Every time you are moving, something gets broken. This time I am talking about my language skills. Sorry, but if you are still interested in my blog, you can find it here: I am going to write it in Czech, but sometimes I will also write in English (about biggest international events). The reason is that it took a lot of energy to write in English. I hope that I will update my blog more frequently this time...

WOC 2011 one good result, but...

It is nearly two weeks since I drink Redbull with Whisky before banquet and was really pissed off by my performances in forest during WOC 2011.

Sprint 8th place
But not all was going badly. I had really good start to Championship on the sprint. I was number eight pretty close to podium. My performance on the sprint was really good I had a good control and my running speed was OK. In the end I felt bit tired, but still this was my second best individual result on World Championship and I have to be satisfied!

Coming for 8th place in the sprint!

Middle 32nd place
First disaster came on the middle distance. I spend a lot of time in French forests before WOC, but even this was not enough to handle this terrain. I was poor technically and surprisingly also my running speed was really slow. I finished 32nd and was pretty disappointed. I was watching GPS in the evening and was really surprised how the best orienteerers can handle the terrain. The best example is route choice of Thierry and Peter to the 7th control.


Relays 12th place
The last event was the relays. They were always top event of every Championship for me and I never run badly there until this year. I finally got a last leg, but not because of my fabulous performances during WOC, but because there was not anyone better in our team. Tomas did a perfect job on the first leg, but miss a bit in the end. Adam make a perfect run on the second leg, but he miss again in the end on the control in the depression. I started 13th and run well just few controls and then I lost all my self confidence and miss a lot. It was still possible to finish on 8th spot, but I fail even in this mission and we were 12 far away from the bests.

The photograph ( was the only one who saw my backs during realys...

Finally Big congratulations to Martina, Eva and Dana. I was a strong feeling to see that their dream became a truth! And also thanks to Radovan, Lalla and Pearman Muros!

My feelings after WOC are not the best, but season is still not over. Right now I am really disappointed especially by my performance in relays and I will do all I can to repair it on the World Cup in Liberec!

Was it too serios? So one joke, I am searching some pulse massager to get my hamstring back to condition. There are many of them in different coulours on dealextreme.

All my friends

already had successful summer holidays with many good results. For example some of them are Czech Champions and European Champions. The others manage to sucesfully finish pretty extreme challenges or change to cycling like Nurci and Hannu:

I am still waiting for my results, which I can add on the list. Fortunately the waiting time is getting shorter and WOC2011 is coming closer. I spend whole June in the mountains and in the beginning of July we had the last training camp with the Czech team. During that time I got finally pretty good felling during sprint training in Annecy and made few solid runs on the WOC relevant maps. Here are examples from Czech team mass starts intervals and middleQ (quite the same as Finnish selection races):

Finally the time of the preparation is over and time of the competitions is coming. You can follow WOC 2011 competitions on the World of O, with many articles like this one, or the finals might be live on the official webpages. Those spectators who will be on the place can again visit our Czech team during one of the free days. This Year we cannot offer waffles, but there will be cruel kayak battles on the lake. More info might be on Czech team webpages sooooon.

Let's follow us live:
Tuesday 16th 15:00 Sprint Final
Wednesday 17th 12:30 Long Final
Friday 19th 13:30 Middle Final
Saturday 20th 13:15 Relays

This invitation was posted by clever guy in fashion cap:

Ready2go? Not yet…

The last weekend I run the most important competitions before WOC the Czech team selections races for WOC 2011. I didn’t have enough experiences with French terrain and It is still difficult to stay focused all the time and run without any major mistake in this terrain. I didn’t run well on competitions, but it was still enough to get a place in Czech team. So let's get ready for middle, sprint and relays!

Czech WOC 2011 team

This was competition just for the Czech team. Maybe my best performance, but there is still lot of work in front of me before WOC.
I was a bit injured and nearly did not start to sprint competition, but in the end I run over pain and make result wich was not good in overall, but it was good compare to Czech runners...
map results
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Right now I am I Chamrousse on high altitude training camp. Me, Seda and Kody decided to combine map trainings with high altitude effect, so we are staying in high altitude and every second day traveling to WOC area for two maps trainings. Next week we will spend in WOC area even more time, because we will join Czech team training camp.

So in one month WE SHOULD BE READY TO GO:
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Czech Championship in brainless running (10km on track)

There are some reasons why I was running non-forked legs in last 2 years on 10mila. Our “team supporter” Borje always makes a jokes about some brainless runner from Central Europe. About one month ago I felt really happy when I found out that I am not only one brainless runner. There is Czech Championship in the brainless running. The rules are quite simple: You have to run 25 rounds on the track as fast as you can. What a race!

Saturday 14th May was a day of 31min and 45sec running without brain and with huge pain. Before the race I wanted to challenge 31min border, but after 6km I felt totally destroyed and move my aim to 31:50. That was a double time of Czech team track and field time (We have to run 5km in 15:55 for selection to WOC sprint). I manage to do it and I was 7th best brainless runner. Stepan Kodeda finished just behind me as 8th best brainless runner and that results just showed to Finns from KR his real character!

Results of 10km Czech Track Championship

On Sunday I was too lazy to travel to Opava for Czech Cup, especially when I was not alone who makes this decision. I run pretty nice national competitions in terrain with many small details and really stony ground. This is one of the best terrains you can find in the Czech Republic. It took me 3 controls to start my brain after Saturday and I was losing bit over one minute after small mistakes in the beginning. Afterwards my performance was pretty good, just speed was bit lower. I finished 2nd about one minute behind Jan Sedivy.

Results of Sunday middle

I am 7th best brainless runner, but am I also brainless reader?

Tomas Dlabaja
must have dynamite in his legs, or I cannot understand how he managed to lose two minutes on the control number 14? Or is he able to run leg which are basic runners running over 1 min in 30s?
I guess Jan Mrazek still did not pass his Math exam, because when I tried to count how many runners from SK Praga beat him on Sunday and I am getting different results…

proHAASKA you are Zero (10mila 2011)

Our motto was this year, all the clubs have same chance to win Tiomila competition and we have to do our best, if we want to win again. Before the start we are Zero and let’s see who will be the Hero in the morning.

KR team: Kiril, Miika, Hannu, Jere, Adam, Simo, Jan, Pena, Fabu, Tero

I started my preparation before the race in the mood of Halikko relays and try to use spike shoes during 10mila competition. (Un)fortunately my attempt was discovered and I have to change my running shoes to do not disqualify our team.

My performance on the shortest and non-forked leg was pretty good. I used cooperation with SNO and Pål Skogtjärn and we run without major mistakes and with pretty good speed all the time. You can watch my performance from GPS route.

From GPS of 7th leg it looks like I was leading the group all the time, but like Matthias wrote never trust the GPS. I was following SNO team in the beginning quite much, because I didn’t have permission to run from our coach Pipo, but in the finish I can tell myself proHAASKA you are Hero and I have to wait overall result of our team. After perfect performances of Pena, Fabu and Tero we did it again: We are Tiomila winners 2011! and I am already waiting next year!

Fabu is just preparing his fire to grill out SNO team on 9th leg

Yes, yes 5min of mistakes, but still frist one on the fin(n)ish line