The Swedes Johan Runesson and Albin Ridefelt claimed the top two spots in the prologue this morning, and will start first in the pursuit on Saturday afternoon in Aremark, Østfold. Tove Alexandersson has good margin before the pursuit in the women’s class.
NRK will air 5,5 hours of live orienteering from the pre-WOC/World Cup in Halden.
Today it was officially announced that Eidsberg Sparebank is WOC 2019's first Golden Sponsor. By that the organisers are one step closer to create a once in a lifetime experience. Østfold has never hosted any World Championships of any kind before, but that'll change with next year's WOC from 12th to 17th of August.
The competitors in the spectator races during WOC 2019 will get close to WOC and experiences to remember. The duo Anne Elisabeth Ramtvedt and Finn Henry Lillestrand bear the responsibility for conducting the six spectator races during WOC 2019 in Østfold from 12th to 17th of August.
There was a fantastic turnout for tonight´s volunteer kick off! We will need even more people, and here you can read more about how to report as a volunteer for WOC 2019.
Newly appointed Svend Sondre will help the WOC county on the way towards mapping of all schools, and a well structured organisation of volunteers during WOC 2019.
In the third edition of WOC2019's GPS Analysis Column World of O's Jan Kocbach takes a look at the GPS-tracking from Småleneløpet - a long distance race organized in April 2017 in very WOC relevant terrain north of Mysen. Again a must read for those interested in WOC 2019 terrain. This article is co-posted on World of O as Day 12 in World of O's "Route to Christmas".