wmoc final :: silver for Joyce


photo - A happy Vince Joyce and his silver medal by David May

On Saturday the final of the World Masters Orienteering Championships were held on Wildland in Edmonton, Canada. There were celebrations in the Great Britain camp as Vince Joyce of Southdowns Orienteers won silver in the M50 class.

Despite having a disappointing run in the first qualification Vince turned things around and won the second qualification and cruising into the final. Vince was just over 1 minute behind the winner Svein S. Jacobsen from Norway.

"This is the best British men's result since Jon Musgrave won M35 in the US World Masters' in 1997 (then called Veterans World Cup)"
- David May

There were many other good results, with several top 10 finishes, notably Gavin Clegg's 7th in M50, Tim Titt and Mark Saunders were 7th & 8th respectively on the M45 and a 5th place for Alice Bedwell on W45

For full results of all the rounds visit the WMOC website: www.wmoc2005.com

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