Who's the king of the night? Who's the queen of the night? These questions will be answered on November the 27th, in Lommel-Balendijk. The leading figures in the Belgian Night orienteering scene will run head-to-head in a tough and technically challenging sand dune terrain. Runners who remember the 2001 Belgian Short Distance championships are still full of excitement when they think back to the thrilling final in this terrain. The local legends around the infamous "Eikesberg" are mind bending. Who will be able to master these terrains and reign victorious?
Mass Start: one loop of ±3kms, a different second loop of ±3kms, forking in each loop. Map change-over after the first loop. The last controls are the same for every runner.
Through the on-line entries form.
Café De Mulder, Kattenbos (map)
Balendijk, 1:5000, 2009
The area bounded by the Duinenstraat, Vreyshorring, Stationsstraat, railroad and John Cockerillstraat is forbidden to competitors and team officials.
The competition center is near the railway station of Lommel. Antwerp-Lommel is an hourly service. A special arrangement has been made with the Belgian Railways to accomodate runners from other parts of the country: there's a direct connection Leuven-Lommel (16:29-18:10).
Busses coming from Diest, Eindhoven and Hasselt stop at the railway station. Busses coming from Leuven stop in the village center of Lommel, at walking distance of the competition center.
The competition center is located alongside the N746 Lommel-Leopoldsburg. Excellent parking facilities are available at the railway station.
Covered bicycle shelter is available at the Railway station. The event center is located between nodes 264 and 267 of the bicycle network. Be advised that the route from 267 to 264 passes through embargoed area.
The sports office of Lommel maintains a permanent orienteering course near the sports center. The organisers can assist in arranging these trainings.
Lommel has many lodging facilities. Visit the tourism office's site for more information.