Changes in classes and scales

Changes in classes and scales

There will be some changes in classes and scale:

Class W/M 17-20 B changes to W / M 17-B. If anyone wants to change from Direct B to this class, please contact.

We also change the scale in trail 4 and 5 from 1:10,000 to 1: 7500. The classes W/M 15-16, W 17-18, W 40, M 17AK, M 50 and M 55 will have the scale 1:7500 in their trails.

The classes D / H-10, W/M 11-12 and W/M 13-16C will have free start

Long distance at Seljestad

Long distance at Seljestad

The long distance Saturday, July 7th, runs in one of the most beautiful terrain we have in Western Norway.  The terrain invites you to speed up. The map was used for the first time in junior NM in the year 2000, and later it was also used for NM Ultralong distance, the Western Norway Championship and other races. The best runners have 6 minutes on the kilometer in their events. The trails run through different types of terrain with different challenges, with great view to Folgefonna and down the Oddadalen for the longest trails.

Ocean, fjords and mountains!

Ocean, fjords and mountains!

In the last magasine “Veivalg” you can read about Fjord-O that was first organized in Sogn og Fjordane back in 1976. For many years, the race took place in the counties Sogn og Fjordane and Hordaland. The race has now been extended north (Møre og Romsdal in 2016) and south, with two races in Skudeneshavn, Rogaland in 2018. This summer’s 4-day race will be the first time Fjord-O goes south of the Hardangerfjord. The number of participants is currently modest compared to previous years, but still popular abroad. If you participate in Fjord-O this year, you can look forward to a lot of beautiful western countryside, from the ocean in the west – to the mountains, with the glacier Folgefonna close to the terrain.

The oldest participant in Fjord-O 2018

The oldest participant in Fjord-O 2018

Next entry deadline for Fjord-O Vest 2018 expires in 14 days. The oldest participant to this date is Einar Sæbø from Haugesund Orienteering Club – in the men´s class H85-. In the women’s class we have one participant in the D80- and seven in the D70. We hope for many more – of all ages! In an interview from 2016 in Haugesund’s newspaper, you can read about Einar Sæbø, who helped launch the local orienteering club 59 years ago: “There are a number of honors and honorary winners in the sport in Haugaland. One of these is Einar Sæbø, and his story is a small local sports event»: https://www.h-avis.no/sport/orientering/haugesund/byens-sprekeste-86-aring-holder-fortsatt-koken/s/5-62-324519

Travel with public transport to this year’s Fjord-O

Travel with public transport to this year’s Fjord-O

It is quite possible to travel with public transport to this year’s Fjord-O. If you are planning a flight to Haugesund, you can take a bus to Skudeneshavn. If you From Oslo you can take Haukeliekspressen. From Bergen Bergen or Stavanger you can travel with Kystbusssen. There is a bus exchange in Haugesund with Kolumbus’s routes (local bus company)To Arena for day 3 and 4 – Seljestad, you can travel with Haukeliekspressen eastwards, which has three daily departures from Haugesund. Arena in Skudeneshavn is only 5 min. walk from bus stop. Arena at Seljestad is right at the bus stop on the E39.

Here you can investigate the bus timetables:

Haukeliekspressen
Rutetabell Haukeliekspressen

Kystbussen
Bus Haugesund-Skudeneshavn (Kolumbus)