Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Some thoughts from Helena Jansson


A rough translation of a bit of an interview with Helena Jansson in a Dagens Nyheter:

What were you thinking when you started?

"Find the first control right, read the map carefully and get into the orienteering."

"I know the course setter, I've trained on courses she set and I knew there would be some sort of surprise in the beginning." [she's talking about the route choice on the 2nd leg]

The course...went into a zoo with small alleys and sidewalks between the animal cages and other buildings. The change forced the orienteers to change running rhythm and orienteering technique, something that Helena didn't have any trouble with.

"I was careful there and read the map control by control"

Were you able to read some of the legs near the end of the course when you were in the zoo area?

"No. I decided to have complete focus on the controls there. Then I took a deep breat and went back out into the forest terrain and thought that now I would keep this going."

Back to okansas.blogspot.com.

posted by Michael | 8:22 PM


another take on that news:

Good stuff. Thanks for the link.

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