Efter elva månaders föräldraledighet är Malin Carlsson tillbaka i tjänst på Svenska Orienteringsförbundets kansli. Jenny Håkansson, som vikarierat för Carlsson, fortsätter på SOFT fram till årsskiftet.
The race for medals is very open at this year’s Championships, with no rider having any extended supremacy in this season so far. Vilnius, capital city of Lithuania, hosts the combined Senior and Junior Championships, with 5 races scheduled for the period 21-26 August.
So who can we look for amongst the medal winners? The Czech team is looking very strong this year, their leading riders being Martina Tichovska and Krystof Bogar. Tichovska leads the World Cup standings and Bogar is second, eight points down on the Frenchman Baptiste Fuchs. The Czech Republic teams won both women’s and men’s Relays, and the Sprint Relay, at the recent European Championships in France and can be expected to score highly again.
Emily Benham, Great Britain, Gaelle Barlet from France and Olga Shipilova-Vinogradova, Russia are likely to be Tichovska’s closest challengers for top positions, whilst Estonian Lauri Malsroos, the Finn Jussi Laurila, Frenchman Cedric Beill and the Dane Rasmus...
Friday morning saw the teams at the European MTB Orienteering Championships battle it out in an intense Sprint Relay. Each team consists of two riders, one man and one woman, racing alternately over a total of four legs.
The race took place in the “Parc de Charbonnière”, a castle owned by the city of Orléans, offering a forest with a dense network of paths of different rideability. Similar to previous races during the event, the terrain was very flat.
The race started, with the women taking off on the first leg. After roughly 20 minutes of hard riding, the top six teams all changed over within 20 seconds, with home rider Gaelle Barlet sending out team mate Baptiste Fuchs with a scant lead, just ahead of Jussi Laurila of Finland.
Another tight leg awaited the men, with Finland and France battling closely throughout.
The third leg, the final leg for the women, saw Finland and France continue neck and neck. Meanwhile, Martina Tichovska of the Czech Republic...
The European Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships Long Distance took place in a national forest outside of Orleans in France. The almost completely flat terrain meant the athletes had to pedal their bike every meter of the race while choosing their routes and navigate in the grid of wide and fast tracks and paths of slower riding.
In the Women’s class the long distance World Champion from 2014, Olga Shipilova Vinogradova from Russia showed her enormous strength on the bike took a clear lead already from the first radio control. This lead she just kept extending to the end of the race, giving her a huge winning margin of close to four minutes to her competitors. Behind Shipilova Vinogradova it was a great duel between Martina Tichovska from Czech Republic, Emily Benham from Great Britan and Gaelle Barlet from France. Their split times were just within seconds of each other most of the race and any of them could take the medals. Barlet kept her focus best through the last...
The Regional and Youth Development Commission (RYDC) would welcome 2-3 new RYDC member(s) having the following competencies:
All IOF member federations can propose candidates by sending the candidate’s orienteering CV to the IOF Office email: firstname.lastname@example.org by the 25th of September.
All candidates are expected to have very good knowledge of English, be interested in orienteering development projects and be able to attend 2-3 RYDC meetings per year. Costs for participation in these meetings are to be paid by their national federations.
For more information about the RYDC see http://orienteering.org/...
After an intense sprint in a University Campus in Orleans in France on Sunday the European Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships had found its way out to a forest in Ormes for the Middle Distance. The terrain waiting for the competitors in Ormes was fairly flat with fast tracks and some areas with a dense network of bike and running trails. The areas combined gave the athletes a great challenge and everything was set for a very interesting Middle Distance.
As in the Sprint, the Women’s competition became a duel between Martina Tichovska from the Czech Republic and Emily Benham from Great Britain. By making an almost perfect race Benham got her revenge from the sprint where she forgot to punch the last control in the arena. Tichovska had a lead on Benham in the beginning of the race but made a few smaller mistakes half way while Benham picked up her pace. Benham was fastest around the course and took the gold with 23 seconds in front of...
Martina Tichovska (CZE) and Lauri Malsroos (EST) were the reigning champions from the sprint distance in the European Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships in Portugal in 2015. This year the European Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships is held in Orleans outside of Paris in France.
Today’s sprint in the University campus of Orléans-la-source certainly was significantly flatter than the hilly sprint in the Portuguese town Cantanhede in 2015. The flat area with an extensive network of paved roads and walkways made it a high-speed race interrupted with slower riding if the athletes chose to make any shortcuts through grass or forested areas, making it a challenging sprint course.
Already at the first competition day, the French could celebrate on home ground. The Frenchman, Cedric Beill took the victory in a very tight competition in the men’s race. Behind him followed the champion from 2015, the Estonian Lauri Malsroos 7 seconds behind and Krystof Bogar from...
The European MTB Orienteering Championships, MTB Orienteering World Cup round 2, European Junior MTB Orienteering Championships, European Youth MTB Orienteering Championships and World Master MTB Orienteering Championships will be held in France in the coming week.
MTB orienteers of all ages will compete in France July 30-August 5. The European MTB Orienteering Championships with Sprint, Middle distance, Long distance, Sprint Relay and Relay is the main event in French Orléans. The Sprint, the Middle distance and the Long distance are all part of the MTB Orienteering World Cup round 2.
Over 780 athletes will compete in the various events with 270 in the European Championships and 250 athletes in the World Masters Championships.Program EMTBOC:
30 July Sprint
1 August Middle distance
3 August Long distance
4 August Sprint Relay
5 August Relay
You can follow the competitions at ...
Jerker Lysell (SWE) and Maja Alm (DEN) won the Sprint, Matthias Kyburz (SUI) and Helena Jansson (SWE) won the Middle distance and Denmark won the Sprint Relay at World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland.
Although some of the biggest stars were absent at World Games 2017, the competition was excellent, and all winners did great performances. Read more about each of the races below.Sprint
Men: Lysell wins – Michiel takes Silver for Belgium
In the men’s class Sweden’s Jerker Lysell climbed two steps up on the podium compared to the Bronze medal at WOC in Estonia a few weeks ago. Yannick Michiels was one of the big favourites at WOC but failed there...
Svenska Orienteringsförbundet erbjuder i höst nya tillfällen för lärare i grund- och gymnasieskolan till fortbildning för att ge inspiration till orienteringsundervisningen. Höstens orter är nu spikade, så även de flesta datum.
Maja Alm: “I know that the only way to do it [to win] is to keep focusing on myself. I can’t just run them in by speed – I need to do it with good orienteering technique. … It’s always good to do it together with the team. It’s wonderful”
The first three runners from Denmark were able to stay with the pack before Maja Alm made a gap on the rest of the field in a fast and tight sprint relay race around the soggy Wroclaw Zoo. Their lead was 26 seconds over Switzerland, and Russia took third place, 40 seconds behind.
On the first leg, Cecilie Friberg Klysner (DEN) took an early lead, but Lina Strand (SWE) paced the race well and had a faster speed in the second part of the course once they had left the zoo. Sweden handed over to Martin Regborn in with a lead of 6 seconds. The first six teams (Sweden, Russia, Switzerland, Finland, Austria and Denmark) came into the arena within 11 seconds of each other.
Cecilie Friberg Klysner said: “There were a lot of forkings, so already from the beginning, I felt like I was running my own race and there were all these runners around me.”
Tim Robertson of New Zealand took to the front after control 7 on the second leg, catching up 26 seconds to the leaders from...