A damp start for the Model Event this morning, but the heavy clouds cleared and it was dry and breezy for the Opening Ceremony in the packed central square in Silkeborg. Morten Pedersen on behalf of the organisers, Steen Vindum, Mayor of Silkeborg, Nik Suter representing the IOF, and Walther Rahbek, Chairman of the Danish Orienteering Federation, all spoke – and JWOC is now officially declared Open!
We’re now looking forward to the first race, the Sprint. It’s in Lyseng, a suburb of Aarhus in the southern part of the city, with first start at 10.00 and last start some three hours later. The first medal ceremony is planned for 13.45. In the afternoon, the JWOC Tour runners have a Sprint race in the same area.
The forecast is for a largely dry but cloudy day, perhaps with an odd shower, maximum temperature 16 degrees and a fresh NW wind. The weather outlook for the rest of the week is quite promising!