Jan Bet Procházka

6. místo bez potenciálu, MČR v přespolním běhu

Termín letošního krosu nebyl zrovna ideální. Za týden sice vyrážím směr Mistrovství Evropy do Portugalska, ale z toho důvodu musel být týden před šampionátem ještě alespoň trochu tréninkový. Přeci jen jsem si před nominačkama na ME minulý týden musel nuceně odpočinout kvůli zranění kolena, a proto jsem se tento týden snažil tréninkový výpadek ještě mírně dohnat. Ladit formu na 3 týdny je risk a já se rozhodnul, že MČR v krose letos „obětuji“. Hřebíček do rakve mi navíc zatloukl čtvrtek, kdy jsem si při celkem lehkém posilování natáhnul stehenní svaly, které jsem cítil i v sobotu před startem MČR…

Od startu jsem to zkusil jako vždycky a rozběhnul to s čelní skupinou. První kolo bylo zadarmo a rychle, v druhém kole jsme se roztrhali a ve třetím kole mě začalo píchat…

Tak jde čas, první kolo a zatím nám ze záběrů mizí pouze suveréní Kocourek.

Konec prvního kola, pořád zadarmo a vytváří se skupina šesti statečných (s Kocourkem sedmi)

Druhé kolo ještě trochu míchalo kartami, ale pak mi došlo…

A poslední 3 kola si cupitám svým tempem…

Na konci třetího kola mi cuknul Kuba Holuša a Jan Janů. Otáčím se na sedmého statečného Vojcka a snažím […]

Czech EOC test races

Sometimes I feel that too much orienteering is not any more worth full for my development and even in my age I made again the same mistake. After long training camp in Portugal with MCO and POM competitions, I went straight to Slovenia with Czech team…

you can read more about our camp on Czech team webpage

I hit my knee in Slovenia and after thought training program during weekend 15-16 March, I got an inflammation into it. I would like to thanks to my doctor Jirka Funda, who give me again short time appointment and kill inflammation with antibiotics so I was able to start on our test races in the end of last week.

Friday 21st March 3km test run Track in Mlada Boleslav is nice, but always windy. It was same this time. I cooperated with Vojta Kral to fight against the wind, but we were too slow in the first kilometre and before last lap we were 6s down to reach time 8:45 to get full points. Vojta manage to run last lap for 63s and score full points, but I finished 2s down to him with time 8:46 and first time in my life did […]

POM chasing or beeing chased

Last week I had run MCO in extremely demanding terrains and I did not expect a lot from the Portugal Orienteering Meeting (POM). When we arrived to Gouveira and I has seen open terrains with boulders, but at least stage 2 and stage 3 were big surprise for me!

1st stage intermediate this was pretty fast stage and I had felt really strong, but my result was bit worst than I expected. 8th place behind young Swedes who were fighting for the EOC places…

2nd stage middle Nearly 300m of climbing indicate a respect to this stage! It was a rocky open terrain and it was extremely difficult to pick up visible and usable objects for navigation from the detailed and badly printed map. I made some mistakes in early beginning of race and especially 5th control was difficult to read exact position from map. The rest of race was ok with few smaller mistakes. There was GPS tracking, but my GPS from some reason did not work.

Day 2 tricky beginning

Day 2 cruel river crossing, what would be your route?

Check how the best run, I guess we did not find best solution…

Day 3 WRE […]