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Hämeenlinna Sun 12.7. 19:05
Anjala took his place at the top of the results list on the middle
distance WC qualification today on FIN5. The women's race was won by
Karoliina Sundberg running for Lynx, although the favourite, Merja
Rantanen (KooVee), came close in the end losing by a narrow margin of 4
(Hämeenlinna, Tiiriö ABC service station, 13 July at 18:30)
The WOC qualification runners were lucky: they had a day off on Monday, where as for other runners it was a completely different story: rain all day long. Still, most runners had happy faces after finishing their races on the slippery hillsides of Kenkivuori – perhaps some of them were already thinking of the FIN5 dances later this evening?
(Hämeenlinna 14 July at 21:25)
Only the WOC qualifying classes were competing on Tuesday. Both men and women had sprint courses in the Hämeen Linna castle area.
(Hämeenlinna, Renko, 15 July at 16:55)
was the third day on this year's FIN5. The competition centre was moved
to Renko, in the village of Asemi, and Hämeenlinnan Suunnistajat had
taken the control of the FIN5 from Hauhon Sisu. Mats Haldin and Anni-Maija Fincke were the best main classes.
Hämeenlinna, July 17th, 18:30