Niall Ewen (AJAX) David Healy (GEN) Colm Hill (CNOC) Ruairi Short (CNOC)
Four Irish orienteers in search of Swedish technical training arrived in Stockholm's Svalsta airport (NOT in Stockholm) on the morning of Friday the 14th and drove north to the home map and extensive club house of a south Stockholm club "Jarla IF" http://www.jarla.com/jarla_ny/index.asp who kindly gave us maps,,. just short of two hours later I came back tired but grinning from cheek to cheek.,,
Continued north to Uppsala home of Patrick Higgins who had kindly given us his apartments living room. Woke the next day to -10 degree temperatures but none the less we were soon running in enchanted forests once again courtesy of Patrick’s club.
Sunday we drove south to northern Stockholm and visited the elite Swedish athlete village, where we got another map, Ruairi completed a 104 control course....a true hero, we retired to Stockholm's Zinkensdamm hostel to eat and sleep before making our way back to Svalsta airport to catch our flight home,.
Report, photos by Niall Ewen.