About the competition area

I'm glad to be part of this great event in Romania. I had the opportunity in my sports career to run in very complex or very fast terrains. The Gaudeamus Cup competition area is incredible! It combines complex areas where it is very needed much concentration with very fast areas where the running pace can be really high. Overall, the map brings out rich and intricate relief, lots of vegetation details and not only.

As a cartographer, I can say that it clearly is the most difficult map, at this moment, in Romania. From the technical orienteering point of view it combines three different areas; also, the terrain will physically challenge the runners and make many "victims" if they do not know how to dose their efforts. I wish you much success and I hope you enjoy this area, just as I did as a cartographer!


Ionut Zinca

cartographer & runner