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Discussion: World Cup Finland

in: Orienteering; General

Jun 6, 2019 8:34 PM # 
Starts on Saturday

Team Canada:
Emma Waddington
Jan Erik Naess
Christian Michelsen
Emily Kemp
Jun 7, 2019 1:32 AM # 
Pretty strong line-up if I may say so.... :)
Jun 7, 2019 8:41 PM # 
Are start times somewhere?

Team USA:
Jun 8, 2019 12:03 AM # 
Start times:
Jun 8, 2019 9:08 AM # 
Is there a link to free live results anywhere?
Jun 8, 2019 10:09 AM # 
Jun 8, 2019 10:55 AM # 
Jun 10, 2019 2:47 AM # 
Did anyone else notice Aston Key had an 8 minute split between the 1st and 2nd radio controls (2.2km and 5.6km) jumping 69 places? At first I thought it must be due to having a shorter butterfly leg, but he was the only runner with such a short split. The next fastest was 17:47 by Bergman, most of the later runners took over 20 minutes.
Jun 10, 2019 2:56 AM # 
No I didn't notice.
Jun 10, 2019 3:27 AM # 
Where can I get one of those fast emit bricks?
Jun 10, 2019 4:53 AM # 
3.4km in 8 minutes might be the fastest orienteer in Australia

(yes I did see Aston had a flyer)
Jun 10, 2019 5:21 AM # 
Is it common to start people from the same nation back-to-back in World Cup events? I see it occurred several times during the middle distance event and you can watch Andrew Barnett's dot get overtaken by Aston's (1.5mins) then they pretty much stick together for most of the rest of the course, although I know it happens also with anyone in these events.
Jun 10, 2019 5:29 AM # 
Uncle JiM:
Were they using those new Emits that dont record MP's?
Jun 10, 2019 6:15 AM # 
tRicky the starts for the pursuit were based on the finish order for the middle, which in turn was based on world rankings.
Jun 10, 2019 8:29 AM # 
Jun 10, 2019 9:15 AM # 
The live results didn't seem to show up any MP's. They still don't have the official results out but the preliminary ones show that Aston MP'd and Rob Bennett got DQ'd for some reason.
Jun 10, 2019 9:23 AM # 
My guess is that Aston accidentally (?) skipped one of the loops in the diamond. I noticed that he appeared in the live feed at the next TV control with his #300-bib among runners way above in starting position. At least he must have gotten some high speed training in.
Jun 10, 2019 10:56 AM # 
Uncle JiM:
He ran the 1st 2 controls of the Diamond (North) loop and continued on the course
Jun 10, 2019 9:24 PM # 
The World Cup Sprint Relay takes place in Helsinki's Senate Square beside the many steps up to the Helsinki Cathedral. Race terrain (streets, alleyways, stairs, etc.) preview courtesy of Darude.

Jun 10, 2019 10:19 PM # 
But not a great preview of how to run down stairs!
Jun 11, 2019 1:01 AM # 
Is she carrying the relay maps in that case, being chased by the IOF (male) and a teammate (female)?
Jun 11, 2019 2:29 AM # 
No its just the new emit brick.
Jun 11, 2019 1:26 PM # 
Go Team Canada in the sprint relay today! The team of Emma, Jan Erik, Christian, and Emily will be exciting to watch!! Unfortunately I will be out in the woods mapping for a project that should have been done a while ago so will have to watch the replay.
Jun 11, 2019 3:20 PM # 
Tove appeared to pass right through out of bounds at 6F.
Jun 11, 2019 4:00 PM # 
Wow that was exciting. With up to four teams per country that is a lot of awesome talent racing head to head.
Jun 11, 2019 4:14 PM # 
Yeah... Sweden made it less exciting though. Cool to see Emma in the pack there!
Jun 11, 2019 4:19 PM # 
Unusual tactic from Sweden to put Tove out first and get out of sight off the front.
Jun 11, 2019 5:51 PM # 
Well, Karro won the swedish sprint champs over Tove last week, so I think they felt she was the strongest sprinter. Plus she has the killer finishing kick. Also, hope you feel better soon, Graeme!
Jun 11, 2019 9:09 PM # 
A lot went through what appeared to be oobs near 6.
Jun 12, 2019 5:02 AM # 
Didn’t see the race, but in general I wouldn’t trust GPS tracks absolutely in a dense urban environment - certainly not to the point of disqualifying someone without other supporting evidence.
Jun 12, 2019 6:56 AM # 
You can see the replay for free. It certainly does look like a lot of people went through the OOB but it also looks like a bunch of people went into the middle of the OOB main road to the west and through buildings, etc.
Jun 12, 2019 1:30 PM # 
@graeme - Unusual tactic = not so unusual since that´s how they ran at WOC last year too.
Tove is a strong runner but lacks that extra speed (that Karro has) that might be needed in a close sprint finish on the world level.

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