World Students


The 14th World University Orienteering Championships is now underway with teams from 30 countries arriving in Pilsen, Czech Republic, over the weekend. The programme for the championships is as follows:

Tuesday 22nd Model Event & Opening Ceremony
Wednesday 23rd Long Distance Event
Thursday 24th Sprint Event
Friday 25th Middle Distance Event
Saturday 26th Relay Event & Closing Ceremony

The Great Britain team for this year is:
Rachael Elder
Mhairi Mackenzie
Helen Palmer
Pippa Whitehouse
Hannah Wootton

Allan Bogle
Matt Crane
Ewan McCarthy
Ed Nash
Clive Parry

The terrain is typically continental, hills with simple contour detail, path network, some rocky areas with lots of boulders, ditches and lots of nice green patches. The sprint race will be held in park/urban area.

Here are a few names to look out for:
Kiril Nikolov, BUL
The whole Czech team, but in particular;
Martina Dockolova, CZE
Petr Losman, CZE
Michal Smola, CZE
Mrten Bostrm, FIN
Ingo Horst, GER
The entire mens swiss team, except Hannes Friedrich
Lukas Bartak, SVK
Henrik Lfs, SWE
Martina Fritschy, SUI
Probably some Russians

For more information visit the official website

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