Classic Weekend – Report

8th-10th May 2020

The Classic Weekend saw Lockdown orienteering return to the forest as the previous sprint focused weekend.

Over 400 participants took part from countries right across the globe. This time there were again 2 categories: a 10 stage and 7 stage competition. It includes 3 new stages: Forest Routechoice, Video Orienteering and Up or Down?

Thierry Gueorgiou finally added a Lockdown Orienteering Gold Medal in The Grand Final to the 14 World Orienteering Champs medals he has! The Scottish Junior James Hammond took second place. You can rewatch the action from The Grand Final here.

The Winners
10 Stage:
M/W12- Anna Todd
M/W16- Rune De Clercq
Open Thierry Gueorgiou (after The Grand Final)
M/W50+ Martin Ward
M/W70+ Robin Strain

7 Stage:
M/W12- Anna Todd
M/W16- Rune De Clercq
Open Marian Basset
M/W50+ Simon Errington
M/W70+ Robin Strain

Full results can be found here.

For further information on the stages please visit the competitor information for each day here. In some of the stages you still have a go yourself to see how you would have got on (or to try again 😉 ).

Want to thank those people who made it happen. James and Simon Errington for results and Control Description Game. Ben Brown for creating the Routechoice and Spot the Difference game websites. Anne Edwards for website content assistance. Color for the Catching Features maps. Graham Gristwood for planning the Photo Memory O game. Josh Dudley and Lucas Basset for the Video Orienteering. Hector, Katherine, Craig and Brad for their livestream work.

The competition was donating some of the proceeds to the development of orienteering in South Africa and we were fortunate to use some maps from there during the competition.

What next? Lockdown continues so we will continue to provide orienteering related competitions you can do from your sofa! See the main page for further info on what’s planned.

Chris

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