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Tweet Thursday 28th September 2017

The final round of the Orienteering World Cup 2017 takes place this weekend in Grindelwald, Switzerland.

After 8 competitions in 3 Countries, there are three women still in with a chance of winning, but it looks very likely that it will be Natalia Gemperle (RUS) and Tove Alexandersson (SWE) who make up the two highest positions on the podium in Switzerland. In the men’s World Cup, there is an even tighter final where 12 men have the chance to win. There is a total of 200 new points to claim on the Long and Middle distance on Friday and Saturday. Who will claim them?

The Team World Cup will have its final Competition with the Sprint Relay on Sunday. Team Sweden have already claimed the top position but the rest of the podium is something for Switzerland, Russia and Norway to sort out.

British team consists of 

Men Women
Alexander Chepelin Jo Shepherd
Jonathan Crickmore Catherine Taylor
Graham Gristwood  
Hector Haines  
Ralph Street
Chris Smithard (MSR)

The Mixed Sprint Realy team will be:

  • Catherine Taylor
  • Chris Smithard
  • Jonathan Crickmore
  • Jo Shepherd

Good luck to the team as they prepare for the Long distance race tomorrow.


Friday 29th September – Long distance

  • First start: 11:40, Last start:15:10 (UTC + 2, CEST).
  • Expected Finish Women: 16:20, Expected Finish Men: 16:40 (UTC + 2 i.e. CEST)

Saturday 30th September – Middle

  • Start times Women 10:00 to 13:24 (UTC + 2 i.e. CEST)
  • Start times Men 11:30 to 14:59 (UTC + 2 i.e. CEST)

Sunday 1 October –  Sprint Relay

  • Start times 14:25 (UTC + 2 i.e. CEST)

Media Coverage

LIVE orienteering will be available globally on the web.  All broadcasts on LIVE Orienteering will have Livestream with English language commentators, GPS tracking and LIVE results.

LIVE Orienteering Ticket – Weekend offer costs 10 EURO and includes Saturday’s Middle and Sunday’s Sprint Relay competitions. Tickets are purchased at The Weekend ticket is purchased on the Event page on LIVE Orienteering. Day tickets are purchased if you click on a specific competition day on the Event page.