- Category: National Rogaining News
- Published on Monday, 14 November 2016 20:22
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Czech championship in mountain orienteering was held from November 5th to November 6th 2016 in Klíny, Ore mountains, near to Czech-German border.
The competition is traditionally split to two parts (one part is held on Saturday and one part on Sunday), each with a time limit. This once the limit was 6h30 for both days. On Saturday, the competitors had to overcome two laps: the first one was a free order course (all control points had to be collected), in the second lap, control points were in fixed order.
The 406 participants (399 Czechs, 4 Germans, 3 Slovaks) in 203 teams competed on a map scaled 1:25000 and had to face not only difficult mountain terrain but also the weather: few minutes before the start it stopped raining, but whole Saturday the Ore mountains were covered with fog and temperature was from -1 to 1 celsius. Thanks to organizersʾ forethought there were two refreshment points every day and the competitors could warm themselves drinking a cup of tea with rum (non EU-compliant).
The best teams in main categories needed in both parts more or less 3 hours to get to the finish. Final results are available at the organizerʾs website http://hrob-2016.krk-litvinov.cz/files/vysl_po_e2.html
Next national rogaining event in the Czech republic will be the 2 laps race named Brutus extreme orienteering, on the weekend of March 18th-19th (6h rogaining on Saturday, 5h rogaining on Sunday) with the event centre in Vizovice (Moravia).