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 to the event village. As usual there is a strong travelling contingent from the islands of Great Britain and Ireland including the Scottish Junior Squad, from whom have produced one of the stars of the week so far, Hollie Orr. Running D18L Hollie currently leads the way from Swedens Malin Welen. Another Top Brit (although sweden are trying to claim him) is Ray Ward who is also leading his class after two 2nds and a 1st so far.

Other highlights of the week so far have come from:
Toni O'Donovan (E3 D21L 3rd - 33rd overall)
Ruth Lynam (E2 D50 8th - 28th overall)
Rebecca Roberts (D20E 28th overall)
Craig Thomson (E1 H12 15th - 26th overall)
Jenny Thorton (D18L 26th overall)
Joe Mercer (E2 H20L 6th - n/a overall)
Reese 'the chocolate chew' Findlay Robinson (E1 H20L 19th - n/a overall)
Gareth Little (H20 17th overall)
Rae Thomas (D65 12th overall)

Find a full rundown of the results Keep track of the competitors here

Find the O Ringen site including action photos and all the information on the event here

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