Thursday, 27 September 2012

Park World Tour 2012

Before PWT I spent a great week in Madeira island (a small portuguese island with great training conditions) where I did memorable training sessions as follows: ...and where I won a regional athletic's race:

Great company, great food, great people, great traning sessions = perfect week!

The next 10 days were spent at PWT - China. I've heard about PWT for a long time but I never imagined what I'd been missing. PWT is the only orienteering race where athletes from all over the world live and travel together... and where everyone is really able to know each other, apart from the usual pre-race warm up short talk. And it was an event that I won't forget soon.

 PWT was also great in the technical level. The terrains in Changchun seemed like European. The terrains in Chongqing remembered me Cambodjan and Vietnamese scenes, with the rice fields included. For us that love orienteering, it's always nice to do what we like in unusual environments. I also did the most demanding sprint of my life in Wansheng. The terrain was so nice that me and Andreu spent an hour running throught the narrow streets after the race:

 A few group photos:

All the maps, splits and results may be found here.

What's next? I don't have any more orienteering goals for this season. I'll mainly focus on mountain races, road races and most of all... having fun!

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