Welcome to WTOC
97 competitors from 23 countries travelled to Scotland for the 2012 World Trail Orienteering Championships based in Dundee on the 5-9th June. Congratulations to all those that took part, especially the winners.
Reports and photos
Overall mapping comment
You would think that a trailO event, even a world championship, would not demand too much mapping effort, with essentially only one course per day. Oh no! What with timed controls and solution maps, it all builds up. In all, the WTOC 2012 and the TempO World Trophy together required 47 maps to go to print in .pdf format exported from .ocd files. As the mapping and planning proceeded there was a huge number of corrections in converting the generalised 1:10000 map to a precision 1:5000 map around the control sites. To keep this process under control, each time a current map was corrected it was date labelled and archived. For obvious security all files were saved on both internal and external hard drives. Junk files were ditched. At the end of the mapping I was astonished to find a total number of 615 files in the WTOC 2012 folder! It did indeed build up.
Welcome to Scotland and to WTOC2012. The forested sand dunes of Tentsmuir will provide a very high level of technical challenge for TrailO and can easily accommodate two days of elite competition in contrasting terrain. The courses will be testing and the winners will be worthy World Champions.
Tentsmuir lies in the ancient Scottish Kingdom of Fife, home to Scotland's capital for six centuries, with a wealth of places of historic interest. Close to Tentsmuir is the Royal Burgh of St Andrews, home of golf and of Scotland’s oldest university, whilst the event centre and accommodation will be across the River Tay in the City of Discovery, Dundee.
All this and a warm Scottish welcome will ensure a fitting stage for a memorable World Trail Orienteering Championships.
There will be a full programme of public events mirroring the WTOC competition – giving the opportunity to test skills against the world’s best. Combined with the Scottish Championships Jubilee 5 and other local footO events in the area, this gives a full nine days of orienteering including classic footO, relay, sprintO, middle distance, MTBO, tempO and trailO.
Jubilee 5 multi-day event
|Tue 5 Jun||WTOC arrival, West Park, Dundee|
|Wed 6 Jun||
WTOC TempO World Trophy, Camperdown Park, Dundee
WTOC Opening Ceremony, West Park
Public TempO, Camperdown Park
TAY evening FootO, Camperdown Park
|Thu 7 Jun||
WTOC TrailO Model event, Tentsmuir
Public TrailO Model event, Tentsmuir
|Fri 8 Jun||
WTOC Day 1, Tentsmuir
Public TrailO Day 1, Tentsmuir
|Sat 9 Jun||
WTOC Day 2, Tentsmuir
WTOC Medal Ceremony, Tentsmuir
Public TrailO Day 2 & prizegiving, Tentsmuir
WTOC Closing Ceremony & Banquet, West Park
|Sun 10 Jun||KFO FootO - Devilla Forest, Kincardine|
WTOC latest news
6 June 2012
The competition started today with the TempO, results are here
1 June 2012
Tayside Orienteers offer you the opportunity of a run at Camperdown Park on the evening of Wednesday 6 June. For details look here.
31 May 2012
Final details for the public events are now available here. There will be limited EOD available.
30 May 2012
With just a week to go until the start of WTOC2012, preparations are almost complete. The organising team is looking forward to welcoming 97 competitors from 23 countries to the Championships. Bulletin 4 has now been published.
29 May 2012
Entires for the public events at WTOC are now closed. There will be limited entry on the day available. Final details will be posted here in the next couple of days.
28 May 2012
The venue for the FootO event on Sunday 10 June is now confirmed as Devilla Forest near Kincardine. THis is conveniently located for anyone returning to Edinburgh after WTOC. Full details are available on the Kingdom of Fife Orienteers website
2 May 2012
Many thanks to Buffera UK for their generous donation of buffs for WTOC prizes and mementos.
15 April 2012
Entries for the public events at WTOC are now open at Oentries. Full details of the events are on the 'Public Events' page.
13 April 2012
Bulletin 3 has now been published.
Entry form E2 is now available and must be returned by May 15th. Download Entry Form E2 here.
Information about each competitor is requested for use by the event commentator and should be returned along with the entry form. Download the competitor information form here.
These forms are for use by national federations only. Entry details for the public events can be found on the 'Public Events' page; entries will be open from April 15th.
15 March 2012
New information from IOF for athletes particpating in the paralympic class at WTOC is now available on the 'Championship Events' page
12 March 2012
As of today we have 89 athletes entered from 20 nations
16 January 2012
Entries for WTOC are coming in – 9 nations so far…
This entry form is for use by national federations entering teams for the World Championships. For entries to the public events, go to the 'Public Events' page.
30 November 2011
There will be a full 4 day programme of public TempO and TrailO events during the WTOC. This will include a model event and three competitive days with prizes provided by CompassSport.
11 October 2011
Bulletin 2a has now been published and entries for WTOC2012 are open.
27 June 2011
Bulletin 2 has now been published. (Note: there was no Bulletin 1 owing to the late award of the event to British Orienteering.)
Last edited: 11th Jun 12