Riccardo (dnf.): “Probably the format I had best prepared, I ran with controlled effort in a terrain which doesn’t suit me particularly. At the end MP already at the first control, where I punched the Women’s control (171 instead of 151) and wanished therefore a potential top25-30 race.”
Sebastian (72. 42:07 +8:12): “Very stable race, but probably too much respect for the terrain. Was expecting a bit more difficult of a course, so in the end my tactic didn’t pay off.”
Riccardo: “After Idre Fjall in 2021, I am back at running the first leg in a WCup Relay. Generally happy with a stable course, I’ve only lost twice 25” because of a small mistake and a longer forking. Changed-over 1’ behind the lead in contact with the leading pack, so this was my goal.
One week now to rest before a first training camp in Switzerland together with the French Team (Thanks for the opportunity). Let’s go!”
Sebastian: “Got a great starting position thanks to Riccardo’s good performance, but unfortunately, I physically I just wasn’t my day, so I had to let pass several runners…at least technically it still went quite ok, a part from a 1′ mistake.
Overall, it was a great test, and it’s clear how the basis and techique is there, but that there is still much work to do on speed. It’s 2.5 months left until WOC, so lets make the best out of it!”
The event in Norway officially opened the international orienteering season. The next major international events will be the WOC 2023 in Switzerland, the World Cup Round 2 in Czech Republic and finally the EOC in October in Italy.