1. “It is in winter that you win the upcoming summer medals!” Once again, Thierry Gueorgiou elects Portugal as a major destiny of the winter season, having already confirmed his presence in the Norte Alentejo O' Meeting's eight edition. Attendance confirmed, also, by the Hubmann brothers, at an event that opens a cycle of six portuguese stages counting for the world ranking. The NAOM 2014 will take place in Castelo de Vide, from 25th to 26th January, with all the information available at http://www.gd4caminhos.com/en/naom2014.
2. Last December 11th, Emily Benham and Hans Jørgen Kvåle decided to open some of their personal space to the orienteer community and reveal “everything you ever wanted to know about BenhamKvåle”. To this end, they have proposed a challenge to the readers and they are comparing now the answers between what it's supposed to be and what they really are. Among the many revelations, there is one that holds the attentions. “What is our secret technique to get good results?” Find by yourself at http://benhamkvale.wordpress.com/2013/12/23/benhamkvale-quiz-answers/.
3. With the European Championships on the horizon, the Trail orienteering at the Iberian Peninsula is more active than ever and has just “shelter” under one of the many possible ceilings. It is called Iberia O-Prec and is an Open Group on Facebook where you can share information and to see your question answered by a panel of specialists, namely Martin Fredholm and Lauri Kontkanen. Joaquim Margarido and Antonio Hernández, the main responsible for the Trail orienteering in the “brother countries”, leave the invitation for passing through - https://www.facebook.com/groups/486553704794121/ - and let your opinions, formulate your questions or just say “hello”!
4. A time of peace and harmony, a time for love and hope, Christmas is a time for celebration but rather a time of universal solidarity and human fraternity. At this time of endearment, the Portuguese Orienteering Blog wishes everyone a Happy and Holy Christmas.
[Card: “Christmas in the Trees”, Matt Ogden / http://www.numberoneaucklanddoma.com/maps/show_map.php?user=Matt&map=799]