Upland terrain for Junior World Championships

Posted on | July 1, 2015 | Category: News

Almost 300 athletes from 37 nations will be competing in the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) in Norway throughout the coming week. All competitions apart from the Sprint will be held in forested terrain at altitudes between 700 and 1100 m.

The town of Rauland, south-west of Rjukan, is the Event Centre and all races apart from the Sprint will be held close by. The area is characterised by pine and birch forest with many large and small marshes and varied contour detail. The Relay especially will change from relatively bare land to finely detailed sections, with very varied steepness. Runnability and visibility are generally good, although there are some blocks of land with undergrowth that will slow runners down. A bit of the area has a network of alpine ski tracks.

The Sprint will use urban and park terrain in the nearby town of Åmot.

Reports, leading results, interviews and pictures will be posted on this website after each race. More information can be found on the event website www.jwoc2015.org.

Programme of JWOC races

Sunday 5 July, 1100 – 1430      Sprint

Monday 6 July, 1130 – 1430      Middle Distance Qualification

Tuesday 7 July, 1200 – 1530      Middle Distance Final

Thursday 9 July, 0900 – 1600      Long Distance

Friday 10 July, 0900 – 1100 (men), 1020 – 1215 (women)      Relay

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