World University Orienteering Championships - Middle Distance
World University Orienteering Championships
The middle distance race was held in a relatively flat area, dissected by some steep rocky gullies. The underfoot conditions were very stony and many people suffered from blisters. Apart from that, the runnability was relatively good but the many bushes reduced visibilty so it was easy to pass close to a control without seeing it. Small mistakes were almost inevitable.
Hollie Orr again ran an excellent race making only small errors and ended up in 8th place. Anne Edwards also had a good run to finish 15th.
Mark Nixon made one 2-minute error which kept him out of the top ten but finished a very respectable 18th. Doug Tullie felt he ran a bit too hard and made mistakes in the circle finishing 23rd.
Martin Hubmann of Switzerland, yesterday's sprint winner added another gold to his collection. But Sweden dominated the women's race today and there was a popular bronze for Spain, the home nation.
Women 4.0 km 125m
1. Lilian Forsgren SWE 29.39
Men 5.4 km 180m
1. Martin Hubmann SUI 32.49
Posted on Thursday 5th July 2012