WUOC model event report, with map

Today was model event day in Alicante for the WUOC competitors with Rosalind and Ruairi getting a taste for the terrain. The area was made up of dune areas with mixed forest and steeper slopes with open and undergrowth. Both enjoyed their run-out, though they recognised that they´ll need to be careful with vegetation changes and watch out for some unmapped paths. The fact that the area was adjacent to the Mediterranean meant a welcome dip for everyone after their run.

This evening sees the opening ceremony but the real business kicks off tomorrow when Ruairi has a 08.28 (Irish time) start on the 9.8k (690m climb) long distance course. Rosalind will be using the day to prepare for the upcoming sprint and middle. Temperatures are lower than at the weekend but will be in the mid-20s when Ruairi is finishing his race, so Rosalind has declared the forecast as “scorchio”!

Kieran Rocks, team manager