Occassional thoughts about orienteering
Thursday, March 27, 2003
South Africa as a training locationSeems like South Africa is becoming a popular place for O' training camps.
Pasi Ikonen is there now. Here is some info he posted on his web page. Pasi is visiting a place called Dullstroom where the well-known O' and track and field coach OP seems to be setting up a training center.
Hanne Staff and Bjornar Valstad just left Norway for two weeks of training.
A month or so ago, the Norwegian club Nydalen had a camp in South Africa. Poke around Nydalen's South Africa camp reports to see some interesting snapshots and bits of maps.
I wonder why South Africa is suddenly popular as a training location. Maybe it has been popular for some years and I just didn't know it. Maybe the warm weather is the attraction? Maybe air fares are good?
The photos look interesting and it'd be fun to add a new continent. But, the best air fare I can find from Kansas City is over $1500, so I don't think I'll be making the trip anytime soon.
posted by Michael | 8:57 PM
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