Welcome to Halland 2012

Halmstad, on the south-west coast of Sweden, might well be considered Sweden's Riviera. Long sandy beaches and lush inland forests make it an ideal place for a vacation and for O-Ringen 2012. The O-Ringen Town will be located a short distance from the city center, just a quick jog through "Galgberget", a popular park and recreation area for Halmstad residents. The orienteering stages will offer a complete review of typical Halland terrain, with vegatation ranging from very open beech woods to varying ages of pine forest, and a spectacular finish on the edge of the beach one of the days.
  • 21,172 runners experienced O-Ringen in sunshine in Halland!
    O-Ringen 2012-08-30
    21,172 runners at O-Ringen in Halland experienced: -Sand, bath and beech! We thank you for the week and wish a happy reunion in Boden 2013. Take the opportunity to relive O-Ringen through our Web-TV Channel.
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  • Erik Hannrup first overall winner
    O-Ringen 2012-07-27
    Erik Hannrup from IF Thor in Uppsala become the first overall winner in O-Ringen 2012. Before start at stage 5 he was more than seven minutes before the guy at second place. ”I decided to take it easy today and that was good since it was difficult today with a lot of paths that wasn’t on the map”.
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  • Road choice and physics determine stage 5
    O-Ringen 2012-07-26
    The orienteering will not be so difficult during the fifth stage of this years O-Ringen. ”It is rather road choice and physics that determine who will win, says Anders Besterman, one of todays course setters.
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  • "Trail-O force me to think"
    O-Ringen 2012-07-24
    Bertil Ståhl from Kalmar OK is one of about 100 orienteers that compete in O-Ringen Trail-O. "I like Trail-O since I have to think all the time. Every detail at the control points has to be analysed to have it all right."
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  • "My first MTB-O competiton was fun!”
    O-Ringen 2012-07-24
    Soile Gustafsson, OK Kullingshof Soile Gustafsson from OK Kullingshof has competed in both mountainbike and orienteering. At the first stage of the O-Ringen MTB-0 on Monday afternoon, she tried that variant for the first time. "It was great fun", she says.
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