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Today saw the classic distance race of the European Youth Orienteering Championships and it was very much a classic, with some very tough and steep terrain.

Top Brit once again on M18 was Roxburgh Reivers' Douglas Tullie in 21st place with a time of 78:35 for the 9km course which had 405m of climb. Winner today, as he was yesterday, was tpn Kodeda of Czech Republic in a time of 67:22 - over 2 minutes clear of 2nd place Michal Krajk of Slovakia with another Czech, tpn Holas a further 2 minutes down in 3rd place. Outside the top 3 the leaderboard was tightly packed once again, Kyle Heron was 54th in a time of 90:11 while David Schorah was 64th with John Rocke in 69th. Irelands Colm Hill was 71st.

In the W18 class the top Brit was Rose Hodkinson, recovering from a poor run in the sprint to take an impressive 15th place today. She did the 5.9km course in a time of 62:59, just over 7 minutes down on the Russian winner Nina Oleynichenkova who won by just 3 seconds from Czech Monika Dolealov in a time of 55:23. 3rd place went to another Czech, Lucie Machtov a further 30 seconds down on the top two. Tessa Hill was in 39th with a time of 73:27 while Stefanie Blomquist was in 52nd, just a minute ahead of Ruth Holmes in 54th.

In M16 it was a Czech top 2 as Jakub Zimmerman picked up his second victory of the weekend, a minute clear of teammate Daniel Hjek, in a time of 56:19 for the 7.3km course. Ireland's Nick Simonin was 68th in a time of 95:30 while teammate Ruair Short was 73rd.

In W16 it was another top 2 places for the Czech Republic as Ivana Bochenkov took top spot from Michaela Prochzkov who had to settle for 2nd place again today, 3 minutes down on Ivana who took 40:54 for the 5km course.

Follow how GB get on in the relay and check out maps & results for the races so far over on the EYOC site

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Todays tough & physical terrain

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