They ran almost a kilometre – or more – between controls 12 and 13 at Weimeng Forest Resort in Shanghai, China 1.11.2005, the Park World Tour orienteers.
Who had climbed 5,892 metres ahead of the race? And who was the first Chinese to create a PWT map all by himself?
Learn from the forerunners of the sport in Made for loving it. Orienteering for a new generation – a book created by the course setter. And start searching for Orienteering Today 7/2005 (Warm thanks to Jan Skřička and Petr Hranička) to find the women’s route choice analysis – and who was fastest on leg 15–16.
After the first vouchers to Mauritius 3 days 2022 handed out in ASOM, the next opportunity to win a voucher will be at the World Orienteering Championships in Denmark. Naturally, PWT will be present at WOC. Other destinations where you can meet us, for example, to pick up a book or get information on Mauritius 3 days, include:
During one week, the Chinese national team travelled and stayed with the international elite for the first time – and competed, of course. In the Peace Park in one of the world’s biggest cities, they were met by school kids, eager to get out with map and compass.
How many of the Park World Tour finalists in Shanghai, China 21.11.2004, do you recognise?
Both humans and lions stood still when Johan Näsman got going in Suzhou, China 20.11.2004.
National champion Qin Yanxia finished the complex course spurting with the world elite.
Where in the city did the Park World Tour race take place? Look up the area – and another 120 race maps – in Made for loving it. Orienteering for a new generation. And enjoy more of the adventurous Suzhou event here.
In 2022, Park World Tour is collaborating with Antwerp Sprint Orienteering Meeting (ASOM).
The ASOM WRE sprint on 3rd April is a PWT supported event with a chance to win a voucher* to Mauritius 3 Days Orienteering 2022. The winners** of ASOM 2022 WRE Sprint (M/W elite class) will receive a voucher for Mauritius 3 Days Orienteering 2022.
*Voucher = Full board (accommodation + food), transportation in Mauritius, entry for all events, (no flight tickets included). **In the case of a shared victory, a voucher can be awarded to both (maximum of two) winners. If there are more than two runners sharing a victory, a draw for one voucher will be organized between them.
In ASOM, it is also possible to pick up the Park World Tour 25 years memory book Made for loving it. You can order the book online beforehand and pick it up in ASOM.
ASOM is an awesome Sprint Orienteering weekend in Belgium on April 1, 2 and 3 with very interesting Elite races: a Mixed Relay, a (full) Knock Out Sprint, and a WRE Sprint. As a non-elite orienteer you get the chance to run the sprints and a City Race on the same maps and watch all the Elite-action live in the arena. All races will take place near the city centre of Antwerp. More information on ASOM website: https://www.antwerporienteers.be/asom/
The Park World Tour in Nagoya 6.11.2004, was a first for many of the ones involved. In the home of the Ochiai’s, the organisers – also Japan’s and Asia’s first World Championships hosts in 2005 – prepared for the event: Kimiya Ochiai, Chiaki Kudo, Yoji Seguchi, Yoshiki Nonaka, Koji Kudo, Shinichi Abe, Akihisa Ohira, Naohiro Yamaguchi and Shigeo Nakada. In Ryakuchi Odaka, many of the athletes got their first experience of orienteering in Japan, and interested students got to try the sport in the spectators’ race. Rachel Smith, New Zeeland, and Kyong Sa Ri, representing the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, did their PWT debut, while Chiyoko and Nobuhiro Ishida got to study the Skogssport magazine, whose journalist Sarah Thörn got her first Japanese o-map, as did Park World Tour president Michael Thulin.
Which technical novelty was presented at the race in Nagoya? Experience the orienteering development in Made for loving it – and find more of Michael’s pictures here.
Orienteering is like life itself, with all its obstacles, the need for quick decisions at a high speed – and a solid background and good partners, noted the city mayor and the director of the main commercial bank, supporting the Park World Tour event in Bratislava, Slovakia 9.5.2004.
Who overtook the Tour lead after the castle climb? And which World Championships director was among the starters in front of the national theatre?
Strengthen your o-background and discover the leaders of tomorrow in Made for loving it – plus more views from the Slovakian PWT premiere here.