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Fjord-O West 2012 - Voss

Competition nameFjord-O West 2012 - Voss
Start date20120626
End date20120629
Race typeNational
Nearest place or cityVoss/Bergen
Club/organizerVoss IL, IL Gular, Varegg Fleridrett
Region of countryWest
Number of competition days4
Expected number of runners1000
WRE event?No
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Max distance from eventcentre to competitions10 km
Latest entry date11th June (25th June with extra fee)
Entry fee (Euro)~10/13/24 pr race (depends on runners age)
Event descriptionGular IL Orienteering, Varegg IL and Voss IL Orienteering invite you to Fjord-O West 2012, previously known as Nordvestgaloppen. The venue for these competitions is at Voss, which is located in Western Norway 100 km east of Bergen. Voss is a well known sports community and offers some of the finest orienteering terrains in Western Norway. Fjord-O West 2012 consists of four individual races: two middle distances, one long distance and one sprint race. Overall results are based on 3 out of 4 competitions. Race no 4 is also a part of the Norwegian national sprint cup.
Terrain descriptionThe first three competitions take place in terrains typical for the Voss area. It is characterized by coniferous forest which consists of fir and pine, with limited under vegetation. The actual terrains are located between 350 and 600 meters above sea level, with open pine forest dominating the upper regions. Large open and runnable marshes are abundant. Tighter fir woods are more common in the lower regions. A network of ski trails extends the competition 2 and 3 terrains. Height differences are moderate. The sprint race takes place at Bømoen which is a flat quaternary gravel deposit. Here are many hike and ski trails. The sprint terrain is a mixture of settlement, paths and forest with very small height differences.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Voss offers a large number of outdoor activities such as river rafting and kayaking, hang gliding, parachuting etc. Fjord-O West 2012 is arranged in parallel with well known Voss Extreme Sport Week. This implies big crowds in Voss and its surroundings with spectacular activities to both watch and experience. See and
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