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Tweet Wednesday 24th May 2017

Great Britain has two strong teams taking part in the World Cup Sprint Relay tonight in Finland.

Timed to coincide with World Orienteering Day, the relay will take place in the heart of the Finnish city of Turku. With around 30 teams competing, the racing will be fast, furious and exciting. You can follow all the action here.

15:50 (13:50 BST)     Leg 1: Cat Taylor and Megan Carter-Davies
                                     Leg 2: Peter Hodkinson and Chris Smithard
                                     Leg 3: Ralph Street and Jonny Crickmore
                                     Leg 4: Tessa Strain and Charlotte Ward

The LIVE orienteering broadcast will offer expert commentary by David Brickhill-Jones for the Sprint Relay, and Mikko Reitti for the Sprint, Middle and Long Distance.

Tickets are available for purchase using PayPal directly on the Live Orienteering website and will cost 4€ to watch each race, but a special offer means you can watch all of the races for 12€! The payment is linked to the LIVE Orienteering user and only this user will be able to access the premium content and only one device can be logged on to the same user simultaneously.

A new format has been introduced for the first round of the World Cup and continues tomorrow with the Sprint Qualification and Sprint Final before moving onto the middle distance on Saturday and finishing with a chasing start long distance on Sunday. The chasing start will be based on the combined results of the Sprint Qualification and the Middle Distance and the first athlete to finish on the Long Distance will be the overall winner of Round 1, claiming 800€ prize money.

Schedule (BST is 2 hours earlier):

24th May 2017 15:50 - 17:00 Sprint Relay
25th May 2017 10:00 - 12:30 Sprint Qualification
25th May 2017 18:00 - 20:00 Sprint Final
27th May 2017 12:15 - 13:45 Middle Distance, Women
27th May 15:15 - 16:45 Middle Distance, Men
28th May 10:00 - 12:30 Long Distance, with chasing start

The very best of luck to all of our athletes taking part!