The European Orienteering Championships 2014 finished today with the relay at Marateca. Ireland had a men’s team of Josh, Nick and Conor. Conor and Josh both comment that the terrain was really fast. Preliminary results show the team in 37th place. Victory went to Sweden, 4 seconds ahead of Czech Republic. Switzerland won the women’s title. Preliminary results: www.eoc2014.fpo.pt/files/Results_EOC/Preliminary/relay.html
The highlight of the team’s week was undoubtedly Nick’s 28th place in the long distance final, as he edges closer and closer to a top 25 place. All results and GPS tracking can be found on the EOC 2014 homepage: www.eoc2014.fpo.pt
A number of the senior squad are looking forward to the JK in Wales this coming weekend, while Nick is competing for IFK Lidingö at the relay race Kolmårdskavlen in Sweden. After that, the Irish Championships in Wicklow (2-5th May) and WOC selection races in Italy (31st May-2nd June) are two big weekends for the senior team. Onwards and upwards!
JK 2014 website: www.thejk.org.uk/jk2014/index.php?pg=207
Kolmårdskavlen 2014 website: http://kolmardsdubbeln.se/
Irish Championships website: http://ioc2014.wordpress.com/
WOC selection races (at ‘3 days of Trenches’) website: http://www.3days2014.it/wordpress/?lang=en