WOC 2016 Starts Tomorrow!
Another year has gone by, and it’s time for WOC 2016, this year being held in Stromstad, Sweden.
Tomorrow, August 20th, sees the 1st race of the World Championships.
1st Race is the Sprint
There will be qualification in the morning with the final later in the day.
Qualification starts at 0800 with the Finals starting from 1400.
In the Women’s race we have Niamh O’Boyle (0806), Caoimhe O’Boyle(0821) and Olivia Baxter(0819) taking part, and in the Men’s race we have Nicolas Simonin (0919), Kevin O’Boyle (0926) and Cillín Corbett (0905).
(Start times in brackets)
www.woc2016.se should have a Live page, with results also available on the IOF page, http://livecenter.orienteering.org/event.php?raceid=691
The Final in the afternoon will have TV coverage, available though the IOF Live Center.
Good luck to our team at WOC 2016,
Major Events Conference 2016
NI Long Distance Champs 2016
Entries for the NI Orienteering Champs are now open. The event which is early in the season on Sat 3 Sep (due to VHI scheduling requirements) is very accessible from the south at Rostrevor, Co Down – only a 75min drive beyond Dublin airport.
The event will be on a new map resurveyed with LiDAR base material.
Entries (until Sun 28 Aug) via the event details page:
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WUOC 2016 Update
The Irish team at the World University Orienteering Championships in Miskolc in Hungary returned with some great results.
One highlight being an excellent 33rd place by Eoin McCullough in the Sprint.
The highlight of the week however was the relay, Ireland were 15th in the Men’s Relay and 16th in the Women’s Relay. Congratulations to both teams on their result.
Full results, maps and photos can be found here: http://wuoc2016.hu/index.php/en/
John Mc Cullogh accompanied the team as manager, expect a full report in the next TIO.
Change in Men’s WOC Sprint Selection
Following a successful appeal to the Appeals Panel a change has been made to the WOC 2016 Men’s Sprint team.
Revised Men’s Sprint Team:
Reserve: Jonathan Quinn
Mixed Sprint Relay:
Along with one other member of the men’s sprint team based on WOC performance.
Two women as per the original selection policy.
The Selection Panel regrets any inconvenience caused to athletes.
We wish all the athletes selected for TEAM IRELAND at WOC 2016 the best of luck.