Orienteering at the World Police and Fire Games

The orienteering event for the 2007 World Police and Fire Games was held on Saturday 17th March in Belair National Park near Adelaide in ideal weather conditions.  Participants from 14 countries including Spain, Germany, USA, United Kingdom and Australia, competed in open and a number of veteran age groups.  As well as police and fire services, competitors also represented customs, correctional services, immigration services and border police.

The physically demanding courses challenged but were enjoyed by all competitors, with Szymon Lawecki from Poland (State Fire Service) winning the Open Men’s 6.9 km course in 46:24 mins.  Open Women was won by Anja Wursig from Germany (Brandenberg Police) with 87:24 mins for the 5.8 km course.   Timea Horvath from Hungary (Budapest Police) completed the same course in the Senior A Women class in 67:14 mins.

All courses from the event which was organised by Onkaparinga Hills Orienteers on behalf of the 2007 World Police and Fire Games organisation, were open to the general orienteering community in the afternoon following the Games medal presentation.

WPFG Starters

Competitors from Australia, United Kingdom and Spain are shown punching at the start.