GB athletes above:
Top row (left to right): Alexander Chepelin, Jonathan Crickmore, Graham Gristwood, Hector Haines.
Bottom row (left to right): Ralph Street, Chris Smithard, Jo Shepherd, Catherine Taylor.
Round up of the high class orienteering action from the 2017 World Orienteering Cup - Round 4.
The terrain for this race was typical Swiss coniferous forest and open alpine pasture with lots of contour and rock detail on moderate to steep slopes, all between 1300 and 1900 m above sea level. The Long Distance course planned for men was 11.7 km + 780 m climb, while the women had 7.7 km + 560 m climb.
Men – Long distance results
|8||Graham Gristwood||Great Britain||1:32:13|
|34||Ralph Street||Great Britain||1:41:48|
|49||Alexander Chepelin||Great Britain||1:44:53|
|51||Hector Haines||Great Britain||1:45:11|
|63||Jonathan Crickmore||Great Britain||1:49:21|
Women – Long distance results
|13||Catherine Taylor||Great Britain||1:17:43|
|55||Jo Shepherd||Great Britain||1:33:07|
The courses planned for men had 5.5 km with 275 m climb and women race over 4.7 km, climbing 225 m. This race and the Sprint Relay was fully televised and transmitted on IOF LiveCenter.
Men – Middle distance results
1 Matthias Kyburz Switzerland 33:31
2 Daniel Hubmann Switzerland 34:27
3 Emil Svensk Sweden 35:28
19 Graham Gristwood Great Britain 37:52
37 Ralph Street Great Britain 39:35
41 Hector Haines Great Britain 40:01
49 Alexander Chepelin Great Britain 40:20
63 Jonathan Crickmore Great Britain 42:20
Women – Middle distance results
1 Tove Alexandersson Sweden 35:09
2 Elena Roos Switzerland 36:24
3 Natalia Gemperle Russia 36:58
10 Catherine Taylor Great Britain 38:28
41 Jo Shepherd Great Britain 43:07
The Relay Final, a Sprint Relay for teams of four (2 men, 2 women in the order WMMW) was on a 1:4000 map of the town and took athletes through many side streets and narrow pathways and across some lawn areas.
Sprint Relay – results
1 Swedish Orienteering Federation Sweden 2 57:48
2 Norwegian Orienteering Federation Norway 1 57:57
3 Swiss Orienteering Switzerland 2 58:11
11 British Orienteering Great Britain 1 1:02:12
(Catherine Taylor, Chris Smithard, Jonathan Crickmore, Jo Shepherd)
For more information visit the World Orienteering Cup 2017 website here.
British Orienteering would like to wish all the athletes all the very best with their winter training and preparations for next year.