Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Sunday, June 03, 2007

More on dogs in the forest


Lena Eliasson wrote a bit about the dogs in the forest in Ukraine. Here is a rough translation:

...We ran a sprint qualifying and final, which was a reminder for me of how important it is to run sprints regularly to be ready to do my best in this discipline...Another feature that we experienced was all of the dogs that are everywhere in the Ukrainian forests. Sometimes the owner is nearby, but there are also wild dogs. Two British women were bitten and have to get rabies treatment, and it is difficult not to think about dogs when you run in the forest. The sprint final was in a park that turned out to be full of dogs off leash. We think that most had their owners nearby. Everyone made it through without being bitten. The biggest problem was that Anna Marsell came across a flasher [at least I think that is how you translate "blottare" - hopefully some helpful Swedish native reader will confirm the translation for me] near the first control!

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posted by Michael | 5:02 PM


Flasher - yes! It gives a new meaning to the slogan Orienteering - at one with nature. Wait, that is the meaning of "at one with nature." Someone is on to something here.
Dogs running loose in the forest everywhere! That's my nightmare ...
At North American champs about 4 years ago in upstate NY there was a Rottweiler on the long distance that wrecked a lot of people's races. All except my friend Pascal who is a lumberjack from Quebec. He put the fear of death into that dog, much to the satisfaction of everyone whose race got messed up...
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