SLOVENIA IN 3 DAYS is just a nice memory of a three-day orienteering competition, which took place at three different locations in Ljubljana and its surroundings.
The main problem for us was severely damaged terrain and forest, which demanded repair and reconstruction of maps.
The competition was attended by over 300 competitors from 14 countries.
First Day, Friday 20th of June, we carried out competition on na new map Golovec. We placed Event center in Kodeljevo in agreement with Castle Kodeljevo and the City of Ljubljana. In the morning 95 first-graders and third-graders attended the PROMOTIONAL COMPETITION. They have tested the short racing track, painted orienteering map and continued orienteering in the labyrinth. Time ran far too quickly, and at noon first competitors began to gather for the first serious test. It was also considered as a school orienteering competition - SLOVENIA CUP. In the middle of the competition a few drops of rain fell for refreshment.
Second Day, Sathurday 21st of June, the competition took place on the map Dobeno. The real test for the true orienteering runners. Competition was also considere as WORLD RANKING EVENT and SOL 5. Many reasons for spending the day in beautiful surroundings, with views for miles around and cheering for the competitors.
Friday and Saturday were considered as the final ranking of SLOVENIA IN 3 DAYS.
Sunday, the third day, 22nd of June, we completed the competition in Tivoli with Sprint. This time many joined the competition, ones with less skills, orienteering runners and lovers of leisure time in nature. The real event for the end of working week. Competition day was considered as a separate competition of SLOVENIA IN 3 DAYS, together with the National championship in sprint.
Photos can be viewed in the PHOTO GALLERY of the competition website and on the website of the Slovenian Orienteering Federation.
Many people were involved in the preparation of the competition who are listed below. Some were more obvious than others, but they all contributed their share so that competition succeeded. Thanks goes to all!
Thanks again to everyone and see you next year!
KEBLER ZAVRL Jana
KOS Janez Elija
KUNC REŠEK Nataša
PETERCA HERNEC Brigita
PRIBAKOVIČ BORŠTNIK Ana