Today the 2nd round of the World Cup kicks of in Rakvere, Estonia, doubling as the European Orienteering Championships (EOC). The championships starts with Middle Qualification on Wednesday and continues with Long distance on Thursday, Middle Final on Saturday and Relay on Sunday.
Australia is fielding its largest team at a European round of the World Cup in many years, with 6 men and 6 women competing in the coming days. The team is full of young, up and coming athletes and will be a great opportunity to experience elite forest orienteering on the world stage!
All competition days use different parts of the same terrain, which has typical moraine features (eskers, kames, drumlins) with a height difference of 20-30 metres. There are many hillocks and depressions with depths and heights up to 10 metres, with varied vegetation including large marshes and areas of low visibility.
The races can be followed on the IOF Live Centre here, with GPS tracking, live results and web TV for the Final races. The start times for the Australians in the Middle Qualification are:
Mikayla Cooper 20:15 AEST (13:15 local time)
Julia Gannon 20:21 AEST (13:21 local time)
Olivia Sprod 20:23 AEST (13:23 local time)
Caitlin Young 20:27 AEST (13:27 local time)
Michele Dawson 21:15 AEST (14:15 local time)
Emily Sorenson 21:15 AEST (14:15 local time)
Tristan Miller 20:10 AEST (13:10 local time)
Angus Haines 20:16 AEST (13:16 local time)
Brodie Nankervis 20:38 AEST (13:38 local time)
Ewan Shingler 20:56 AEST (13:56 local time)
Alastair George 21:32 AEST (14:32 local time)
Aston Key 21:32 AEST (14:32 local time)
Full start lists can be found here