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The 2017 World Orienteering Championships in Estonia starts today!

Estonian Orienteering Federation is pleased to welcome everybody to be a part
of the largest and most prominent orienteering event in the history of Estonian orienteering, the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2017. 

Athletes taking part in the World Orienteering Championships will experience a rich mixture of terrain types. The sprint races take place in the city of Tartu and the town of Viljandi, and the forest venues are based on the smaller settlements Rõuge and Vitipalu.

The Sprint Qualification will be held in the centre of the University town Tartu today. The terrain is a mix of old town and modern parts of the town with mostly paved ground and a hilly park with soft ground and numerous paths.

The start list is now available and the Great Britain athletes in today’s Sprint Qualification race have been announced to be as follows:

Sprint Qualification Women
Arena: Tartu
Date: Friday 30 June
Time: 13:00-14:00 local time

Jo Shepherd


Great Britain

13:12:00 (local time)
11:12:00 (BST)

Megan Carter-Davies


Great Britain

13:18:30 (local time)
11:18:30 (BST)


Alice Leake


Great Britain

13:50:30 (local time)
11:50:30 (BST)

British Summer Time – the GBR athletes will be competing in the Sprint World Qualifiers

11:12:00          Jo Shepherd
11:18:30          Megan Carter-Davies
11:50:30          Alice Leake

Sprint Qualification – Men
Arena: Tartu
Date:  Friday 30 June
Race:  Sprint Qualifier
Time: 14:00-15:00 local time

Chris Smithard


Great Britain

14:07:00 (local time)
12:07:00 (BST)

Peter Hodkinson


Great Britain

14:24:00 (local time)
12:24:00 (BST)

Kristian Jones


Great Britain

14:48:30 (local time)
12:48:30 (BST)

British Summer Time is two hours behind Estonia – therefore the athletes will be competing at the following BST – don’t miss out on the live action.

12:07:00          Chris Smithard
12:24:00          Peter Hodkinson
12:48:30          Kris Jones

For more information about the World Orienteering Championships 2017 – Bulletin 4 can be found here.

Keep up with all of the action as and when it happens.

Full Start List – here 

Live Page from the Sprint Qualifications – here

Live Results – here

British Orienteering would like to wish the GB athletes all the very best as they compete in today’s Sprint Qualifier at the World Orienteering Championships.  Good luck GB!