Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Some maps worth a look


The internet is so cool. Last weekend the first two Swedish elite series races took place. Sitting here in Kansas City I can go online and see the maps and courses.

The first race was a mass start race with forked courses. Courtesy of Tore Sandvik's page, here are the first, second, third and final loops.

The terrain for the first race looks familiar. I wonder if I ran at the same area (or near by) at a training camp some years ago?

The second race was a short course. Here are Mats Troeng's (5th place) routes: part 1 and part 2.

In the middle of the short course (between controls 6 and 7), you'll see that the runners followed a marked route. I read somewhere that the marked route was put in at the request of the Swedish national team leaders. Perhaps they expect something similar in this summer's world champs?

Johan Modig linked to Troeng's routes. When I clicked on the links, I noticed that the address was www.matstroeng.nu....hmmm, does Troeng have a web page? Well, sort of. If you go to the main page you get a picture of an exhausted Troeng on the ground and a note "more to be coming soon...." Let's hope Troeng starts a web page with info about his training and racing. That seems to be the trend these days, a trend I hope continues.

posted by Michael | 8:22 PM


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