Thursday, August 18, 2016

Most of team Canada has arrived in Stromstad for the World Orienteering Championships. We have been doing a bit of last minute map training but many of the athletes have had several opportunities to run training camps in the area so they are very familiar with the area.
Will, Damian and Emma get ready to start their training
The forest is quite open with lots of bare rock, cliffs, heather, blueberries and chantrelles. It is difficult to stay on a bearing when you are stopping for a snack along the way.
Meghan and Louise picked loads of Blueberries in Oslo during the Nighthawk WRE event
Raphael taping together some maps to make a giant map of the middle/long/relay areas
This year the official accommodation is in a Swedish Camping area and amusement park. Some of the cabins (including our coach accommodation) is pirate themed but the team has a nice non-pirate house.
WOC starts with the sprint this Saturday. Emma Waddington, Will Critchley, Damian Konotopetz and Robbie Anderson will run for Canada. Tomorrow, they will have the opportunity to wander around the city for a couple of hours before it is re-embargoed.

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