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WTOC 2018 ends in style with the Relay Event

Friday saw a packed programme end in style with the Relay event. The first 2 competitors in each team were to select 10 controls each from the 30 on offer (leaving the poor "third man with no choice!) before proceeding to a TempO station. The 3rd competitor, however, had to go into quarantine before proceeding in reverse order of standing to a spectator TempO station. Any mistakes were converted into time penalties. (The spectator control was clearly a tough one, as no competitor made 4 correct answers).

Nick Barrable got Team GB off to a good start with a steady 1st leg, putting Team GB 4th. By the end of Leg 2, the team was still handily placed, lying 6th after a good PreO stint from Ian Ditchfield. By the time Tom Dobra approached the TempO station the team was in 9th place, but by the end of the contest had moved up to 7th, just outside the prizes but a very creditable result. We were pleased to see our Latvian hosts achieve a medal position, coming 2nd to Norway. There was no GB Paralympic team this year, so no anxiety for Dick Keighley as he watched Sweden climb to the top of the table!

Now only the closing ceremony of an excellent WTOC to go.

Read about the other days of competition

PreO Day 2 at the World Trail Orienteering Championships
WTOC Day 1 - TempO