WA's top junior Henry McNulty is representing Australia at the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) in Norway over the next week. Follow Henry and the rest of the Australian JWOC team live at the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) Livesenter.
All the races will be broadcast live with video, sound, progress results via radio controls, and gps tracking for selected athletes. The first race is the Sprint, to be held from 11.00am (5.00pm in Perth) on Sunday (5th July) in urban and park terrain in the town of Amot. The Middle Distance race will be held on Tuesday, Long Distance on Thursday and Relay on Friday (10th July).
You can also follow the Australian team on their Blog, which already has stories and photos of their training.
Henry finished 51st out of 154 competitors in the sprint race, and 23rd in the Middle Distance Qualification race. Near the end of the Middle B Final Henry was in 15th position, but then punched a wrong control. In the Long Distance race yesterday Henry made some mistakes in the early part of the course, but then settled in for a solid run over the rest of the 10.7km course to finish in 64th place, out of 157 starters.
All results are on the JWOC website Livesenter page. Here is a link to the very complex map and course in the glacial Norwegian terrain. To view the maps for the other events, go to the JWOC website, select event, then select the map (either W20 for women's course, or M20 for men's course).
Today is the final JWOC event, the Relay with most countries fielding two men's teams and two women's teams. The men's race starts at 9.00am Norway time (3.00pm in WA), followed by the women at 10.20am (4.20pm in WA). Henry will run first leg for the Australia - 1 team at 3.00pm WA time, with Patrick Jaffe and Matt Doyle (both from Victoria) to run 2nd and 3rd. As usual there will be live results, live tv and commentary, and gps tracking. Go to the Livesenter link to follow the race.
Yesterday's Relay was won by favourites Finland (Men) and Sweden (Women). Running the first leg for Australia - 1 Henry handed over in 11th place with a good run, and his team eventually finished 12th. The courses were in the same area as the Long distance race, at Rauland Ski Centre, and were quite tricky with complex rock and contour detail amongst the marshes.