The Middle Distance will take place near Smržovka, situated in Jablonec nad Nisou district. The forest is a challenging mountain terrain with broken ground, partly marshy, hilly and physically demanding. The competitors will meet steep slopes with granite boulders and cliffs (map link).
The qualification races (3 heats per gender) is a shortened Middle distance with 3,5 – 4 km course lengths. The Middle distance final consists of the competitors placed number 15 and better in each qualification race.
Results for the GB team earlier today:
Women’s Middle Results - Middle Qualification race
Cat Taylor - Heat A - 15th
Megan Carter-Davies - Heat B - 15th
Grace Molloy - Heat C - 20th
This means both Cat and Megan will progress to the Middle Final later today.
Men’s Official Results in the Middle Qualification:
Ralph Street - Heat A - 8th
Peter Bray - Heat B - 13th
Alastair Thomas - Heat C - 16th.
As it stands, Ralph and Peter will be through to the final later today, unfortunately Alastair just missed out!
Get set for watching some more outstanding world orienteering performances again this afternoon.
The World Orienteering Championships 2021: Middle-distance Final Start List is published.
GB athletes who have qualified for the final with their start times:
Peter Bray 16:44 (UK time 15:44)
Ralph Street 17:06 (UK time 16:06)
Catherine Taylor 17:55 (UK time 16:55)
Megan Carter-Davies 17:59 (UK time 16:59)
Watch and follow the action live!
Wishing all four of our GB elite athletes all the very best of luck as they get set to compete in the Middle-distance Final shortly.
Photo: Ralph Street competing in the Qualification Middle distance today.
Photo credit: Tomáš Bubela (WOC 2021 website).