Australians continue to have a presence in the European season

Australians continue to have a presence in the European season, in both the recently-concluded Swedish 5-Days and the forthcoming Swiss O Week.

At the Swedish 5-Days, the world’s largest individual orienteering event, a dozen Australians were amongst more than 9,000 participants, including leading WOC team member Julian Dent, and three members of the JWOC team. The best overall performer was Susanne Casanova, who was tenth in W35. Dent, with WOC approaching, did not run all five days, but achieved top-twenty results in M21E on two of the three days he did finish, day 2 (sprint) and day 4 (middle).

The Swiss O Week got under way today with a prologue before getting into full swing tomorrow. Several WOC team members are starting the European phase of their preparation there, including Rob Preston, Simon Uppill and Aislinn Prendergast.

Swedish 5-days results: www.oringenonline.com

Swiss O-Week: www.swiss-o-week.ch