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Discussion: Jukola/Tiomila

in: BigWillyStyle; BigWillyStyle > 2016-01-08

Jan 9, 2016 6:00 PM # 
For men: A chance of top-100 with good runs for the whole team and getting into the right groupings. That still means around 3 hrs behind the winners. CSU were 145th in 2014 with 6 present or previous WOC runners (including AliC) on the team just over 4 hrs behind.
For women: A definite chance of top-25. Based on previous WOC relays and 10-mila/Jukola relay runs by the women they can definitely hold their own with some of the best.
For men: Tougher competition with fewer legs to run since the best 10-mila teams will also have a good second team. Sub-200 with 150 a possibilty?
For women: Same chance here as in Tiomila - maybe even better since they may be even stronger with only four runners (Sam, Ali, Emily, Louise?).

Legal or not? I don´t think the organizers will care too much - it´s not like you are stacking a team to grab the victory - they´d rather be pleased to see teams from North America. I´ve heard from Brent L that they are planning for a Yukon team.

Go ahead!
Jan 9, 2016 11:44 PM # 
I'd have thought anyone could enter. Doesn't the whole country enter the Jukola?
Jan 9, 2016 11:56 PM # 
There are certain rules for combined teams.

In Sweden, i.e. Tiomila, you can legally combine runners from three clubs to make a team. The combination has to be announced in advance and you can´t just pick any runner on the day.
Last year there was a well publicized international womens' team with elite runners from more clubs (and countries) than three. There was actually some discussion with the organizers before they were allowed to run.

At Jukola they have different rules - I don´t know for sure about combined club teams, but the vast majority of teams ~1000+ are so called corporations made up of families, company teams etc. Those teams are basically not allowed to consist of "active competitive orienteers".

Long ago (in 1981) there was actually a Swiss national team competing in Jukola. They were not included in the final result list but would have ended up in top-10.
Jan 10, 2016 8:48 AM # 
Doesn't sound like orienteering to me. No wait a sec...

Navigation in the forest? Check
Convoluted rule system? Check
Teams disqualified? Check

Yep, it's orienteering all right.
Jan 10, 2016 5:21 PM # 
Pink Socks:
Club membership is easy. For example, couldn't you just get everyone to pay $14 to become CascadeOC members before relay registration?
Jan 11, 2016 8:41 PM # 
Pfft, or you could pay $20 Canadian and be a member of Edmonton Orienteering.
Jan 11, 2016 8:54 PM # 
Pink Socks:
I think the best solution is to pick some random club that nobody is a part of, like the Arkansas-Louisiana-Texas-Orienteering Society.
Jan 11, 2016 8:58 PM # 
Everyone can join Sammamish!!!
Jan 12, 2016 6:48 PM # 

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