Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

1984 (?) in Austria


Back in 1984 I ran this course just outside of Hartberg, Austria.

I like how they started us at the top of the mountain and the course wound around and down - keeping the total climb reasonable. I only remember a few of the legs, but I seem to recall being pretty satisfied with my race. I wasn't a very good orienteer and avoiding big booms was quite satisfying.

The event was called something like "European Junior Meeting" (though it was open to those of us from non-European countries, too). If I remember correctly, I was the only non-European at the event.

Back to okansas.blogspot.com.

posted by Michael | 7:49 PM


I remember quite well the European Junior Match, it was incredible hot and missed (even if I was there) to punch the 23rd control. Truls Nygård won our course and Annka Viilo women race.
Well written article.
I was running the same course and I remember it was extremely hot. In the end of the race I was completely dehydrated and in the final part of the course I was also biten by a bee...! The party after the race was funny (a sort of a rave party in an hangar of a dismissed airport). can you recall it ?
By the way, does anybody have the result list of the race ?
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