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Discussion: Countries

in: blairtrewin; blairtrewin > 2018-04-29

Apr 30, 2018 11:20 AM # 
Interesting, I've only orienteered in five countries (unless I count the orientering leg of the China AR I did in 2016 in a rural village) and one of those was Estonia (I missed Poland WMTBOC in 2014 due to either lack of holidays or an XPD clash, I forget which). Should be able to start increasing those numbers now that I qualify for Masters - I'll be adding three more countries later this year.

Speaking of China, the AR I did there also had a well attended opening ceremony by all the local dignitaries and the general public that happened to be in the area.
Apr 30, 2018 11:44 AM # 
Really interesting reads from your China experience.

I've orienteered in 40 countries but it is a lot easier when you live in Europe & there are direct flights to almost anywhere from London. It is good fun getting new ones, especially when you turn up (as I try and do) to a "random" local event rather than a big fancy one.

Peo Bengtsson claims 110 countries but that includes loads where they've literally mapped a bit of terrain to put 5 controls in, so I don't think they count. If you only take countries where orienteering is done locally on a reasonably regular basis I reckon you get to around 50-60.

(Oh and hello Blair. Long time no see and hope you don't mind me reading your stuff!)
Apr 30, 2018 12:20 PM # 
You mean you aren't going to HK for the Asian Champs in December? Would be a great option for anyone who wanted to avoid Christmas...the catch is that 2 of the 4 races are relays which makes it a bit awkward for anyone without a team:
May 1, 2018 12:29 PM # 
Think I've done 28.

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