pondělí 1. října 2012

Czech Long distance championships in Bohemian Paradise

Update: Added routechoices from final race

The most important competition of autumn part of seasson came last weekend. Terrains in heart of Bohemian Paradise promise really nice competition full of hard routechoices and hilly rocky surface.

Everything has started by Fridays qualification. Quest for Friday was crear - advance to final "A". Officials of Czech orienteering federation did one quite big difference in comparison with last years. Winner of qualification race should be in forest 70 minutes. It is 10 more minutes than before and also it means that in this race will be necessery to spend more energy...

In qualification I did just few small mistakes, so i qualified myself from 5. place. But... as you can see on the map, terrain was really poor for championships, almost 1/3 of track was running on field or on some compulsory leg... But probably it was tax to have better final in better terrains.

So on Saturday it was better, at least about organizations, but still there were some weird things. On the other hand, there was prepared many perfect staffs which was in only Czech competition for very first time. Combination of GPS tracking and live television broadcasting was absolutelly perfect!

You can see nice TV footage from Czech television. If you are interesting in me, you can skip to time 67:40 and than 103:00) Also you can see GPS tracking from Trac-track system. And also link to routechoices on 2DRerun
So you have already seen everything you can so I can reveal my result. I did a lot of orientation mistakes and in the end of race I was out of forces, therefore I ended on 27. place. It wasnt my best result, but staying in television is good motivation for next trainings :-)

After Saturdays competition was in Turnov also banquet. During last week I was qualified to semi-final of Czech championships in Catching features (popular computer o-game). We played semi-final on computers with many spectators in wonderful atmosphere :-D I qualified also to final competition, but there I lost with absolute winner - Jakub Škoda. Big congratulation to him!

When I was in Czech Republic and I had free Sunday, I realised to continue with competiting. On Hana region Relay cup.


It was almost fight of Relays of my Czech club Magnus orienteering. Here you can see results

Before Relay start