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GB Women's Team finish 7th in the World Orienteering Championships Relay

The Swedish Women Relay team were the fastest in the unique terrain of sandstone towers and formations as they finished more than two minutes ahead of the Switzerland with Norway finishing third.

The GB Team of Grace Molloy, Jo Shepherd and Megan Carter-Davies finished in 7th position.

In the Men's Relay the Swedish team who look almost unbeatable at the championships once again took gold with Norway in Silver and the bronze taken by Switzerland after a duel with Finland.

The GB Men's Team of Peter Hodkinson, Hector Haines and Ralph Street finished in 15th position.

Full results and more about the Relay can be found here.

Photo credit:  Petr Háp

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Today (Friday 9 July) sees the final day of the championships, finishing with the Long individual race, once again taking place in Heřmánky, in the same forest as the Relay.

In the Long distance, each athlete will start individually with 3 minute start interval to the next competitor. The starting order is determined by the Long/Middle World Ranking where the highest ranked athlete start last. The competitor with the fastest time wins!

The Women's event will start first with the first competitior to go at 11.48, Grace Molloy and Megan Carter-Davies will complete their busy programme alongside Jo Shepherd which all three ran the Relay yesterday and therefore will have experienced competing over that terrain.

Grace Molloy United Kingdom 14:03 (UK time 13:03)
Jo Shepherd  United Kingdom 15:09 (UK time 14:09)
Megan Carter Davies United Kingdom 15:15 (UK time 14:15)

The Men's will start at 13.28 with Hector Haines and Ralph Street representing Great Britain.

Hector Haines United Kingdom 16:28 (UK time 15:28)
Ralph Street United Kingdom 17:13 (UK time 16:13)

Good Luck for the final day of the competition.

Live results can be viewed here.

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