27.10.2018, PWT International Orienteering Park, Linqigu orienteering town in Langfang, China, saw the ending of one highly successful orienteering career as Jonas Leandersson finished his last season of international orienteering (at least to date – he still seems to be in great shape).
The official video from the 2018 Beijing O Week / PWT China tour:
Relaxing citizens, tai-chi practitioners and boy scouts of Hong Kong got surprising company on 7.3.1998, when runners in colourful dresses appeared in the lung of the peninsula. Karin Schmalfeld did a focussed race in Kowloon Park.
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The Guangdong Historical Road Orienteering Championship 2018, organized by PWT collaborator De-Best Company, kicked off on 16.12.2018 with spectacular festivities and most importantly, hugely challenging sprint courses. The best on those courses you can see in the picture below.
But how did they end up in the podium; See the recording from the live broadcast on YouTube:
Vickie Wong Wai Ching, one of Hong Kong’s most merited national team orienteers, welcomed the world’s best to the Asian premiere of the Park World Tour. The race at Hong Kong Sports Institute 6.3.1998 was one of the fastest ever in the PWT history.
What was the pace per kilometre of the winning woman and man? Catch the clues in the 25 years anniversary book Made for loving it.
On 18.12.2018, Sanjiang and Daqitou, two small ancient villages belonging to Foshan city, really provided in terms of orienteering. Two races, double the challenge, extremely technical orienteering, for sure one of the most challenging races in PWT history.
Again, it was hundreds of local runners taking part also.
These ancient villages are part of a program to preserve this kind of old architecture seen in Daqitou:
What would have been your tactique to find the controls? See the maps from these and all the other PWT races in full resolution in Made for loving.
Renate Fauner got to sense the skills and speed of the world elite in one of her home land’s most well-known cities. Thousands of tourists, flocking Piazza San Marco and the surrounding streets was an additional obstacle in the Park World Tour final in Venice, Italy, 11.10.1997.
What happened to the leading man ten controls before the finish? Made for loving it lets you know.
In 2018, PWT toured in China twice. The latter tour was in accordance with the Guangdong Historical Road Orienteering Championship, which was concluded on 20.12.2018 in Paitan. A giant waterfall set the scene for the venue.
Czech Denisa Kosova, getting the champion’s check, was perhaps the happiest lady that day.
The organizers had also made runner cards presenting the athletes. You can see how they looked in Made for loving it.
Chris Terkelsen had a good trip up the 256 steps to the Schloßberg and all the way to the finish in Graz, Austria 10.10.1997. The previous evening, the Park World Tour racers had climbed the stage on the main square in a live TV broadcast – as part of an event that raised the standards for international orienteering.
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Not Miami, but Rizhao, China provided the beach atmosphere on 19.10.2019 as the PWT race took place around Rizhao Beach Resort. The terrain was a real mixture and the visual reality could be a bit different than the first image in your head, as perhaps can be seen on the face of Maija Sianoja.
Katarina Borg and Dorte Dahl chose the straight route to control 15 on a speedy course in central Budapest 8.10.1997. The Hungarian organisers had one speaker at the start and finish next to the Heroes Square, and another one announcing what happened at the water crossing – as well as live commentary online.
How many school kids tried the course after the Park World Tour? Find this and more pleasure in Made for loving it.