Wednesday, April 14, 2010

WOC 2010 Preparation Heating Up

The Australian orienteering team preparations for the World Orienteering Championships (WOC) 2010 is heating up just like the weather in Scandinavia. The snow is melting fast after a long and cold winter, unveiling this years battlegrounds for the WOC medals. The focus this year will be solely on Scandinavian terrain as the World Championships return to orienteering's traditional home of Scandinavia, in Trondheim Norway in August.

After racing the first National League races in Australia, I (Julian Dent) have headed over to Sweden to train and prepare for WOC in Scandinavian terrain. Over the next three weeks I'll be training and competing with Malung Orienteering Club, who have been long supporters of Australian orienteers. Beginning with Grant Bluett and Rob Walter and more recently Simon Uppill and myself, they provide great opportunities and support for training in Scandinavian terrain. The competition and training program over the next three weeks involves:

15/16 April: Training Camp

17 April: Kolmårds Middle Distance
18 April: Kolmårdskaveln

24/25 April: Stigtomtakaveln

30 April: Swedish Eliteseries Sprint Distance

1/2 May - Tiomila Relay

You'll be able to follow progress here and on my Attackpoint blog.


  1. hope you can continue your 10 race winning streak!

  2. good one Jules.

    We'll be watching.