Website refreshed

Covid lockdown is still on in Slovenia and we used a few boring hours to refresh OOcup website. No major changes in design, as we tried to keep it clean, fast and simple. After all it should reflect the spirit of OOcup :)!

We hope that you’re all healthy and training well for the O-season which will hopefully be as normal as possible!

Website for OOcup/2021 is now updated!

We have just updated our website with information for the next years’ edition. Although the first ideas about having OOcup in Dolenjska region are a decade old, it was not before this year that we actually decided to organize OOcup there and bring you to these amazing terrains. The region has not only beautiful forests to offer, but a whole lot more as you can find out here.

Covid-19 situation is still not clear, however we look optimistically towards 2021 and believe that in the middle of summer we will be able to organize the race as planned. Nevertheless, we have prolonged the first entry deadline by 2 months, so that you have plenty of time to decide whether you want to come and still enter at reduced rate. Moreover, just like in all our events in 2020 we will not keep any part of your start fee in case we are forced to cancel or postpone the event. If that happens due to Covid-19, you will get 100% refund.

How to claim prize won at OOcup?

The best 3 in all classes except those with free start are awarded as follows:

1st place: Free entry to any of our races in 2021 or 2022
2nd and 3rd place: Free entry to any of our races in 2021

By our races we mean: OOcup, Bubo cup, Lipica open, Easter4

Prizes are not transferable to other persons.

How to claim prize? When you want to use your prize just make entry via OrienteeringOnline and send us a note to competition’s official email address stating that you want to claim free entry won at OOcup/2020. We will check results and mark your entry as paid. That’s all!

OOcup/2020 is now history

OOcup/2020 is over. It seems like a little miracle that we managed to organize event in these strange times. Thanks to all of you who participated in this year’s edition, it was great to see so many of you satisfied. Big thanks also to all the team members from France, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Croatia  – you were the best, like always ;). Last but not least big thanks to Nicolas Greff without whom OOcup/2020 could never happen. Thanks, Nico!

See you around!
Ivan

Beautiful stage at Le Tumet!

Great stage today at Le Tumet! We have seen many happy faces and here are three of them; Isia Basset, clear leader in W21E (middle) with Cécile Foltzer (left) and Juliette Basset (right) :).

Below are MW21E maps from today.

See you tomorrow on Les Plans d’Hotonnes!

Tomorrow Le Tumet, donation will cover stolen SI stations!

After the tough 3rd stage in Les Moussieres, we are moving to Le Tumet, where some very nice forest is waiting for you. We are sure you will enjoy it!

Hereby we also want to thank to Mr. Jürgen Ziesche, whose generous donation will fully cover expenses of our SI stations stolen at Col de la Faucille.  This donation was a really nice surprise for us. Big, big thanks from the whole team!

Below you can find maps from MW Elite Stage 3.

 

 

 

Today Les Moussieres part 2

Yesterday we were very happy to see that all went well. Good atmosphere returned to our team! Hopefully you had a good day at Les Moussieres as well!

Today another stage in the same Arena with slightly different type of orienteering.

MW Elite maps from Stages 1 and 2:

 

Problems at Stage 1 and official results

Not the easiest day for us at the Col de la Faucille.

Summary: 3 controls stolen before the race (we realized this during morning checking and replaced with new ones), 1 control stolen after morning checking (90), 2 controls misplaced during the race (50, 62). We are not sure what to think about this situation. We analyzed the day thoroughly and you can rest assured that all controls were originally placed in the right places – every control at OOcup is checked 3 times; pre-marking, setting, checking. In almost 20 years of OOcup we have not had a single missing control or a control in the wrong place.

As soon as we realized that something was wrong we placed controls back to original positions. About 100 people ran on course with misplaced or missing control. Finally we decided to void all legs which include one of the problematic controls: 90, 62 or 50.

You can check official results at OrienteeringOnline.

You can check photos on our Facebook page.

We hope that tomorrow we have a less stressful day.

 

 

 

Stage 1 is finished, tomorrow race in Haut Valromey

Stage 1 is now finished, we hope that you enjoyed terrain of Col de la Faucille. Official results will be published later on due to stolen/moved controls during the race.

IMPORTANT information regarding tomorrow’s race. We noted that many runners mistakenly believe that the race is in Les Moussieres in Jura department. Information in the Bulletin (overview map, GPS coordinates and QR code) are correct. This means that the race will be held in Les Moussieres forest in Haut Valromey (Le Petit-Abergement).

IMPORTANT notes for Stage 1

Depending on number of regular tourists parking place on Col de la Faucille might get tight. To prevent parking problems as much as possible, we kindly ask you to:

  1. Use as few cars as possible. If you have opportunity, please share car with your friend.
  2. Try to come earlier than you would normally. The sooner you arrive the greater the chance to find your spot comfortably.
  3. Use cable car from Mijoux (free of charge) if Col de la Faucille parking is full. In case of Parking on Col de la Faucille gets completely full, we will place signposts “Col de la Faucille COMPLET” on the exit from Mijoux. Our volunteer at the Camping car parking close to Cable car will help you with small map of possible parking places in Mijoux. To use cable car you need to show your start number or use the magic word “OOcup”.