Spanish Orienteering Championships

Climb up to the finish on middle and long., John Coon

Suse Coon's EckO top reports on its owner's adventures at this year's Spanish Orienteering Championships:

The Rain in Spain Stayed Mainly Somewhere Else

Spanish Orienteering Championships 2017

Somewhere north of Madrid.

Day 1. Middle Distance. Canencia.

"How did you get on then?" I shouted across to John's O top, which was hanging inelegantly on the other wing mirror.

"The wally made a couple of mistakes," John's O top replied. "And he only just made it to the Start in time."

"That was very confusing, having call-up in assembly, then an hour to get to your Start. I thought Suse was going to blow up on the climb," I replied. "She kept muttering, How are they going to give me a 1.9km course when there's a 2.3km walk to the start?"

"Talking of the start," John's O top said, "I rather liked that girl who was on check-in. She was giving everyone a double kiss. Imagine that in the UK! Oh I do love Spain!"

"Behave!" I replied. "It was only people she knew."

"Well I couldn't understand her. They all speak so fast it sounds like castanets clacking away. So how did you get on?"

"Oh Suse was slow and steady. Tottering along hitting the controls nicely until the long leg when she contoured a bit high and came down over the first control. Didn't seem to bother her too much because at least she knew where she was and what to do."

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Climb up to the finish on middle and long., John Coon

Climb up to the finish on middle and long.

Two Tops., Suse Coon

Two Tops.

Finish of the sprint race in front of the town hall., Coon

Finish of the sprint race in front of the town hall.

Floor space., Coon

Floor space.

Long., Coon

Long.

Middle., Coon

Middle.

Sprint., Coon

Sprint.

Relay madness in the bullring., Coon

Relay madness in the bullring.

View north to Canencia village from Assembly., Coon

View north to Canencia village from Assembly.

Yep - and the steps at the top of the climb as well., Coon

Yep - and the steps at the top of the climb as well.

08th May 17  by Alan Partridge