WOC 2019 Preview


The 2019 World Orienteering Championships take place next week in Norway.

There are Middle, Long & Relay medals to be won.

2019 sees the reintroduction of a qualification race for the Middle Distance.



Tuesday 13th August – Middle Qualification (9am)

Wednesday 14th August – Long Final (9am first start for men, 12.30pm first start for women)

Friday 16th August – Middle Final (12.30pm first start for women, 2.45pm first start for men)

Saturday 17th August – Relays (3.20pm women start, 5.30pm men start)


The Irish team is as follows along with the events they are running:

Aoife McCavana (Middle & Relay)

Roisin Long (Middle & Relay)

Niamh Corbett (Middle, Long & Relay)

Conor Short (Middle & Relay)

Nicolas Simonin (Middle & Relay)

Ruairi Short (Middle, Long & Relay)


The team leader for WOC is Ruth Lynam and Colm Moran is the reserve for the Men’s team.

Keep an eye on the Squad’s Facebook page for updates and for posts on


Best of luck to the team next week.


Darren Burke

Director of High Performance Orienteering


Orienteering in Ireland
Orienteering Ireland, Irish Sport HQ, Blanchardstown
D15 DY62, Ireland