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3rd Round of the World Cup 2008 - O-ringen, Sweden

Show Profile  Casser Posted: 21 July 2008, 7:46 PM  
Yep, just when the active spectators on maptalk thought they could relax a bit, the next World Cup is starting at Oringen in Sweden.

Our team there:
Bryn Davies
Michael Adams
Ross Morrison

and there is no qualification races which means it is straight into the finals for our dudes!

First thing on the program is a Sprint - Tuesday the 22nd of July!
Long - pair start on the 23rd
and a middle distance on the 24th

Soon the startlist will hopefully be available on:
http://www.oringen.se/1241.php
The first start for the men is 4.30 am wednesday morning, if you can't sleep anyways this might be a good occupation for some hours to check out how our fast legged athletes will sprint race up and down a ski field and through a huge hotel complex...

Go Go the Dudes!

Show Profile  Alistair Posted: 23 July 2008, 8:33 AM  
Photos from tonights sprint race:

http://picasaweb.google.se/alistair.landels/2008WorldCupSprint

Arena was spectacular where we could watch the runners over the first half of the course as they came down a fell hillside through half a dozen controls. Course was tough with heavy fell vegetation underfoot and rather a lot of climb.

Results can be found at least here:
http://www.obasen.nu/winsplits/online/en/default.asp?page=table&databaseId=9946&categoryId=123



Show Profile  Jenni Posted: 23 July 2008, 11:34 AM  
Thanks for that, Al. They're great photos with the spectator
screen and all.

I hope you're giving them lots of good advice on how to handle the scarey Swedish terrain in the other races...

Good luck for you own races, hope your hip is holding out!

Show Profile  Casser Posted: 23 July 2008, 11:47 AM  
Yep, thanks a lot, Al. Have fun orienteering in Mountains.

Here's the map from the sprint with Mats Troengs GPS route on it. It looks like a cool and tough course with a few of those real oxygene comsuming wet swampy hills to climb.
http://www.matstroeng.se/maps/show_map.php?id=35

Show Profile  Casser Posted: 23 July 2008, 12:17 PM  
Here's the link to live results - choose land in the top left drop down box and choose Nya Zeeland afterwards in the next drop down box to get all the results for the new zealand orienteers - then you can shift between the different days in the dropdown box in the top right.
http://www.oringenonline.com/OLA/

Have fun geeking times - man is the competition tough when some 20000 something thousand orienteers get together up in the Swedish mountains!

Show Profile  Casser Posted: 24 July 2008, 11:49 AM  
Here is the link to Mats Troengs map with his route choice on from the long distance yesterday. It looks pretty cool, but it seems a bit mysterious to have a pair start, when one will be running together for the first 4 controls at least. If one has pair start it should start out on different loops straight away... but yep apparently not in this version of pair starts.

http://www.matstroeng.se/maps/show_map.php?id=36

Show Profile  Andrew M Posted: 24 July 2008, 6:33 PM  
Hmm not sure about paired starts.. Apparently some of the runners didn't start so you had to head off by yourself. Lots of random influences

Show Profile  Casser Posted: 25 July 2008, 11:07 AM  
Yep, world cup in farm land like orienteering judging from the
http://www.matstroeng.se/maps/show_map.php?id=37
sneaky suspicion that it might have been a bit more swampy and hard work than our normal full speed running type of thing

Ross managed yet again to be just outside the World Cup Points - one of these days he will hit all of those controls straight on for a pay out day for his efforts!

Show Profile  Martin Posted: 25 July 2008, 11:09 PM  
the past two days have been in mountain terrain with most of the middle distance course above the tree line. there's still ankle high scrub and feet sink into the marshes and moss making it pretty hard work running, but quick. today's race was back in more typical swedish marsh/forest with 1-2 contour hills

Show Profile  Jamie Posted: 30 July 2008, 1:06 AM  
Yo awesome to check in and see all the support of the WOC team. I know having run WOC it is great to know that people are behind you at home, thanks guys for supporting the dudes.

If anyone is feeling pity on me (and any others with bad connections) they could put up a bit of a summary of various results that have happened lately!!

Cool, take care
and go hard those of you left in Europe!


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