The team Čelovky Lucifer (Petr Dvořák) / Sporticus (Lenka Mechlová) became the champion of the Czech Republic in Rogaining last weekend (24h orienteering). The race took place in the western Ore Mountains (Nejdek, Šindelová) and started at noon on Saturday. If you enjoy running and going out in nature, then read the following paragraphs and maybe this sport will catch you too.
What is Rogaining?
Rogaining is a long orienteering run in nature (6-24 hours), which is as demanding as you want it to be. Two hours before the start, you will get a huge map, mostly on a 1: 50000 scale, with all the checkpoints where you get the points. The map is similar to the classic tourist map and there are really many checkpoints(this year 67). It is only up to you how many points you collect and what sequence of checkpoints you choose.
You try to maximize the point gain, as it is what determines final results. At each checkpoint there is an orange-white lampion and a small box, in which you put your chip. After the race, organizers read your chip and know what checkpoints you visited.