Tio Mila 2004

This weekend is one of the biggest races in orienteering, the Tio Mila, The ten person relay. Started at night teams have to battle through tough navigation with the best teams finishing up during the early morning on Sunday.

British interest is big this year with many people making the trip over to add to those already residents in Scandinavia.

Some names to look out for are OK Ravinen with Kim Buckley, Helen Palmer and Mhairi McKenzie in the womens race along with Nick Barrable and Andy Etherden in the mens races. Sarah Rollins will hopefully be powering OK Tyr home into a good postion. Jenny Whitehead along with Helen Winskill will be hoping for a top twenty finish running for Vasteras SOK. Also running in the womens race are Jo Stevenson for SNO and Helen Bridle for IFK Gothenburg.

Matt Speake is running for a strong youthful Tisaren Team. Clive Parry at Fredrikstad will be running the second night leg as will Rob Hart for OK Linn. Finish club Espoon Sunnta are without two of the British stars Oli Johnson and Dickie Wren but Matt Crane will be starting their first teams challenge. One time resident of Sweden Dave Healy is retuning to run for Jarla. Borlange resident Mark Nixon is running for his home club Stora Tuna on last leg with a potential battle against stmarka OK's Murray Strain. OK Tyr has lined up Jon Musgrave and Gordon Riemersma. Ed Nash is running for Modum of Norway. World relay bronze medalist Dan Marston will be running for Bkkelagets SPK.

Finally Jamie Stevenson - IFK Gothenburg best male performance 2003 winner TM is in a strong team that is of second on the grid that will hopefully bring them a victory.

There are also two British teams in the mens course Jesus OC and the English Select team and another Jesus OC team in the womens race.

Good Luck to everyone competing and of course there will be reporting after the event from our Nopesport reporters

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