Sprint and City-O Season coming up.
With access to most forests forbidden the next months, it's sprint and city season in Belgian orienteering.
First up is the Flemish sprint championship in Lummen. The highway crossroads is already famous. On 20/05 we'll know what the town looks like.
One week later, the Belgian sprint champions will be known. HOC is organising a complete weekend in Thuin. There's a sprint training on Saturday 26/05, the championship on Sunday and a French regional race just across the border on Monday.
Fabien Pasquasy already organised one of the nicest sprint races I ever ran during the first HOCup.
The new terrain looks nice and it's great to run a sprint race partially in the forest once again.
The next weekend, it's the widely publicized Bruges O-weekend. Long distance city orienteering at its finest. No regular patterns like most new towns in Flanders, but water and plenty of small passages. There's quite a few entries already, but still place for yours. An exciting event for sure.
To bring you in the correct mood, here's another orienteering video made by the Bruges-O weekend crew and CORNFLAKE:
Closing the series is the FRSO sprint championship in Watermaal-Bosvoorde. In November, we could already run a race in the adjacent area. We've heard that the terrain will be similar. That means it will be tricky on the 17th of June. Accurate sprint orienteering, knowing exactly where you are (and where you will be) will be needed for a top result there!