As of today we have 39 teams registered, and the presence of a couple more (up to thre) is promised.
20 titles from world championships, one from JWOC and many other medals. These statistics can be from no-one else than Simone. What are her memories of her junior era?
All cuts and bruises are healed, all the JWOC 2013 tops are freshly laundered, and all our headlamps are recharged again ... The runners in the JWOC 2013 teams, fighting to do their best to promote their team‘s title, wish to thank you for your support, regardless of whether you expressed it via your computer keyboard or by your physical presence at the finishing line.
In the end of april, when the snow eventually melted, Hungarians ran their middle selection race in training area no.3 at courses which were developed out of current JWOC training session proposal. Apart from team selection considerations, the test generally proved JWOC course lengths at middle distance might be correct ;)
There are 72 days left before the Junior World Orienteering Championships in the Czech Republic starts in Hradec Králové. One of the favourites among men standing at the start line will be promising Swiss Florian Schneider from Switzerland. The bronze medallist from the middle distance from JWOC 2012 in Slovakia considers a mental preparation to be the most important part of an orienteering performance.
Entries for JWOC Tour finishes today.
Juniors and fans, get ready!
When someone in Sweden mentions his name, everyone imagines the most famous and the most popular sports commentator in whole country. Per Forsberg`s voice entertains fans at many events in various sports. We are lucky, that he is also going to be the speaker of the Junior World Orienteering Championships 2013 in Hradec Králové.
March 28: due to recent frosty weather, training areas for middle and long are still covered by 20-30cm of snow. At the same time, the weather forecast doesn´t promise any significant improvement for next 10 days. Even worse - some new snow fall is announced.
Recent heavy snowfall caused cancellation of Jarni pohar competition in Hradec Kralove (march 23-24). Teams are not recommended to come for training right now neither, as municipality warns people from entering harmed forests and in long/middle locations there is still much snow as well.
Nineteen years-old Danish junior orienteer Jakob Ekhard Edsen has had a lot of experience with the atmosphere of JWOC. After 4th place at the sprint distance last year, Junior World Orienteering Championships 2013 in the Czech republic is the event, where he wants to fulfil his medal dreams.
22-years old Swiss orienteering runner Matthias Kyburz participated in three Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) and won in total four medals. These huge successes started the great career of the young Swiss who became the sprint world champion last year at the World Orienteering Championships on his home ground in Lausanne. We asked him about his opinion on the role of the medals he won in his career and what he recommends to all young athletes.
Become a part of JWOC 2013! Support your team, watch the best juniors & taste JWOC terrains during 6 days of various, challenging orienteering in the middle of Europe. JWOC Tour - there are just 14 days left until the first entry deadline finishes!
The JWOC course-setters together with JWOC mapping team have decided not to have the rootstocks represented at JWOC maps.
Hereby we declare a small modification of the relay area: north border of the embargo goes now along a forest track, instead of cutting "squares".
Hradec Králové belongs to the country´s oldest cities, having received its town privileges from the king Přemysl Otakar I. back in 1225. The town was naturally sieged many times, like for example by the harsh Swedish army in 1639. This year, the Swedes - together with army of other nations - will be back to conquer the city center again. Sharp brains and fast legs were chosen as weapons this time.
How are the preparations going? What is arranged already and what still has to be done? We interviewed Milan Novotný, the director of JWOC 2013.
The Organising Committee of the Junior World Orienteering Championships 2013 (JWOC 2013) has decided to offer free-of-charge entry for the first three national teams to be registered from countries which did not participate in JWOC 2012 in Slovakia.
The on-line accommodation booking system for JWOC teams is now open. After having registered your basic team data, you can put in your accommodation requests. For more details read the instructions provided at booking pages. Note - the deadline for booking & payment is January 31st!
Boulder fields, boulder fileds… You need to run fast, but also absolutely safe. How? That´s the dilemma… One should probably ask Thierry to solve it… or perhaps Michal Jedlička, who won the very first race at Závora eleven years ago and today, by a nice coincidence, is back on stage as a course-setter of JWOC middle.
Former junior world champion has shown the fast way. Pavel Kubat has won the regional competition in the training area no.2 with a huge margin, while several junior national teams were also present at start.
Hilly, tough, but technically rather simple. Such might be the first hand feelings when having run a couple of JWOC 2013 long distance trainings... No doubt, the race is going to be typically continental. But what does it actually mean? Some examples from past could be helpfull...
The most visible Norwegian runner of this year’s JWOC, Eskil Kinneberg, bronze medalist in sprint, winner of long and finishman of bronze relay team was born in 1992, therefore his junior era is over. But Norwegian team has younger favourites too - two of them are Gunvor Hov Hoydal and Borger Christopher Melsom.
On 28 and 29 September 2012, OK99 Hradec Králové, in cooperation with SOK Turnov, organised Czech Champs in Long.
Áron Less, the JWOC´s senior event advisor, become - apart from course-setters - the very first man at JWOC courses. The hungarian official recently spent a couple of days in competition terrains near Trutnov and Hradec Králové.
Note, that in bulletin2 the JWOC 2013 sprint embargo area in Hradec Kralove was re-defined. While the area itself got just slightly larger, the access regime was changed significantly: almost completely no access approach.
For Tove Alexandersson, junior era ends this year, so she can not take part at JWOC anymore. But Tove was not the only star of Swedish team at JWOC 2012. Frida Sandberg was bronze at sprint and silver at long, middle and relay - therefore only she achieved medal from each competition!
Early in August, Swedish team was the first having spent a week in northeast Bohemia to taste training areas relevant for all types of competitions, from city sprint, across flat and fast relay forest to hilly and technically demanding middle and long areas.
Weather of the period between 30 June and 7 July 2012 hopefully won’t be repeated during the next year’s one in these dates...
Which trainings are available? How to order the maps or files? Wanna see some training maps samples? Which teams are coming for camps? Check the training activities section.
After a face-lift procedure, the new JWOC web is now getting ready to wake up and serve.
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