- Category: Championship Rogaines - WRC Qualifiers
- Published on Tuesday, 02 October 2012 07:59
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European Rogaining Championships were held on the weekend of 14-15 August 2010 in Ukraine. The race was held in a beautiful foothill area of the Eastern Carpathian mountains at elevations from 450 to 900 meters. The hash house was set up at Migovo ski and tourist resort. The event gathered 265 participants (123 teams) from nine European countries: Ukraine, Russia, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Czech Republic, Belorus, Denmark and France.
Hannu Oja and Seppo Mäkinen from Finland are the new European Rogaining Champions, upgrading from the bronze medal that they won last year at the ERC in Ylläs. Miroslav Seidl and Petr Boranek from the Czech Republic, who have previously twice won the title of European Champions, added silver medals to their collection. Russian mixed team Natalya Abramova and Andrey Shvedov showed the third overall result, winning the XO category.
The race was challenging with daytime temperatures over 30C. The total climb for top teams reached over five kilometers! Fortunately, there were many streams for natural, clean drinking water. The organisers, under the leadership of Efim Shtempler and Victor Skripnik, put in a lot of effort to secure a good quality event. The map was of good quality with well chosen control features to provide a good mix of terrain and allowing great vistas from hilltops.