The competition areas that will be used during the O-Ring 2020 in Uppsala are among the best in the vicinity of Uppsala.
The competition areas that will be used during the O-Ringen 2020 in Uppsala are among the best in the vicinity of Uppsala. The paving is already underway to create the best paths for all the different classes and difficulty levels to be found. Mats Troeng and Annika Billstam, both with national team experience, are delighted to be involved in this.
Mats Troeng is part of the paving team for stage three in Östuna. In addition, he is a chartwriter for the youth relay and the elite sprint, with the arena Students' sports ground in central Uppsala. For Mats, it was natural to get involved and invite back to a sport that has given him a lot.
- Östuna is personally a bit special for me, where I won on the third stage of the H 21 elite in O-Ringen Uppland 2001, says Mats.
What are the main challenges of paving?
- Area for arena and logistical conditions will be governing, that there are so many classes and courses as well as taking nature considerations to minimize ground wear.
The timetable for the paving has a deadline for maps to be printed before the summer of 2020.
- We would like to be able to see what the courses look like in the summer time, so we are well located.
Lunsen is highlighted by the organizers as the myth, why?
- Lunsen is unique, fantastic that we get the opportunity to be there. There it becomes the ultimate fine orientation. Although I have been there so many times I can still train there, it is unusual.
- It is an area that I know that many orienteers have on their list of areas that they should have competed in.
Annika also highlights the other two areas that offer great variety. There is no doubt that orientation means a lot to her. She says that this sport offers mental freedom and being outdoors.