WOC Long wins Course of the Year

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A fantastic long distance course in Scottish wilderness takes the honors as “Orienteering Course of the Year 2015″, in a vote by more than 1000 individuals in the orienteering community. Congratulations go to the course setter team Steve Nicholson and Brian Bullen and to everybody else involved in designing the courses.

08th Dec 15

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This should also be a big encouragement to the Scottish World Championships organizers who dared to put the orienteering challenges first and organize one of the most important races in the year so far into the wilderness that the arena was not even properly reachable by mobile phone.

The men’s course in the World Orienteering Championships Long distance wins with nearly three times as many votes as the World Cup long distance in Tasmania in second place – a massive victory! The World Cup Long distance in Arosa, Switzerland finished third. The Danish Championships sprint is the “Sprint Course of the Year 2015″ and the JWOC Middle distance is the “Middle distance course of the Year 2015″.

See full results and an interview with the course setters on the WorldofO.com website

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by Paul Frost