Just flying over Norway on the way in I could see that Norway and the terrain in Norway is a lot different to what I am used to in the UK; it’s all forest!! Then this idea was reinforced as we drove from the airport to the lodge: it was just constant forest. I had heard that we were staying at a club hut but when we got there I was shocked at what it really was. It was a massive old ski hut with a sauna, which the Fredrikstadt orienteering club owns. But what was more surreal was the fact that an orienteering club owned it, when here in the UK none of the clubs have anywhere near the money to own a club hut!
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At the Yvette Baker I very much enjoyed the course that I ran (Yellow). It was very cold and windy at the event, but it was still fun all the same. It was very nice to be able to get hot soup and cakes after running. Thank you to Margaret who entered us into this event. All in all I had a very good time. Well done to everyone who ran. Let’s hope we get through to the final!By Rosie Spencer