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Discussion: Help finding a specific O video

in: Orienteering; General

May 9, 2017 12:57 AM # 
I'm reaching out to you all for help! When I'm teaching orienteering to middle school (11-14) kids, I have shown a bunch of videos. These are kids who may never go to a meet, but I want them to see that it is a "real sport" ... but also that it is something that kids do, that the woods are so cool, that maps are so cool, and that it is fun!

There was one video I loved, and in spite of too many hours of searching today, I can't find it. It was, I think, done by a group at a training camp, in Europe. There was fantastic terrain - a small piece of map with what looked like 100s of small depressions. Then you saw two coaches standing in the forest looking around, a bit confused. Then suddenly kids pop up out of holes run to different ones, and 'disappear' again. It happens a few times. Later I think there was a scene of frolicking in a swamp, but that might have been a different one. This video would be at least 2 or 3 years old, but might be considerably older.

If you know this one, and can post a link, thank you!!!!
May 9, 2017 1:14 AM # 
Well there's a training that's new to me. :-)
May 9, 2017 5:08 AM # 
I know exactly what you mean, can see the video in my head, but there is nothing that stands out enough for a search. Thought it was eastern European, might be wrong, though.
May 9, 2017 12:37 PM # 
I don't remember seeing the one you mention, but it sounds great and I'll add it to the list on the OUSA site if someone finds it.

In the meantime, I really like "Orienteering: more than just running" which is the video you can find linked at the top left of the OUSA home page (showing high school aged competitors...a boy and a girl, starting off on a track. The girl veers off into the woods to do an O course while the boy goes 'round and 'round and 'round on the track).
May 9, 2017 1:08 PM # 
Another video that I've been trying to find was one of a bunch of juniors in Norway (I think), running to a control while waist deep in a marsh. I thought I had saved the link, but can't find it anywhere.
May 9, 2017 1:38 PM # 
There's a GoPro video from Døpeløpe 2016 on YouTube. That the one?
May 9, 2017 4:21 PM # 
That looks like a fun orienteering for juniors. Practice Scandinavian marsh running (in an extreme form).
May 9, 2017 7:55 PM # 
That's not the one that I was thinking of, but it looks like a lot of fun!
May 9, 2017 8:02 PM # 
JimBaker it's a great event that the youth in our club put on every year. All the controls are in wet features and the map is made up of manipulated or hand drawn fragments. I did it one year (thrilling the young organizers who had previously dismissed me as old and boring) and my upper body was destroyed by the end of it. Pulling yourself out of all those marshes is hard work!
May 9, 2017 8:43 PM # 
I can imagine...even running through Scandinavian marshes was work, even when I was younger. Maybe one of our youth training camps can have such a race someday. A good way to make fun out of pushing hard through difficult terrain.
May 9, 2017 10:22 PM # 
P.Stromme: this one maybe (also from Døpeløpe)?
May 10, 2017 3:30 AM # 
Yes, that's the one! Thank you.
May 10, 2017 3:50 AM # 
I know this doesn't help find the one in question, but This one is a pretty decent promo video. Hoping somebody else can find the one Khall asked about.
May 11, 2017 11:02 PM # 
Hoping somebody can still answer Khall's original request - that one sounds interesting.
May 12, 2017 1:18 AM # 
Sorry I can't help Kristin but, I really thought the first part of BorisGr's broadcast of Tiomila youth relay could be pretty inspiring. It's obvious that they are just kids, some looking quite young and boys and girls mixed---and, there are a lot of kids.

This link might work

Probably should be edited to make it more of a promotional video but, it is the real thing.
May 12, 2017 5:52 AM # 
I thought the youth relay coverage was very good, as far as I watched. Would have been even better if I'd known some of the kids. Oh to have such numbers!
May 15, 2017 7:03 PM # 

Thanks for all the new ideas, too.

The video is YouTube O-Lessons in Trentino

I have no idea why it took so long to find, it even has "holes" in the description, yet searches didn't find it. Ah well. Enjoy!
May 15, 2017 10:29 PM # 
Some other nice videos:
Oringen 2014:
Hubmann brothers, Go Hard or Go Home:
Kenny tripping over a wire:
Jukola 2016: (epic scale)
May 15, 2017 10:50 PM # 
Kristin I think I know why you couldn't find the Trentino video. The internet mis-filed it under "submissions on ISOM201X"
May 16, 2017 11:30 AM # 
That map, with ALL the depressions...Stefano showed it to us!

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