full strengh teams, while Australia have been given 2 extra entries, benefiting from Norway's pre-selected ru...

event :: world military champs

Russian Clean Sweep at WMC. There were no British entrants at this years World Military Championships, held over the weekend in Finland, but there was tough racing dominated by the Eastern-bloc countries as well as Norway and Switzerland. The Russian team took all four gold medals available...

www:: orienteering online fr

eh bobby what is the french for flagchasing? well our good (sic) friends on the other side of the channel have produced a cracking website well worth a visit if only to see their orienteering calvin and hobbes cartoon. equally interesting is an article on the philosophy of sprint orienteeri...

sm::ultra-long

Just 10 seconds separated winner Valentin Novikov and runner-up Jonas Pilblad over the 25.2km Ultra-Long at the Swedish Championships, which gave Pilblad his second medal after the bronze he picked up in yesterday’s sprint race. Erik Ölund finished 3rd 3 minutes further back. Yesterday’s winner...

sm::sprint

Cockiness, or confidence? Last week 21-year-old Martin Johansson publically declared in the alternativet.nu forums that he was going to win the Swedish Sprint Championships and yesterday he made good on his claim with a fine victory, four seconds ahead of David Andersson and 15 infront of Jonas P...

event :: O Visits Middle Earth

No matter what level your at or why you go, there is one thing to be said for orienteering, it takes you to all sorts of places! One such event in New Zealand visited the scene of the first Lord of the Rings movie - The Fellowship of the Ring. PAPO ( Peninsula and Plains Orienteers)was the organi...

pwt :: update

The final rounds of the PWT'05 will be held in China between October 31 to November 12, in combination with a number of World Ranking Events. As this year celebrates the 10th anniversary of the PWT, the organisers are inviting all winners of the previous 65 races to take part. Up for grabs at e...

noc :: Relays

The Nordic champs was concluded today with the relay. Norway team of Tore Sandvik, Østein Kristiansen and Anders Nordberg took the victory by over 4 minutes. Petteri Muukkonen and Mats Troeng had to fight right to the line for 2nd with the fin taking it 1sec in front of the swede. Great Britain f...

noc :: Middle

The Nordic Championships continued today with the middle distance race and it was another gold for Norways Anders Nordberg taking the victory by over a minute from fellow countrymen Holger Hott Johansen. Finlands Jön Wickholm completed the top 3. GB's Jon Duncan finishe just below mid-table in 28...

noc :: sprint

The sprint distance competition of thee Nordic Orienteering Championships was held this afternoon in the small costal village of Brevik. The majority of the course was run in urban terrain, with a few controls in typical pine forest surrounding the sports field. Østein Kvaal Osterbo, NOR, had ...

noc::classic

The Nordic Orienteering Championships are taking place this weekend in Telemark, Norway, where many of the world’s top orienteers are taking part. In the classic race Norway’s Anders Nordberg had a storming run to claim victory by 3 minutes from Olle Käer of Estonia. Holger Hott Johansen, als...

oringen :: entries extension

From O-ringen website: Due to problems with the on-line entry system "Klubben Online", the entry deadline is prolonged until May 23rd. Entry forms for non-Swedish paticipants can be downloaded from the O-Ringen Smånd 2005 homepage. Please also feel free to contact the O-Ringen office at +46 37...

event :: Swedish Elitserien

This weekend saw another installment of the Swedish Elite Series, held in the North of Sweden around the Sundsvall community. Sprint on Friday, Middle Saturday and Long on Sunday. The beast from the east, Russian Valentin Novikov, had a storming weekend winning all 3 races. The young Martin Jo...

event :: Fin5 Big Prize

The Finnish 5 Days is being held this year in South West Finland, near the towns of Rauma and Pori, from the 10th - 15th of July. The Fin5 is a fantastic orienteering event, offering fantastic terrain, far superior to the Swedish counterpart. The competition comes highly recomended by GBR Inte...

event :: irish champs

Over the same weekend as the first World Cup series, the best of Irish orienteering gathered on the west coast of Ireland for the Irish Championships. There were double wins for Andrew Quin and Niamh O’Boyle, who both took middle and classic elite titles. The short race was held on exceed...

noc :: nordic b meeting

To get into most Scandinavian teams you generally have to be atleast 30 years old. The Nordic B Meeting gives the younger stars, and Jonas Pilblad, a great chance for international experience in world class competitions, ensuring there isn't a 10 year drought from JWOC to WOC. This year the No...

wc :: Middle results

The final race of the weekend was held today and Thierry Gueorgiou 'the middle distance master' has been dethroned! Russia's two time JWOC champion Andrei Khramov has taken the middle distance title in a time of 31.57. Gueorgiou finished in 2nd with just 7secs the difference. Jani Lakanen came in...

wc :: Sprint Final

Monday morning saw a scorching Bank Holiday in Battersea Park, bringing out scores of potential spectators for an incredibly pacey World Cup Sprint Final. Courses were relatively long but with winning times expected of around 14 minutes the day was always going to be an exciting one. Athletes r...

wc :: Sprint Final Results

What is seen to be the spectator highlight of the weekend, the sprint final in Battersea Park, has been concluded. GB's women have pulled out some good results, the pick of them from Heather Monro finishing in 6th & Sarah Rollins in 8th. The other GB womens results were all together finishing in ...

wc :: Classic

Sunday morning in a sunny field in Surrey brought the onset of the World Cup Classic Final. In the humid early spring heat the men faced an intimidating 18km race with over half a kilometre of climb, and the women 12km. The spectator control was halfway around the men’s course and just under a ...

wc :: Classic results

Jani Lakanen of Finland has taken the long distance victory today winning by a almost a minute. He completed the 18km course in 92:07 with his team mate Mats Haldin in joint 2nd with Russias Andrei Khramov. Mats had been leading at the 1st & 2nd Radio with Khramov holding 2nd position but an impr...

wc :: Relays Full Report

The Relays event for World Cup Round 1 2005 was held in a large arena in Deepcut Military Barracks, on the edge of Old Windmill Hill and Mytchett. The weather was perfect for racing, with a grey and cool morning forming the background for physically tough courses, with lapses of concentration ag...

wc :: Mixed Sprint Fortune

Today saw the opening stage and sprint qualification races of the world cup races, held on Surrey University campus, Guildford. The event opened to the tune of a jazz band and a small procession of participating nations. The race arena was compact with the start, finish and spectator controls all...

wc :: Sprint Qualifications

News is filtering through from the university of surrey and it looks like the british team had mixed fortunes. It looks all good for the women as all of them qualified. Jenny Whitehead and Sarah Rollins taking 3rd in their respective groups. For men it doesn't seem to be such good new with onl...

wc :: World Cup Startlists

The Sprint qualification and relay startlists are up and make for interesting reading. In the womens qualification there are some good early running such as Emma Dahlstedt, Helen bridle, Martina Fritschy & Vroni Kö Salmi which should give a good indication of qualifying times. Remember its the...

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