World University Orienteering Championships 2016

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World University Orienteering Championships 2016

Miskolc, Hungary

The Australian team has settled into the accommodation at Miskolc University in preparation for the start of the WUOC today with the Opening Ceremony this afternoon.

Australia has a team of six men and five women who will compete in the events. These events are: Sprint distance, Long distance, Sprint Relay, Middle distance and Relay.

The team is:

Men: Andrew Barnett, Lachlan Dow, Matt Doyle, Ian Lawford, Henry McNulty, Brodie Nankervis.

Women: Nicola Blatchford, Michele Dawson, Belinda Lawford, Heather Muir, Krystal Neumann.

All the events will be held in the area to the west of Miskolc and the terrain maps are in a similar area to the WOC 2009 maps. Tomorrow the first event will be the Sprint distance at Lillafured. This map is described as two generally flat areas of urban and park terrain connected by a steep hillside with hanging gardens. The terrain looks intense with it being a small area there will be a map change during the course with both maps printed on the same side.

Australia will be represented in the Sprint by: Men- Brodie Nankervis, Henry McNulty, Ian Lawford and Lachlan Dow. Women- Heather Muir, Belinda Lawford, Krystal Neumann and Michele Dawson.

Radio split times, GPS tracking of selected runners and commentary will be available online

www.wuoc2016.hu

from 10:00 Local time (6:00pm EST).

It is planned to provide reports from each event if time permits and internet connection is good enough.

Nick Dent