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Mountain Biking Orienteering Competitions - 26 June - 1 July 2018

EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN BIKE ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS 
EUROPEAN JUNIOR MOUNTAIN BIKE ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS
MOUNTAIN BIKE ORIENTEERING WORLD CUP ROUND 1
WORLD MASTERS MOUNTAIN BIKE ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS

26 June - 1 July 2018, Hungary

Yesterday was the Model Event and the terrain similar to the Mass Start today is very hilly and recent rain has encouraged "luxury" growth of vegetation, making conditions tough. Former double silver medal Olympian downhill skier M60 Peter Müller described it as "Green Hell" after his session. 

26 June - 1 July 2018, Hungary

The Sprint, Middle and Long races later in the week form part of the World Masters Series 2018 (WMS18). This is a 17 race series across the globe with best 7 races to count. Currently GB are placed well in a number of classes with Charlie Somers-Cocks and Keith Dawson leading the WMS rankings in W55 and M60 respectively with newcomer Alistair Powell 2nd in M40 and Angela Brand-Barker 2nd in W55 completing 1-2-3 in W55 for GB with Karena Hanley. Tim Evans is currently in 3rd place in M55, the most competitive Masters class of all.

Ian Nixon and World top ten Clare Dallimore hope to perform well in the Mass Start in the Elite Classes today with the Sprint on Thursday after what promises to be a very tough challenge in the Mass Start today.

Keith Dawson, says:  "Many Masters foot O competitors are now turning to MTBO as it is easier on joints such as knees, but not the cardio-vascular system. Moving at speeds way faster than running the navigational and route Choice challenges give a great blend of technical and physical workout and the WMS has provided a new incentive to race around Europe and further afield." 


EMTBOC & WCup 1, EJMTBOC, WMMTBOC 2018

Masters and Open

Mass Start

GBR

M40 Alistair Powell
W50 Sarah Bayliss
M50 Killian Lomas
M50 Andy Conn
W55 Karen Hanley
W55 Charlie Somer Cocks
M55 Timothy Evans (CLARO)
W60 Linda Cairns
W60 Caroline Dallimore
M60 Nick Dallimore
M60 John Rawden
M60 Keith Dawson (Interlopers)
M60 Stuart Norman (British Army OC)

 

EMTBOC & WCup 1, EJMTBOC, WMMTBOC 2018

Masters and Open

Sprint

GBR

M50 Alistair Powell
W50 Sarah Bayliss
M50 Andy Conn
M50 Killian Lomas
W55 Charlie Somers Cocks
W55 Karena Hanley
M55 Timothy Evans (CLARO)
W60 Linda Cairns
W60 Caroline Dallimore
M60 Keith Dawson (Interlopers)
M60 Nick Dallimore
M60 Steven Smirthwaite (Moravian)
M60 John Rawden

OPEN M35

Ian Nixon

OPEN A

Clare Dallimore (South Wales OC)

 

Follow the Championships on the Live+ link on the website here  and GPS tracking live.

Full programme can be found here.

 

British Orienteering wishes all members all the very best as they compete in these Championships over the next few days.

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