Occassional thoughts about orienteering
Monday, April 21, 2003
Tio Mila coming up soonMy all-time favorite O' race is Tio Mila. Tio Mila is a huge relay. The men run 10 legs beginning Saturday evening and finishing Sunday morning. The women run five legs on Saturday afternoon. It is a fantastic weekend of orienteering.
In recent years, I've spent Tio Mila weekend following the race on the internet. The organizers usually manage to provide regular result updates, on-going text reports and streaming audio. The organizers' coverage is mostly Swedish. But, OKers and a few others around the U.S. have followed the event and posted updates in english to the OK forum.
We'll probably do the same this year. To get a taste, take a look coverage of one leg.
To get ready for Tio Mila, I'll study the official web page (which has a fair amount of info in english); check out the web pages of clubs I've run for to see how their teams look (OKS Ljungsbro/OK Roxen, Lunds OK and IFK Lidingo); study old maps of the terrain; and fire off some emails to friends who I expect to run this year (Magnus, Sanna and Terhi included).
Another pre-Tio Mila ritual is to pick an OK team for Tio Mila. I can't imagine OK will ever run Tio Mila, but it is fun to come up with a line-up. posted by Michael | 9:20 PM
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