British Blodslitet


Saturday saw the second running of the British Blodslitet. This race is hosted by South Ribble and the idea is taken from the Norwegian Orientering Club Fredrikstad (home of British Orienteer Clive Parry). Blodslitet translated as the Blood Race is a long distance mass start race. This year the event was held at Scout Scar, Kendal. In the mens race Nope Young Team Member Dickie Wren led the field beating Oli Johnson into second place by one minute over the 18.4km course. Mark Hayman was third. In the M40 class Micheal Bllinghurst beat JK champion Charlie Adams by only 15 seconds over their 12.7km course. It was equally as close in the Womens Open with JK Day 2 womens winner Helen Winskill beating Jenny Whitehead by 23 seconds over their 10.5 km course.

Mens Open 18.4 km 980 m 45 C

1. Dickie Wren [NYT] EPOC 1:52:17
2. OliverJohnson SYO 1.53.11
3. Mark Hayman SPOOK 1.57.47

Womens Open 10.5km 545m 28C

1. Helen Winskill SYO 1.17.15
2. Jenny Whitehead SYO 1.17.38
3. Alice Bedwell BOK 1.32.38

British Blodslitet 2004 Results

edit from Anthony Morgan
As any of the British orienteers resident in Norway could tell you your
translation of 'Blodslitet' as 'blood race' is wrong!
The final -et is 'the'
blod on its own is blood
slit translates as toil, drudgery, hard going
blodslit translates as hard or exhausting labour (or even as bloody
hard going if you will)
'Blodslitet' is The (bloody) Strenuous One (ie. race)
therefore in good english 'The Bloody Strenuous Race'

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