Peter and Pam Master the Sprint at WMOC

Peter and Pam headed to Denmark to compete in the World Masters Orienteering Champs.  Peter’s category, M70, “only” had 400 competitors(!), while Pam “only” had to contend with 240 in W65!

Peter  was unlucky to miss a place in the A Final, after finishing 30th in his qualifying heat, of 78 competitors.  Peter finished well inside the top half, overall, which was good enough to earn him a spot in the B final.  Pam also qualified in the B final.

The Finals were held around Christiansborg Palace in the centre of Denmark. After a sizzling run, he remained in first place  until the 41st finisher crossed the line. He ended up 11th out of 80, just 56 seconds behind the winner – a great effort in amongst all those Scandinavians, and ranking him in the top 25% in the world!  Pam also had a great Final, improving her placing significantly, and finishing mid field overall.

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