Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Dogs in the forest


Scary stuff on Eva Jurenikova's write up of training in Ukraine:

After the race the British team told us a scary story about 2 runners being bitten by a dog at the training yesterday. They had to go to a hospital and start the treatment against rabies, a vaccination which consists of 6 doses. Terrible stuff. We are considering buying a pepper spray to carry it with us in the forest as a protection. And we decided not to go to the forest where the incident happened. I hope the British runners get well soon.

I like dogs. But, I'm scared of unknown dogs. I can only remember a couple of times when I've come across dogs during a race. It immediately screws up my concentration and makes it hard to orienteer well for the next 10 minutes or so. Even just reading about it in Jurenikova's report gets my attention.

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posted by Michael | 9:11 PM


I don't like dogs very much, but certainly not at all during a race. I am always chased by those dogs and, like Michael also wrote, it screws up my concentration.

In The Netherlands it has happened a few times someone was bitten by a dog.
I've been bitten by a dog during a competition in Romania, but I still think that the snakes are the worse you can meet in the forest...
any news from the GB guys?
There is a discussion thread at Nopesport, but it doesn't have any news about the dog-bitten-2 yet:

Lyn was bitten by a dog in her chest, last summer when we were on a long run and furthest from home. We are both cautious any time we're near one. That one was on leash, but not tight enough.
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