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Nordic trip 2019 – orienteering in Lidingö

Nordic trip 2019 – orienteering in Lidingö

The first orienteering competition in my trip was IFK Lidingö, middle distance. It was a national level competition and nearly a thousand people participated. The scale was much more than the competitions in Hong Kong, there were a market and also a stall selling orienteering equipments. I participated in class H21 (H means men in Sweden). The map was very white and the difficulty was very high when compared to similar races in Hong Kong. As a result I returned…

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Orienteering trip to the Baltic coast: last days in Riga

Orienteering trip to the Baltic coast: last days in Riga

August 10th to 12th: Last days in Riga After I returned to Riga, there were two Latvia O-Week competitions remaining. On August 10, I went to Mazie Kangari to participate in the middle distance race. On August 12, I went to Turaida near Sigulda to participate in the long distance race. On August 10th, I returned to Riga after the competition and took the Ollex Express to the Hill of Crosses. The crosses originated from the Tsarist period. In order…

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Orienteering trip to the Baltic coast: WOC (Sprint), WTOC

Orienteering trip to the Baltic coast: WOC (Sprint), WTOC

August 4th to 9th: World Orienteering Championships (sprint), World Trail Orienteering Championships After arriving Riga, I reached at the main part of my journey: orienteering competitions. This year’s World Orienteering Championships and World Trail Orienteering Championships were held together. I am an official representative in TempO only, so I participated in the public events for the rest of the competitions. August 4th was the sprint World Championships, the preliminary was held in the park, and the final was held in…

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Orienteering trip to the Baltic coast: Falco Cup

Orienteering trip to the Baltic coast: Falco Cup

August 1st to 3rd: Falco Cup The three-day Falco Cup competition was held in Smiltynė. Our Hong Kong team travels daily between Klaipėda and Smiltynė. The first two days of the competition included PreO and TempO, and on the third day there was only PreO, which was a world ranking event. In PreO, I got 13/21 on the first day, 17/23 on the second day, and 18/28 on the third day world ranking event. The TempO competition had 3 stations…

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Orienteering trip to the Baltic coast: Curonian Spit (North)

Orienteering trip to the Baltic coast: Curonian Spit (North)

July 29-30: Curonian Spit (North) I went to the beach the next day after I arrived in Nida. The beaches there are divided into nude beach, ladies beach, family beach, etc. I went to the southernmost nude beach, went all the way south, and finally saw a sign. To the south is the border closed zone, and the lighthouse is at the national border. There was another tourist there, who gave me a telescope to look at the real border…

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FinTrailO 2018

FinTrailO 2018

In the past Easter, I went to Turku for FinTrailO 2018. There were 6 races in total: PreO+TempO on 30/3, TempO, PreO 1 and Night TempO on 31/3, PreO 2 on 1/4, and relay on 2/4. However, because I had a full time job at that time, due to holiday constraint, I could only participate in 3 out of the 6 races (and missed the chance of experiencing Finnish ice swimming and sauna at the first day where the PreO+TempO…

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3rd Egypt International Orienteering Championships

3rd Egypt International Orienteering Championships

Earlier this month, I went to Egypt for the 3rd Egypt International Orienteering Championship (EIOC) in conjunction with 7th Mediterranean Championship in Orienteering (MCO). There were 5 competitions in the whole series, 3 FootO competitions and 2 TrailO competitions. I departed Hong Kong by Turkish Airlines flight on 29th January to Istanbul and arrived on 30th January, joined the free layover tour and flew to Borg El Arab afterwards, and stayed in Arab Academy of Science, Technology and Maritime Transport…

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Beijing O Week – Day 8 (Linqigu, sprint) and conclusion

Beijing O Week – Day 8 (Linqigu, sprint) and conclusion

The final race of Beijing O Week was held outside Beijing, in Linqigu, Yongqing, Langfang. I was told to stay in Yongqing town, and get on a bus for local students to the event. However, the organiser bus was late and I didn’t arrive on time, which made me start last instead of first as originally arranged. The race was held in conjunction with China Open, which had many classes including competition classes and non-competition classes. My performance in this…

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Beijing O Week – Day 7 (Old Summer Palace, sprint)

Beijing O Week – Day 7 (Old Summer Palace, sprint)

The sprint WRE race was held in the Old Summer Palace (圆明园). The terrain was mainly open, but there were impassable bodies of water separating various areas requiring the use of bridges between. At the beginning of the race, I couldn’t match the map and the terrain quickly and wasted a lot of time, and there were some little hills in the middle of the course where I couldn’t get on quickly and need time to recognise the shape. Also,…

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Beijing O Week – Day 6 (Qinglonghu Park, sprint)

Beijing O Week – Day 6 (Qinglonghu Park, sprint)

Sprint race continued in Qinglonghu Park in conjunction with Beijing Students Orienteering Championships. After breakfast, we took a Fangshan taxi to the park. There were many participants in multiple classes in that race. I made minor mistakes and finished the race in 28 minutes and 36 seconds, while the winning time was 13 minutes and 46 seconds. After the race, we took a bus to Fengtai Dongdajie where we would be staying the following night.