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Hardest Orienteering Race

Show Profile  Andrew M Posted: 9 July 2003, 10:11 AM  
Just a new random topic.

Wondering what your hardest orienteering race has ever been? Most physical and or mentally exhausting.

Mine would have to be JWOC relay in Hungary, 4th race in 4 days with 40 degree temperatures. I remember the last couple of legs crossed this massive clearing with long grass. Bit of a stuggle to say the least.


Show Profile  bendover Posted: 10 July 2003, 1:37 AM  
similarly - JWOC relay 1999 - bulgaria. fourth race in four days. 30-35 degrees and apparently 100% humidity, whatever that means... solid water? (anyway, not good for a lard arse like me). i was completely buggered, ran straight past a control without punching it and DSQ'd... arse....

Show Profile  BJ Posted: 10 July 2003, 1:56 AM  
nothing gonna beat last years norwegian Blodstilet it was a classic, 2.50hr of hell, it was about 2 degrees, and patches of snow. lorenzo was out for close to 4hrs!!!! as for you bendover, i remember your lard ass storming past mine in that 99 JWOC relay

Show Profile  Dave Posted: 16 July 2003, 5:05 PM  
Don't know where my hardest race was ..... but in that relay in Hungary i had to sprint off a Jap at the finish and when i recovered i realised i had lost my compass on the course and hadn't noticed .... It has to be up there somewhere

Show Profile  Dave Posted: 16 July 2003, 5:13 PM  
Ohh and there was that race in france up in the mountains when i came as close as i have ever been to dying after not having had anything to eat or drink for a few days plus being sick i then ran / crawled my way round a course that took me almost 4 hours and then fainted at the finsh. this was a couple of weeks before JWOC in spain

Show Profile  mark Posted: 17 July 2003, 8:21 AM  
There's no such thing as a hard orienteering race, you pussies!




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