Czech mountain orienteering national championship (5th-6th November 2016)

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

Saturday map with team routes (if drawn or uploaded) is available on, Sunday map


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).

Pavla Privoznikova