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National semi-final southwest France

Competition nameNational semi-final southwest France
Start date20080406
End date20080406
CountryFrance
Race typeNational
Nearest place or cityLe Caylar
Club/organizerLigue LRCO
Region of countryLanguedoc-Roussillon, southern France
Number of competition days1
Expected number of runners500
WRE event?No
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Event descriptionLong distance "national semifinal" on a new area near to the renowned Le Caylar Also warm-up middle distance event (saturday 5th) on the red sandy ravines at the Lac de Salagou (Clermont l'Hérault)
Terrain descriptiongorgeous new area for orienteering, the best of the Larzac plateau terrain, all those big rock pillars but with lots of intricate contour detail too, mostly very runnable
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Short race reportAbout 600 people turned up to experience this new area for orienteering, another map to add to the list of classy Larzac areas. Tough, very technical courses, few runners could claim a mistake-free performance. Anyone planning to come to this summer's "French 6 days" in the Aveyron should spend some time studying this map on route gadget: the "6 day" areas are just a few miles down the road ...
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