Day 2 in Chongqing

The second race of the Chongqing event was run today in Yidu Ancient Town, Dadukou, Chongqing. The terrain was divided into two very distinct parts as you can see from the map.

“It was another hot and humid day but a very cool course. First part was in an old village before a steep transport leg to a park above the village. I made 2 small mistakes today but was happy to win both races in Chongqing.”, said the men’s winner Yannick Michiels (BEL).

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Two-day event in Chongqing

As part of the PWT collaboration in China, a two-day event is organized in Chongqing this weekend. The competitions are organized by Learnjoy and Chongqing Orienteering Association, with PWT as the coordinator. There are also few international athletes taking part.

The first race was run today in Dandelion Coldplay Camp, Dadukou, Chongqing. The weather was hot and humid, and the hilly course was a mix of camp site, park, village, and farmer fields. There was also a part in a maze.

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PWT China tour 2024

We are proudly announcing that we plan the PWT China tour for the second half of October 2024. Save the date!

Most of the races will be World Ranking Events, and all races will have prize money.

More info about places and dates will come later, but you can already send your application to info@parkworldtour.org: we are looking for 20 male + 20 female elite runners from different countries!

PWT China Tour concluded in Dongziguan

Another tricky sprint in Dongziguan, a village with a new architecture combined with old Chinese style. The men & women elite run the same course and again there was a big number of Chinese runners taking part, including many youngsters.

Thanks to Miki Tse, the Zhejiang Orienteering Association, Firee Sportswear, Thomas Tan and Learnjoy for the organization.

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Challenging third day on PWT China Tour

The sprint in Longmen Old Village proved to be a very tricky one. The courses were set in a pedestrian area with some very narrow streets and alleys. Many local runners joined the event and the best Chinese runner classified 3rd in ME.

Thanks to Miki Tse, the Zhejiang Orienteering Association, Firee Sportswear, Thomas Tan and Learnjoy for the organization.

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Meeting with Hangzhou high school for a cultural exchange.

In days between racing in PWT China Tour, local high school students were challenged by elite runners on a super sprint race , while testing a brand new time keeping system, touch free and a vibrating one, which received many good feedbacks.

Thanks to Miki Tse and the Zhejiang Orienteering Association for organizing the day.

Orienteering in India takes steps forward

While the PWT China Tour is ongoing, orienteering activities supported by the PWT take place also elsewhere. In these days in New Delhi, the first orienteering club in India “New Delhi Orienteering Club” leaded by Mr Gaurav Dhyanchand and powered by Dhyan Chand Foundation organized the first competition in a new map, produced by the locals.

International Orienteering Federation (IOF) sponsored the event by supplying Ocad Starter kit.

Park World Tour proudly supported the organizers by supplying the SportIdent system, which was used for the first in India on a race totally organized by the locals.

The race was organized for a group of girls, and the sport is starting to grow in the country as more and more people are getting in contact with orienteering. The participants seemed to enjoy the activity and have a lot of fun orienteering. The next event is planned for March, and the goal is to involve a larger group of runners.

Park World Tour is keeping on the support to the locals by holding a webinar for map making and event organization. Keep following the development of orienteering in India.

IOF

SportIdent

Dhyan Chand Foundation

2024 kicked off with the second race of PWT China Tour

The second WRE of the PWT China Tour was organized in collaboration with LearnJoy in another part of Dinghai forest park on Zhoushan Island. This first race of 2024 was on a nice mixed terrain, starting in a village, routing to the border of a dam, and then through cultivated land, and alleys where locals were here washing their clothes while competitors run by.

Top3:

Women
1. Jana Peterova, Czechia, 14:30
2. Liisa Nokelainen, Finland, 15:12
3. Lone Brochmann, Norway, 15:17

Men
1. Tomas Krivda, Czechia, 14:02
2. Yannick Michiels, Belgium, 14:30
3. Jonas Hubacek, Czechia, 15:10

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PWT China tour 2023-24 started

PWT China Tour started with a WRE on 31st Dec 2023 in Dinghai Forest Park, on Zhoushan Island. Many runners from all over the World joined and enjoyed the race, which included a bamboo forest, a tunnel passage, and some locals practicing Tai Chi near a control point.

Top 3:

Women
1. Jana Peterova, Czechia, 14:31
2. Lone Brochmann, Norway, 15:34
3. Martina Palumbo, Italy, 16:35

Men
1. Tomas Krivda, Czechia, 12:25
2. Yannick Michiels, Belgium, 13:08
3. Jonas Hubacek, Czechia, 13:48

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Applications for O-Ringen Academy 2023

The application period for O-ringen Academy 2023 is now open.

Park World Tour is in charge to manage the O-Ringen Academy 2023, following the agreement with O-Ringen AB. O-Ringen Academy is one of IOF projects to promote orienteering in new countries.

For more information and how to apply for the Academy and for the Scholarships, visit:
O-Ringen Academy 2023 page.