noc :: nordic b meeting

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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 Nordic Meeting was held in Karstald, Vrmland, Sweden. The home of orienteering legend, Steve Hale. There were teams from all the nordic nations, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, although mostly from Sweden.

The althetes were faced with a gruelling schedule. Long on Thurday, Middle Friday, Sprint Saturday, climaxing on Sunday with another Long race. Points are awarded for each race, 50, 45, 41, 38, 36, 35, 34... with a combined points competition for all 4 races.

Due to not being there I was unable to take an accurate account of the event's unfolding, but thanks to the "internet" here is a summary of the results...

Thursday 5th - Long Distance

Damers,8.7km
1 Merja Rantanen FIN 1:06:43
2 Linda Take SWE 1:07:24
3 Emma Johansson SWE 1:07:29
4 Lena Eliasson SWE 1:07:54
5 Jenny Eriksson SWE 1:08:22
6 Camilla Berglund SWE 1:08:34

Herrars, 13.9km
1 Anders Holmberg SWE 1:25:52
2 Erik Axelsson SWE 1:26:21
3 David Andersson SWE 1:27:13
3 Mikal Olofsson SWE 1:27:13
5 Jrgen Wickholm FIN 1:27:48
6 Jonas Pilbald SWE 1:29:45

Friday 6th - Middle Distance

Damers 4.35km
1 Camilla Berglund SWE 36:01
2 Emma Johansson SWE 36:14
3 Linda Take SWE 36:25
4 Lena Eliasson SWE 36:31
5 Sofia Olsson SWE 36:51
6 Helena Jansson SWE 37:04

Herrars, 5km
1 Jostein Mor NOR 32:06
2 David Andersson SWE 32:32
3 Erik Axelsson SWE 33:37
4 Jrgen Wickholm FIN 33:45
5 Jonna Lehto FIN 34:08
6 Hannu Airila FIN 34:18

Saturday 7th - Sprint Distance

Damers, 3km
1 Linda Take SWE 12:19
2 Lena Eliasson SWE 12:32
3 Ingvild Kravdal-Gjess NOR 12:43
3 Gril Firstad NOR 12:43
5 Helend Jansson SWE 12:47
5 Sofia Olsson 12:47

Herrars, 3.7km
1 David Andersson SWE 12:38
2 Erik hlund SWE 12:43
3 Marius Bjugan NOR 12:46
4 Martin Johansson SWE 12:51
5 Jonas Pilblad SWE 13:00
6 Anders Holmber SWE 13:05

Sunday 8th - Long Distance

Damers, 6.9km
1 Lena Eliasson SWE 51:26
2 Camilla Berglund SWE 54:57
3 Jenny Eriksson SWE 55:30
4 Helena Jansson SWE 55:58
5 Elsa Trnros SWE 56:46
6 Laura Hokka FIN 57:10

Herrars, 13.6km
1 Erik Axelsson SWE 1:23:24
2 Jrgen Wickholm FIN 1:23:27
3 Mikael Olofsson SWE 1:24:11
4 Jonne Lehto FIN 1:24:38
5 Jona Pilbald SWE 1:26:04
6 Erik hlund SWE 1:26:39

Total Points Table

Damers
1 Lena Eliasson SWE 171
2 Linda Take SWE 167
3 Camilla Berglund SWE 164
4 Emma Johansson SWE 149
6 Merja Rantanen FIN 148

Herrars
1 Mikael Olofsson SWE 148
2 Jrgen Wickholm FIN 139
3 Jonas Pilbald SWE 137
4 David Andersson SWE 136
4 Erik Axelsson SWE 136
6 Martin Johansson SWE 131

For full results, splits, points breakdown visit the OK Tyr website and click on the event banner

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