Last week I spent in Switzerland with my club IFK Lidingö. In five days we did 8 training in relevant terrains for the World Orienteering Championship 2012. The camp was well organized with help from our Swiss runner Ines Brodmann, and challenged us in all the types of terrain we will meet next summer. I am glad I am running for a club that priorities to help the runners to prepare well for the international championships like WOC and EOC, and not only focus on the big relays.
Friday Night we participated in the first race of the night orienteering league Bern by Night. The terrain was steep and the fog made it difficult to have a good overview. I did a quite stabile performance, and was in the leading group until the second last control. There I lost 3 minutes in an area where the map was a bit strange. My club mate Filip Dahlgren handled it well and won the race. Results
In my Digital Orienteering Map Archive you can now find maps from all the training. On some of the long distance trainings we were testing route choices and I was not always running where I thought was fastest. Some places the vegetation had also changed since the map was made.
Øystein trives i VM-terrenget, Orientering.no