That's all for today, see you at Relay!
I would give a medal to this man, he is a hero! (2:18:26 (+1:45:27))
Let's draw a circle with my GPS device!
No, CP is in the circle, not where numbers are drawn on the map
Bergman started with small mistake to CP1. Or big mistake?
No, CP1 is not there, Tove already checked....
Finding something in woods is never easy. Try yourself!
No other man took this route to 7th yet
And here comes a mistake from Robinson.
Tim Robertson - impressive start
River Gauja at place? Check!
Bertuks leading Bedoy Obano to the mistake?
Actually, Live Tv is working, just without speakers.
So, I believe live TV will be back at 18:00, to decisive moments of Men's race.
Let's check if CP2 is still at that place?
This is area, where no woman has been today... Some new CP for men`s course.
The first controls cause problems also for men.
Christoph Prunsche - first man at finish.
Can I start again?
Congratulations, Natalia Gemperle!
Do we know who is gonna win today? Yes, I believe...
Did they give Tove's GPS to another person?
Tove with mistake on 1st....
This is interesting pack
First boys are at the forest
Sara Hagstrom - great perfomance!
New leader at finish at finish - Caroline Gjotterup, Denmark
This area is very tricky
Mistake, so close to the finish...
Live TV has started. I was wrong before with broadcasting times.
This is even more radical route to first CP. But, safe for sure.
Well, this looks strange, hope she (Moriai) did not get injured.
Yea, rihght, no problems:
Seems like there are no problems for athletes with CP 3-4-5-6 so far. Alison Crocker at the finish - 41:24
This mistake is going to take some time...
The pedestrian bridge, athletes are crosig, is hanging in cable ropes:
Some of the athletes already crosed the river and Alison Crocker is close to arena.
CP 1 creates most of the fun so far. Might be because it`s close to start and runners do not have enough time to adapt to map/terrain.
Alison Crocker, USA, leader at radio CP nr. 2. Some packs of runners formed already at a distance.
But, seams, she did not see the control.. ;(
Christie Courtnage taking different road choice to CP1 from others ...
So far looks like girls are attacking first CP straight, through small ravine
If we take a look at the GPS, there are some action allready going on. Terrain is tricky, and visibility is not very good.
Live TV at liveorienteering.com - 13:30 – 15:00(women) and 16:00 – 17:30(men). Local service http://straume.lmt.lv will satrt broadcasting at 13:00.
First two girls are in the forest, You can follow GPS at https://liveorienteering.com/#/live?id=5458
worldofo.com predicts that winners will be Olav Lundanes and Tove Alexandersson. Probably, we each have their own favorites, but no doubt, Tove looks in great shape.
At the competition are we will have forests of various types. Many leaf trees in the flood-lands next to the river,slowing down the running speed. Height difference 75 m
Terrain form: hilly area
Runability: From very good to hard. Runability reduced because of vegetation and deciduous trees.
Visibility: Mostly poor because of dense vegetation.
We will start our blog around 11:45, local time.
Courses - 5,9 km wih climb 235 m for men and 4,8 km with climb 195 m for women.
Today's offer - Middle distance in "green" Gauja river valley with side ravines.
Welcome to live blog!