Today the WRE middle distance was held in Northern-Kõrvemaa. Tallinn O-Week middle distance course offered a thrilling and dramatic show for competitors and spectators especially in W21 class.
Although on the first quarter of the course the leader was Ljubov Kutsenina from Russia, the lead was taken by Merike Vanjuk who showed the best split times for most of the course. Only 1 kilometer before the finish Vanjuk’s advantage was still more than 1 minute but missing couple of checkpoints in the end gave Evely Kaasiku the opportunity to take the lead.
Kaasiku’s winning time in the finish was 36 minutes and 54 seconds, beating second place (Merike Vanjuk) time by 25 seconds and third place (Kirti Rebane) time by 55 seconds.
In the men’s class the first position was taken by an experienced runner Andreas Kraas, who could avoid larger errors on the course and outrun the second place Erkki Aadly by almost 2 minutes. Sergei Rjabõškin on his first year in M21 class won the third place on the middle distance.
On Saturday (June 22) traditional 100 CP run will be held on the same terrain. As the name of the competition refers, M21 class will have 100 checkpoints on their course.