WOC 2012 Relay Preview

The Irish Team for the WOC relay which start tomorrow at 1230 (Irish time) is Nicolas Simonin on 1st leg, Colm Hill on 2nd, and Darren Burke on 3rd.

The womens relay starts at 1030 (Irish time) but there is no Irish team running. It will still be worthwhile following to see if the Finns can retain their title from last year or will the Swedish girls or the Swiss team challenge them.

In the mens race the Swiss team may have the favourites tag around their neck with their entire team having won medals earlier in the week. Thierry is running for the French, but after recent injury, will he have the fitness to help his team attempt to retain their title. The Scandanavian countries will all have strong teams, as will others, with Latvia having Edgar Bertuks on 3rd leg, having won the middle and taking a bronze medal in the Long, can the Latvian team get into the top 6. Should be an exciting relay.


The races can be followed live at There will be the usual radio controls, GPS tracking, tv coverage, etc.


Once the relay is over the teams will focus on the Banquet or WOC Soiree as the organisers are describing it. The Irish Team spent the afternoon in downtown Lausanne looking for a suitable outfit. All will be revealed, but probably not until after the event..

Orienteering in Ireland
Orienteering Ireland, Irish Sport HQ, Blanchardstown
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