Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Maps and pictures from New Zealand

The three weeks since I came home from New Zealand has gone fast, and I have now finally managed to uploaded a quite big selection of pictures from the weeks on the North Island to my web gallery, including several pictures I have got from different friends.

I have also uploaded maps from all the competitions and most of the trainings to my Digital Orienteering Map Archive. The training on Flock Hill (map to the right) was one of the highlights.

During the weeks on the North Island I had focus on the World Cup races, and preparations to them, so I was not doing so many touristic things. The infection I got in my right thigh also made me miss 5 days of training, and partly also the chances to do as well as I had hoped in the WC races. After the WC races I was participating in Sprint the Bay before I headed to the South Island.

The pictures from my visit to New Zealand in January 2011 shows some of the nice places on the North Island I visited then, but missed now, like the Coromandel Peninsula, Rotorua, Taupo and the Tongariro Crossing.

I have already been writing a report from the South Island, and uploaded a lot of pictures.

Here is links to all the blog post I made during the trip to New Zealand:

Monday, February 4, 2013

Bergen Sprint Camp

Last weekend i participated in Bergen Sprint Camp together with 250 other orienteering runners, including the Norwegian National Team. In total it was 6 quality trainings in 3 days, where 4 of them was with high intensity and counted as an overall competition.

My best performance was the City Sprint, where I had the fastest time. I took not the best route choice on all legs, but had a good flow in my orienteering and almost avoided hesitation. You can see my map to the left, and a route choice analysis made by Jan Kocbach. The organizers page with results, all maps, GPS tracking and GPS analyses are well worth a visit. Rune Olsen and Mari Fasting was the overall winners after the Knock Out Sprint.

I was a bit tired during the training camp, and could still feel the jet lag after coming home from New Zealand. It was still really good trainings, and I hope to come back to Bergen Sprint Camp also next year. Last night I visited my uncle, and I will today have a long run to Gullfjellet with Jan Fjærestad and Ivar Haugen, before I go home tonight.

Annica Gustafsson has written a longer report (in Swedish) on IFK Lidingö's homepage.