Terrains

Days 1 and 2, Hauho municipality

The Fin5 Orienteering Week kicks off in Hauho where orienteers have a chance to enjoy beautiful ridge and kettle terrains. 

On the first day, the courses go through a terrain which is governed by a ridge with technically demanding kettle terrain on its both sides. However, several paths in the terrain ease some of the technical requirements.

Day 2 will be run on the hillsides of Kenkivuori. Kenkivuori - a ’mountain’ by local standards - rises 163 metres above the sea level. On the most demanding courses, orienteers of Day 2 on the Fin5 Orienteering week will be forced to cope with challenging technical tasks due to the height differences and, at times, very detailed bare cliffs of the terrain.

The terrains of the 1st and 2nd day also have some clear cutting areas which have been taken into account when creating the courses.

Old map. The map area may not have to practice and compete until 12 - 19.7.2009 held Fin5 Orienteering Week.

Days 3 to 5 - Renko, Janakkala

The last three days share a competition centre in Renko and the courses run through 13 square kilometers of mapped terrain. These terrains, too, are divided by a ridge-kettle topography area in the north-west to south-east direction. Slight thinning and other forestry works have, unfortunately, had their impact on this otherwise varying and extremely nice terrain. However, the course setters have again worked hard to negate these drawbacks - and we dare to say they have succeeded in this very well.

On the third day, competitors will enter a bare cliff dominated area with outstanding views to the nearby lake Haapajärvi. The rest of the courses go through a fast, easy to run moor-like terrain.

On day 4 of the orienteering week, competitors will have more contours to climb and the runnability of the terrain varies substantially more when compared to the first day.

The last day offers all orienteers similar ridge-kettle type terrain but only the longest courses are taken to the most physically demanding south-east parts. In August 1984, in this very terrain, the Finnish Orienteering Federation organized its World Championship qualifying race with the winner of the men’s class, Pekka Nikulainen, spending just over 92 minutes on the 14.3 kilometer course. The course of the men`s elite class with the route by one club member.

Old map. The map area may not have to practice and compete until 12 - 19.7.2009 held Fin5 Orienteering Week.

World championship qualifier - City Park, Hämeenlinna

Old map. Old map. The map area may not have to practice and compete until 12 - 19.7.2009 held Fin5 Orienteering Week.

Tuulonen  Hämeenlinna  Kultakeskus Pohjola Veikkaus