Spring finally came also to the mountains, which is nice to see. We've got 898 entries at the moment
which is also great, that is just some 40 less than last year at the same time. We are more
than satisfied with that!
Dates for OOCup next year are fixed; 1. - 5. August 2014. The event will take place on Velika planina
and Menina planina plateaus. Laser scanning of some 20km2 has been ordered to make perfect new maps.
Menina planina is completely new orienteering area and Velika planina project is expected to get
finished by next year - it's something we've been slowly working on for past years, as
some of you, who have done orienteering there, know. The extremely detailed northern part of the map should almost double
in size for next year!
Bubo Cup will be held few days before OOCup; 24. - 28. July 2014.
Please note that in 2014 even Lipica Open will be a 5 day event.
So you can fully taste Slovenian karst as early as March (8.-12. March)!
You can now book both hard floor accommodation in Gym hall and Camping place through our service (Anja at email@example.com). Camp and the Gym hall are at the same place and that's where Event center will be.
Danica camping is situated next to the Gym hall
Updated Accommodation section. Added 3 new providers (apartments and the Hotel). Hopefully in next days we'll publish details for Gym hall and Camping.
Triglav residence - 27 appartments, 93 beds. Suitable for big groups!
We added new section; FAQ. You can see it here. Before you write us an email, please check that page first. Maybe your answer is already there.
Please check the Win free entries section
to see if you won one of the 3 prizes we gave out to Lucky Winners of the Task No. 2
Big thanks goes to our sponsor Sport Vogl!
Big thanks to our sponsor Sport Vogl. They'll be present at OOCup and Lipica open.
Please check the Accommodation section
for the first part of our accommodation offer!
We wish you happy and healthy 2013! And of course one great OOCup!
Please check the Win free entries section
to see if you won one of the 2 prizes we gave out to Lucky Winners of the Task No. 1
(find the 5 differences)!
Please check the Win free entries section for your new chance to Win free entry to OOCup, Bubo Cup or Lipica open! This time
the sponsor is also World's best seller of O-equipment Sport Vogl! That means that you can also win a pair of Icebug O-shoes, a Moscow compass or
CSOD is a place which you will
probably not find in official accommodation listings. It is mostly used by different youth and school
groups but is open to everyone. This should be interesting for bigger clubs coming to OOCup.
Few days ago they still had some free beds on offer (50 - 70) at very good prices: Full board: 26€,
half board 22€. You don't get these prices elsewhere in Bohinj area. If you want to stay in this
place at the lake, we suggest you to contact them as soon as you decide to particpate at OOCup.
One bigger orienteering group already booked their place there!
Yes, OOCup/2013 should be great, but you don't have to wait until July to taste the genuine Slovenian karst! In early March we organize
Lipica Open accompanied by a warm up event Xtremor.
The Czech national team already decided to take part in Lipica Open, which means we should have quite a few current and recent
World champions on the startlist. And we were informed about at least one more current World champion planning to take part,
but that is not confirmed at the moment.
WOC 2012 Relay champs are coming to Lipica Open
Today we are delivering you a short interview with Michal Krajčik, the overall winner of M21 Ultimate course at OOCup 2012 and a Slovak national team
member! Still contemplating whether you should give the Ultimate course a try? Maybe Michal will give you an answer.
The end of the season is here, how do you feel about it? Satisfied? What were your highlights of 2012 from orienteering standpoint?
I am very satisfied with this season, because I ran many nice trainings and competitions and earned a lot of new experiences. I managed
to run many competitions nearly mistake-free, which is my long term orienteering goal. I can pick clear WOC middle final race in
Switzerland (course was quite easy on other hand) and the long distance at WUOC in Spain, where I finished 12th. My limitation is
physical performance, so in that way I can not be satisfied and I must improve it all the time.
One of the events you ran this year was OOCup. Was this your first encounter with Slovenian karst? Was it any different than karst
areas you have in Slovakia?
Yes, It was my first orienteering experience in Slovenia. I heard many times before about challenging technical terrains in
your country. Slovenian karst looks more detailed compared with our terrains, where depressions are larger and ground
is less rocky. But I still didn't try most difficult alpine karst in Kamnik Savinja Alps. I hope that you will organize OOcup
there soon :)
Michal, we will organize OOCup there in 2014, with the trickiest map well enlarged and some completely new areas introduced. The LIDAR basemaps are
already ordered :)! But back to 2012, You won the M21 Ultimate class at OOCup, congratulations for that! Was choosing the course without paths
a good decision? If you came again to OOCup would you run the same class, would you recommend it to your friend?
Thank you! It was really good decision. I doubted for some time between normal and ultimate elite class, but I ran many competitions in
previous month, so shorter technical courses fits me better in that situation. I don't know how will I decide next time, but definitely
ultimate class is worth experience. For me it was not so difficult, because we use to ran on maps without paths very often at
national team or club training camps. I recommend ultimate class for everyone who wants try something new, or whose orienteering skills are
not enough tested at normal course.
(C) Jan Kocbach WorldOfO. Michal at WOC 2011.
Do you do many technical sessions in your training routine? Could you describe one or two of your favorite types of technical sessions?
I try to run with map us much as possible. Now, when I started to work full time, situation is bit worse, but each
year 30-40 % of my training hours is map training. I prefer shorter technical courses in various terrains, for example map loops in
full speed or middle distance on contour map. This year I want to launch night map preparation. More important than type
of training is for me terrain. Many trainings I set on my own and then I try to choose trickiest possible area and
set there as much difficult course as possible.
Your goals for 2013?
I think you mean just sport goals, but I must mentioned also other connected goals. As I started to work in autumn so main goal is
to successfully manage sport and working life together and also save some time for my girlfriend. I want prepare well for WOC in
Finland, but it will be hard in continental conditions. And what is more important than results, I want enjoy nicest sport called
orienteering and have mistake free flow in terrain as much as possible.
What were the best book you read and the best movie you saw in last year?
Best book I read this year was: How To Win Friends And Influence People, from Dale Carnegie.
I saw just few movies this year and none of them was worth to mention. My favourite movie from previous years is RocknRolla.
Michal, thanks for taking time!
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This time you will have to find the 5 differences
The last video we embedded was shot in winter time. Now we are publishing a summer time promotional video of Lake Bled, which is just some 20km away from Bohinj and OOCup/2013 event center. Bled is a pretty amazing place as you will see below. There is usually a lot going on there in summer time and you definitely should not be bored visiting this place!
We've started to upload history to our DOMA maps archive. Little by little we plan to publish all the MW21E courses.
For the start check the following:
The very first M21E race at OOCup.
The very first W21E race at OOCup.
The first stage of the first OOCup was held on Friday, 2nd August, 2012 and for Elite classes it
counted as WRE. M21E was won by Tihomir Salopek and W21E Christine Kirchlechner.
New information has been added to this website. Feel free to check it out. Soon we will also finish the webiste for
Bubo cup 5 day event
Below you may take a look of a nice video. It's an advertisment for Bohinj tourist facilities, but it's made in form of short
presentation of first climbing of Mt. Triglav. Mt. Triglav is the symbol of Slovenia (you can even see it on Slovenian flag).
Bohinj area is perfect start point for climbing this mountain. Video is worth seeing!
In 2013 OOCup event center will be at the Lake Bohinj (close to lake Bled) in Triglav national park.
The races will be held on magnificent terrains of Soriska planina (OOCup 2002, 2003
and 2006) and Planina Rovtarica (EYOC 2006, OOCup 2006). The event will be organized
in conjunction with Bubo cup, another 5 day event in Slovenia. Basically this means that
from 19th to 30th July 2013 you will have a unique opportunity to run 10 races in 12 days on
some of the Slovenian finest terrains. This webiste will be updated with new info right after
our (hopefully deserved) vacation! Until then, here are some pictures and links of interest
to see what to expect in 2013!
Triglav national park - official site
Soriska planina map sample
Fairytale like Lake Bled
Mt. Triglav is Slovenian highest peak 2864m and national symbol
In the mountains of Triglav national park
Will you go for Ultimate at Bubo cup?
Climb the Mt. Triglav!
One of the more interesting things you can do before or after OOCup is climbing Mt. Triglav (2864m). This mountain is Slovenian national symbol,
which you can even find on Slovenian coat of arms. Being higher than anything else nearby it is a true king of the surroundings. Bohinj is a good starting point
for climbing it. Here you can find some tips about climbing this peak, as well as about certain rules which are to be obeyed in Triglav national park.|
2013 - the 12 crazy days
As we like to try new things, in 2013 we will do what we believe no organizers did so far in this part of Europe. We'll do the two 5-day races in 12 days. OOCup from 26th to 30th July and
Bubo cup from 19th to 23rd July. OOCup will be organized on Soriška planina and Planina Rovtarica (all races above 1000m altitude), at the doorstep of Triglav national park,
which is perhaps Slovenian finest tourist destination. With event center at lake Bohinj and very close to lake
Bled we have no doubt you will enjoy the water, the sun, the Alps and of course some great orienteering areas which were last time used in 2006 (EYOC and OOCup) and who knows when again they will be
used after 2013! Bubo cup will be centered in Ajdovscina, with similar concept as OOCup 2008. Two races up on plateau of Trnovski gozd (venue of the unforgetably tough
OOCup 2011), 2 stages around Postojna and 1 stage in old town of Vipava! Four middle distances and one sprint (don't forget that after Bubo cup
you'll still have to do OOcup :)! 12 days = 10 crazy O-races!