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2014 done - looking forward into 2015!
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:53

Croatia open 2014 is now behind us. After night of good sleep for organizers we can say that we are satisfy with made work and we would like to say THANK YOU for all competitors which came all the way to Croatia this summer and we hope that rain didn´t spoil your week... After 34 years we made new map on Petehovac where next Croatia open will take part. Map will be enlarged in September.

photo: map of Petehovac from 1980.

 

After 5 stages results can be found in results section:

RESULTS


We have also prepared more than 1000 photos of runners and you may check them out on links below:

PHOTO DAY 1

PHOTO DAY 2

PHOTO PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY SPRINT

PHOTO DAY 3

PHOTO DAY 4

PHOTO DAY 5

PHOTO PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY OVERALL


Maps are also online and you may check them out on following links:

M21E: STAGE 1, STAGE 2, STAGE 3, STAGE 4, STAGE 5

W21E: STAGE 1, STAGE 2, STAGE 3, STAGE 4, STAGE 5

LABIRYNTH: SEMI-FINAL, FINAL

 

And, what´s next? We have a lot of plans and mybe soon we will pulish them on pages ;). Mybe most important is that we will change domain so croatiaopen.net will be shut-down... Instead we will move to http://crochallenge.net/. On CroatiaChallenge we plan to publish data for all our events but also events of other Croatian clubs. Also we will award all competitors who participated on at least 3 Croatia open in last 5 years with free entry fee next year. You can already make registration on our new web-pages...

 
Rain again
Friday, 25 July 2014 18:06

Altought rain is not something Croats can brag in middle of summer it seems that now we can do that also - it is raining again! Pre-last stage is behind us. Petehovac was challenge for many competitors and a lot of runners were satisfy with map and courses. Results are online. Tomorrow we will again return to same finish arena from where you will start towards interesting middle distance. See you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

After event we have also organised Labirynth competition. Semi-finals and finals will take place in finish arena just before prize-giving ceremony. Results from labirynth can be seen below:

 
Loong day behind us - Petehovac on sight!
Thursday, 24 July 2014 19:20

Finish and start area for fourth stage is already done and we can now rest a bit after a long day. Weather forecast is getting better and we had nice sunny day above Delnice. Results from third stage are available HERE.Tommorrow we will move above 1000m, just under Petehovac peak on new map of Petehovac... After checking all controls for tommorrow we can say that you will have fantastic terrain with perfect map and challenging courses. First start is at 10:00. Below you can see map from men elite category.

 
Omišalj - technical sprint
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 22:12

One more stage is behind us. Despite rain which finally stoped just before the start one more nice stage is behind us. Most of competitors were satisfy with town of Omišalj. In men elite Áron Bakó (HUN) managed to win in front of Tiago Romăo (POR) and Fabien Pasquasy (BEL). In W21E We got first Portuguese victory by Mariana Moreira in front of Marttiina Joensuu (FIN) and Tereza Novotna (CZE). Route-choises of Mariana can be found on map below.

You can also find RESULTS HERE. Once again a reminder for labyrinth cup which will be made on last two stages in finish area - we have still a lot of free space so all interested are welcome to register for it. After rest stage event will continue with difficult long distance in Delnice. Have in mind that parking on third stage will not be available in finish area. We reccomand parking in Delnice and than you may enter finish area by foot. Here is weather forecast for upcoming days.

Map: Mariana Moreira routes - winner of W21E

 
First stage results
Monday, 21 July 2014 20:03

Split times for first stage can be found HERE. Just a reminder for tommorrow: there will not be enough parking space close to finish area - only buses may park near finish area. Use parking places marked in bulletin. Also have in mind that some parking lots may be under charging system so pay for parking if needed... Also tommorrow we will have prize-giving ceremony for second stage (ranked for overall and extra standings) in finish area.

Good luck to all of you and we hope to have more sun there than today in Sunger ;). Stay tuned also to our facebook pages.

 
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