Who is Who
Ferran Santoyo, M35, ESP
Picture: Ferran Santoyo Medina in last race of his Elite career (Iberian Champs in Malaga). Now he rarely runs in Elite, as he did in Cantanhede (9-10 Feb) and will do in Spanish Champs (21-23Mar).
You are an experienced ultra marathoner. You did 100 km of Terrassa every year since 2001, with times between 12h22 and 14h18. Tell us a little about this experience. It must be very hard. What are you thinking during so long time? What do you feel? Never think to give up in the middle of the race?
I began running ultra marathon the same year I started to run orienteering (1990). For me it is a permanent challenge, it's very hard but the satisfaction in the finish line, after ten, eleven or twelve hours, is great! I'm listening to music, I think about orienteering questions or I see the views. Of course, I remember 100 km races or in the middle (50 km) I think: Stop, I'm dead! But, except two races in which I had stomach problems, I finished all races.
You also have run, in the last 3 years, the 24 hours of TV3, with these results: 2005 - 103,2 km; 2006 - 155,6 km; 2007 - 133,5 km. It is a resistance race, mainly because it is run in a 400 m track. In 2006 you did 362 turns!!! Is it possible to enjoy a challenge like this?
Run or walking during one day is a special experience into the ultra marathon world. It's not easy to explain all sensations, and the difficulties or hard moments. I have participated in 12 events, every course is a unique experience... the last, the 24 hours TV3 to collect money for the cardiac illness investigation, is still in my mind... people that were in the last five minutes in the 400 m track, formed a corridor, clapped and shouted... most runners cried in the finish, astonished by this welcome. I enjoy this challenge, and I hope to participate in more editions... of course, in different 24 hours races I think about orienteering, and I design or create exercises or articles, and I read maps when I'm not listening to music. It's a good source of o-inspiration for me, an entire day for thinking!
I also notice your participation in 6 hours of Calella (52,9 km in 2003; 54,1 km in 2004; 51,2 km in 2007). Is it a different race?
A 6 Hours Event is a good training for the 100 km or 24 hours. If you run for training, it's easy, but if you run to compete, it's extremely tiring.
You also run Mountain Cross (any special memory from Can Caralleu?) And sometimes you represent a very original club: Penya 100 Km. What club is this?
Four years ago I ran two mountains marathons (sky-running). We climbed, ran or speed walked different peaks in the Pyrenees Mountains. But this type of races demands a very hard training and hard muscular power, and I hadn't a good training in the last years. For this reason, at the moment, I'm only running ultra long distance in tracks or asphalt. The Penya 100 km is a club of the Catalans ultra runners; we are a family (a bit crazy one, he, he...).
Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 10.000m... You have run all distances! Did you begin your sporting life by athletics? How? When? Can you tell us your best scores?
When I was young I liked to run. The start of long distance races for the people was in Catalonian. I liked long competitions, and I began running five, ten kilometres, and half marathon. In 1987 I ran my first marathon in Barcelona, and 1990 was the year of my first ultra marathon and 100 km. I have always run in an amateur level, with scores for a normal runner: 1h24 in half marathon, 3h02 in marathon and 9h23 in 100 km.
How did you discover orienteering?
I've discovered orienteering in an athletics magazine in Barcelona 1990. I remember I thought: That sport must be fun! I called and I have signed myself. The next orienteering race was... the day before the marathon! No problem, I went on Saturday and I ran the orienteering race with one friend. Sunday, the marathon, and, one week after, the second race in orienteering, a H21 race set for the World Wide Orienteering Promotion by Peo Bengtsson, near Barcelona. Just in these years began the Catalonian Orienteering Federation, and I have collaborated in different works. We didn't have books or manuals. It was an auto-knowledge, my usual model of learning in orienteering.
Also in orienteering, you have at least one experience in a long race: the World Record of 150 Controls, 21,1 km (February 2005, Guardamar, Alicante)...
It was one of my best experiences! Guardamar is a great sanctuary for me, I ran there for the first time in 1993, and it was incredible, one terrain absolutely different and very technical. In those years, the usual terrains in Catalonian were simple, green forest whit many tracks. Guardamar is a pure contour level labyrinth. I made more mistakes, but I was really happy! Nine years after, I returned for the organization of JWOC 2002 in Spain. I was a National Controller, and I checked more and more controls in this astounding terrain. I remember the young runners: Daniel Hubmann, Minna Kauppi (today absolute World Champion)... The World Record was a superb race, 150 controls in a half marathon orienteering distance. I was a controller in media coverage and logistic aspects, and I had the opportunity to run. One interesting fact was the special software made by the Sportident team, that we used to make different Sportident cards. In the finish line, the results and gaps were perfect! We met Minna again and the great champion Pasi Ikonen. The course setter was José Samper, the experienced setter in the JWOC, and he designed the race with little navigational gaps but in a way that you could only see the control just when you arrived to the feature. It was a middle distance concept in an ultra long orienteering race!
By the way, you also enjoy very short races. Your Mikrosprint UPV-O (8m32 in You Tube) is linked in a dozen of sites and blogs. How was this race? With or without codes? (On the video it seems that you only confirm on the map).
This race was a commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Universitat Politecnica de Valencia Sección Orientación, an important club in Spain where I have good friends. I was invited to the celebration and, before the conference where I talked about orienteering training, I ran that ultra short race. It was an Orientshow race, conceived by Maxim Ryabkin, an orienteering race with many flags without control and number description, where the orienteer has to be perfectly sure about the correct position of each flag related to the controls indicated on the map. You can be sure of a correct execution only when you read the paper with the Sportident split times. In a "micro sprint" race in Bilbao, only 31 runners had a correct sequence; 104 had one or more mistakes! Personally, this video is interesting for me to analyze... I did not have mistakes, but I took more time in comparison with other runners.
O-ringen, Fin5, Scottish 6 Days, Swiss-O Week, French 5 Days, Bohemian 5 Days, Oocup (Slovenia)... You have been to the biggest international orienteering races. Would you remember some special moments from these events?
The special moments were the whole competition. I like these multi-session events very much. The first was O-ringen 1994 in Örnsköldsvik, absolutely surprising for me, a literal "orienteering planet" or Olympic Games in orienteering. After that, I have participated in different countries and I have always enjoyed the races, watching the people (the lots of children and families), and the various terrains.
And what about Venice? How was it to run into the labyrinth of channels in the Meeting Orientamento Venezia?
Venice is a dream for lovers... and orienteering lovers, too. I ran in two editions only, but I hope these years had been the start to participate in every edition. In Catalonian, we have very good fly opportunities with low cost flights, and the travel is similar in time and money with the national orienteering events in Spain. The last edition, the course setter did a good work in Elite class and I was really happy to run between the people, following very narrow streets and the small passages in the channels.
As important as your races is your theoretic teaching about orienteering. You are the Orienteering Coaches Spanish School's Director. Regularly you write very interesting articles. One, about strategies (route choice) to compete in sprint, long and relays, is available on World of O page. What are your main goals with these articles?
I ran eight hundred competitions, in all distances and conditions. I have run as a beginner, as an experienced orienteer, as a senior and veteran, too. I have read pencil drawn maps and perfect OCAD maps, I have elaborated maps with pencils, and I drawn maps with all OCAD versions software; I have checked the control points with a paper target, with Emit card, and Sportident card. Perhaps my only handicap is the top elite experience, but I have run with the best Spanish orienteers and I have spoken with many orienteers from other countries. To know all about orienteering, to experiment it in its entire spectrum (cartographic standards ISOM and ISSOM, Competition Rules, Sportident software, course setter facts; to have been Catalonian Orienteering President, or president of a orienteering club) allows me to perceive very instantaneously any incidence, or understand any restlessness or worry by the runners or organizers. This experience is the secret to know the heart of orienteering. This long run experience gave me a good knowledge about the different distances and its particularities. To offer all a better knowledge of the orienteering basis and to improve continuously the personal levels and skills are the main goals of these articles. I have a "good hand" (Spanish expression for name skill and ability) to explain and show concepts and contents, thanks to my work in the educational world.
You are a good observer to update techniques. Some years ago you wrote about Pasi Ikonen running without compass. Now you are focusing Thierry Gueorgiou orienteering in the future. Can you put in evidence what we can learn with these two champions?
I have always looked for a general method for orienteering training. I think there isn't a universal method. There are several methods depending on the orienteering profile in each country, the multiple disciplines and the infinity of "game boards" for playing. This is a reason for my interest in the methods of the top orienteers. Orienteering is a map. If you know the whole secrets of the map, you will go where you should. The compass is an aid (a very good aid), but if you lost the map, the race is finished. I think is possible to run without a compass in all situations if you are a great orienteer and you are training hard the 3-D vision, the contour information. Also, the great concentration makes you focus better on the course. This method is very interesting for me, and Pasi Ikonen is a good example. Another great story is a French success with the o-team, the anchor is Thierry Gueorgiou. I know the French orienteering profile, because ten years ago I was run many O-French Championships and the level of French runners was good, near the best Spanish runners. Gonon, Renard and Gueorgiou represent a very big step in the last years... there must be a reason, for sure. And the reason is a new orienteering training methodology created by Michel Gueorguiou, Thierry's father. We invited Michel, a great trainer and person, to Spain, in two occasions, to teach his method, and it was really extraordinary. The sessions with map simulations in tracks or parks, and the weekends in different activities in real difficult and high-quality maps have made the French runners the best technical map-readers. If you are a perfect technical map-reader, you need only to anticipate and to know the properties of every terrain to become the best (or one of the best); it's a second great steep well worked by Thierry. Tero's equation is: higher speed with lower risk (full speed without mistake).
What kind of work do you usually do with Spanish best athletes? I remember your recent Christmas Trainings in Portugal that you and Per Sterner have organized. How do you plan it? And how good was this "Stage de Navidad"?
I'm not doing specific work with the Spanish O-Team; every orienteer has his own goals, trainer, programme sessions and evaluation. I help Per in the logistic aspects and in the work field sessions of the Spanish O-Team training meetings. Per designs the sessions depending on planned goals. The meeting Portuguese-Spanish O-Teams was perfect for a friendly atmosphere, hard training, novel sessions, familiar accommodation and very good and high technical maps and terrains.
Roger Casal, Raúl Martín, Esther Gil, Annabel Valledor... How do you remember the Spanish team performance in the last WOC that you have very well reported directly from Kiev to "orientacion.mforos"?
Every WOC is a different experience. Ukraine offered great moments: The titles for Gueorgiou, two women champions in Long Distance, appropriate terrains for every Distance near a big city... The good Final sprint for a beginner's WOC Spanish runner Raúl Martin and the good races for Annabel and Esther (with stomach problems during the WOC) were the principal facts of the Spanish performance in Kiev.
Martin Kronlund Trophy got his name from the man who has introduced orienteering in Spain. Who is this man (still alive)? When and how orienteering began in Spain? How is Spanish orienteering nowadays?
Martin Kronlund is an orienteering father in Spain. He introduced orienteering in the 70's in Madrid; in those years this sport was only known in small military circle. He taught the first orienteers and organizers. Martin was also the course setter in the WMOC in Murcia. Martin is really appreciated by the Spanish orienteering family (is the Honorary President of Spanish Federation), lives in Madrid and is 92 years old. Nowadays, orienteering is a growing sport in Spain, with a consolidate Federation, a lot of races, several activities for technicians and three thousand orienteers. Very different terrains, good climate, and beautiful people, and good conditions for a complete training are other things of Spanish orienteering.
Next March 15th-16th you'll have the XXI Martin Kronlund Trophy, and in the following weekend, 21st-23rd, the National Championships. Between the two dates, official trainings and model event. Good reason to visit and compete in Spain. Can you reveal any details about these events?
It's a very good opportunity for a high level of orienteering in the winter with good weather and typical friendly Spanish atmosphere. 10 days: two competitions near Madrid, in San Rafael, and travelling to Murcia, different official trainings during the week and the Spanish Championships: Long, Sprint, Relays and Middle; it's the well-known "Costa Calida Trophy".
You are an IOF event advisor. At this moment you are advising "Rutas del Quijote", that will be held at Ciudad Real, on February 15th-17th [next weekend]. What can you tell us about advising work and about these "Rutas del Quijote"?
The IOF Event Adviser is the technician of the International Orienteering Federation to guarantee the good organisation of international o-events; in every country there is a similar figure, the national controller. We supervise all aspects in an event: media coverage, publicity, internet information and technical things such as the correct location of the controls, controls descriptions, courses and categories, start lists, etc. It's hard work on every occasion and it's very unrewarding, because every complaint to the organizer means "bad work" by the controller. The Rutas del Quijote Trophy is the first international event in Spain in 2008, at the moment [middle of January] I'm verifying all controls sites, the arena (starts, finish, parking, event centre) and accommodation.
Besides Kronlund, I've mentioned a second foreigner living in Spain, the born-Swedish Per Sterner, who is Spanish national team coach. How Spanish orienteering is benefiting with his work?
Per does a great job with Spanish team, and also with other orienteers interested in improving their level. He is a very good orienteering technician and not only for the Spanish O-Team. We also organise an "Orientabonito" training camp in Sweden for the last three years, open to many different standards of orienteers. It's intense work during one week, but very satisfactory when you see the results and read the comments by the participants. Twelve sessions, many with Sportident, conferences with elite runners, and analysis of the exercises, it's a profile of this advanced stage. The benefit of the good job by Per Sterner it's an increase in the Spanish level in the international orienteering panorama; it is priceless.
Different is the influence of the Finnish Tommi Tölkkö, team-mate of Gueorgiou in Kalevan Rasti (Jukola 2007 winners), also living and competing in Spain. How can he help promoting the competitive level of Spanish Elite runners?
It's very good for the local orienteers, competing with very good foreigner runners, they are the best motivation and it's possible to learn new techniques, trainings and race strategies. Tommi Tölkkö is the new Technical Director in the Catalonian Orienteering Federation, and works in different areas, especially in the training and planning of the elite runners.
http://www.fedo.org/mambo/index.php?option=displaypage&Itemid=187&op=page&SubMenu= is the address of the important electronic revue "Technical Communications" that you regularly publish on Spanish Federation website (3 times every year since 2005), with maps, trainings and theoretic articles. In a few lines, what can you say to seduce readers for to visit this EETO product?
These articles are written in Spanish language, for the Spanish technicians and trainers orienteering, but the facts are for every orienteer interested in improving his level or to know different forms of training, based on a high competition, work and seminars in the Spanish Orienteering School and other news.
You also have written a pair of books that we can find on Catalonia Federation (FCOC) website http://www.documents.orientacio.org/documents/documents.html. What books are these?
Perhaps it's my greatest work, my masterpiece in orienteering. Ten years ago, the books in Spanish for learning orienteering did not exist, only one book by a French orienteer and technician Jean Claude Sylvestre. I learnt orienteering with practise and continuous experimentation on courses, making maps, training sessions... I noted every exercise, and every exercise is the start for another different type of training... The result is hundreds of exercises and a lot of experience to teach the sport and build up the knowledge of the physical educational teachers. The goal of the first book was to introduce orienteering in the schools of Catalonia, or simply help the teachers in their physical activities with the children in orienteering. Orienteering for children and young people is the most important goal for all federations, for the future of this sport. I have worked for ten years at my home in Barcelona, organizing all orienteering children races with the Sport School Council, responsible for children's sport in the city. Many people say to me: "You are very busy with important orienteering projects, why to continue with the children?" Children orienteering is as (or more) important than elite, not only for having new future competitors, also because it involves the best educational properties. The second book is for teachers but especially for trainers, technicians (with training models, high exercises and the curricula to form technicians). The two books together form an orienteering encyclopedia. Finally, they are now available on the web in PDF format to help everybody interested in orienteering. The books are in Catalonian language, but I think it's interesting for students of orienteering or for orienteering lovers.
I read that you still work as a teacher in an elementary school. Really?!... How many hours do you sleep a day? How rewarding is work with the children?
My work with the children helps me to know how to teach orienteering at all levels. I work in physical educational area, and the children not only practise orienteering, but different sports and exercises. I work in the school six hours a day, and this is another reason why it is possible for me to write articles and to prepare different orienteering activities.
In 1996 you were a M21E runner, but maybe you remember Veterans World Cup in Murcia. Have you been there? (Organizer, Runner in Open race?) What memories do you have from this event?
I have great memories from the WMOC 1996. I was the person in charge of the finish (number 4). We worked very hard. The WMOC 1996 was, by a great difference, the biggest orienteering event that year in Spain, and the first big IOF event in the country. But the organizer people, the Murcia Federation with different volunteers from the rest of Spain, worked perfectly together and the event was very satisfactory for the runners from all over the world. It's the professional work that today is visible in the Murcia Costa Calida Trophy, surely known by many participants in the next WMOC. For me, it's another step up in the knowledge of orienteering, especially in the great IOF event organisation. Previously, in 1993 and 1994, I had another great experience in two five days organisers in south France, in the Pyrenees Mountains, where the firsts Catalans orienteers helped the French organisers verifying control points, making starts and finish, checking maps and categories, printing with a manual machine the courses on the maps... A great school for learning how to organise big events!
Finally about Ferran Santoyo Medina orienteer himself. What do you most enjoy in orienteering?
Orienteering it's a life style. It's the door to live many different experiences. I have a thousand accurate images in my mind. Rocky terrains, sand dunes on the coast, golden sunbeams between the trees in Nordic woods, mysterious dark forests in continental countries, clearings with thousand of coloured flowers and butterflies under the sun...beautiful landscapes, and nice different people and traditions, a lot of friends, lovely relationships with the people and the environment. A formidable learning "weapon" for the children (and teachers!), an activity for the whole family... Orienteering improves all aspects of the human being. And it allows you to make your dreams come true... When I was young, I traveled to spend my holidays in my father's town (Cabra del Santo Cristo, Andalusia), and I always went by train through a pretty pine forest in a solitary landscape. A good terrain for orienteering, I dreamed to run through it, but the region was far from the orienteers clubs. During the next years, I made different maps near the town, just for training. One summer, the president of the Cultural Association requested me to organize an orienteering race. In the town no one knows the sport, but he knew I was an orienteering lover and that interested him."Not problem, we have the principal fact, a map close to the town." One year later, was born the first Acacyr Trophy, which was an appreciated organizational success. In this event, I went to the forest I always dreamed of with the technicians of the Andalusia Orienteering Federation to see if the terrain was good enough for a national event. It was ok! We projected an event for one year later. In the meantime, we celebrated the second edition of the trophy, validity for the Andalusia Orienteering league. The great news came after: The Andalusia Federation demands a WRE, and this is accepted. One World Ranking Event in my pretty pine forest! In April 2007 was celebrated the third trophy, a Spain national event and WRE, with five hundred orienteers, in the exotic landscape of Los Romerales... The pretty pine forest that many times before I had seen from the train. I saw this event born, to grow and become great. It's the most lovely experience I have had in orienteering, and every summer, when I return for my holidays in the town for rest (and organizing the Acacyr Trophy) I can see orienteers running in the pretty pine forest, remembering the young man that first saw it from the window of the train.
What kind of training do you use to do in a normal week?
In the last years my training wasn't good; my work in the school and the various projects in orienteering subtract time for training. It was also the reason to end my Elite career in Spain, after 15 years, last November. I'm good technically but my physical level is very low. I run orienteering races or long distances in the weekends, the rest of the week two-three hours.
Do you remember your best (perfect) and your worst race?
My dream is a perfect orienteering race, a free mistake competition. Technical perfection, run at an optimal rate, to anticipate and have the terrain in my mind. For this, I needed a lot of concentration and self-confidence - two aspects that were always difficult to me. I remember two good races, close to perfection in the Spanish and Catalan calendars. A lot of races have been worst, due to lack of concentration... But I don't remember any one especially.
Do you have any special memory from an Iberian Championship (since 1993)?
I ran in two Iberian Championships with the Spanish Team in 1993 and 1994, as a reserve orienteer. Beautiful rocky terrains with a good, friendly atmosphere. I especially remember the Iberian Championships in Vendas Novas three years ago, I was the Spanish controller and I received great hospitality from my Portuguese friends; perfect organisation and lots of Spanish and Portuguese runners, and the "Alentejo terrain"...
What do you expect from WMOC 2008?
I'm sure the WMOC will be a great event with a perfect organisation, great terrains and maps, and a beautiful friendly atmosphere; Portuguese people are very welcoming. The conditions are suitable to make great races. The Leiria forest is amazing, very clean, lots of contour details and good sandy surfaces for very fast running. But perhaps I specially expect good things in the Sprint Races for two reasons: It's the first time in the WMOC history that we have a sprint event, and secondly the coastal villages where the sprint events will be, are enchanting. I will also meet with my Portuguese, Swedish and French brothers and I expect to make other good friends. The first good moment for WMOC 2008 comes with this interview, I had lots of fun remembering old good moments, revising my career and to practise the one thing I lack in orienteering: my English. Please excuse me for the simple expressions, I work hard to improve my English to have a better communication with the world orienteering family. Thanks, Manuel!!!
(Interview by Manuel Dias. Questions and answers by e-mail. Received on 2008 Jan. 20th. English revision by Norman Jones, Susana Pedro and Paulo Pereiros.)
PS: Martin Kronlund, related on this conversation, died on March 1st, three weeks after this interview was published. Read more on Spanish federation website www.fedo.org .
(Note added on 2008 March 5th)
[2008-06-20] Carlos Monteiro, WMOC Event Director
[2008-06-20] Dieter Wolf, M55, SUI
[2008-06-19] Timo Teinila, WMOC speaker
[2008-06-19] Jorge Simões, WMOC Event Director assistant
[2008-06-18] Blair Trewin, M35, AUS
[2008-06-18] Mariett Matias, WMOC Media responsible
[2008-06-17] David May, WMOC Senior Event Advisor
[2008-06-16] Gottfried Tobler, M60, AUT
[2008-06-16] Tuulikki Salmenkylä, W45, FIN
[2008-06-16] Arvo Majoinen, M80, FIN
[2008-06-14] Fernando Costa, WMOC Marketing responsible
[2008-06-13] Sarah Dunn, W40, GBR
[2008-06-12] Santos Sousa, WMOC planner
[2008-06-11] Sigurd Daehli, M55, NOR
[2008-06-10] Alexandre Reis, WMOC mapper and planner
[2008-06-09] Nick Duca, M40, CAN
[2008-06-07] Tiago Aires, WMOC mapper and planner
[2008-06-06] Irina Stepanova, W55, RUS
[2008-06-05] Luís Sérgio, WMOC mapper
[2008-06-04] Ari Kattainen, M50, FIN
[2008-06-03] Rui Antunes, WMOC Mapping coordinator
[2008-06-02] Jon Musgrave, M45, GBR
[2008-05-31] Jacinto Eleutério, WMOC Course coordinator
[2008-05-30] Rune Carlsson, M70, SWE
[2008-05-29] Åke Jacobson, IOF President
[2008-05-29] Augusto Almeida, POF President
[2008-05-28] Jurate Uleviciene, W55, LIT
[2008-05-26] Vladimir Ioffe, M70, ISR
[2008-05-23] José Fernandes, M45, POR
[2008-05-21] Ezio Paris, M55, ITA
[2008-05-19] Gabriella Györffy, W40, HUN
[2008-05-16] Alberto Minguez, M40, ESP
[2008-05-14] Tomas Zdrahal, M55, CZE
[2008-05-12] Paulo Becker, M45, BRA
[2008-05-09] Ingrid Roll, W70, NOR
[2008-05-07] Jerzy Parzewski, M55, POL
[2008-05-05] Hugh Moore, M60, AUS
[2008-05-02] Martin Checkley, M55, GBR
[2008-04-30] Etienne Bousser, M60, FRA
[2008-04-28] Andreas Grote, M40, SUI
[2008-04-24] Liudmila Labutina, W65, RUS
[2008-04-22] Freddy Sillien, M60, BEL
[2008-04-17] Tomislav Kaniski, M35, CRO
[2008-04-14] Eero Tuuteri, M85, FIN
[2008-04-10] Lena Nordahl, W80, SWE
[2008-04-07] Albano João, M45, POR
[2008-04-03] Tom A. Karlsen, M55, NOR
[2008-03-31] Kayoko Sakai, W55, JPN
[2008-03-27] Finn Arildsen, M45, DEN
[2008-03-24] Anne Nurmi, W45, FIN
[2008-03-20] Peo Bengtsson, M75, SWE
[2008-03-17] Alida Abola, W50, LAT
[2008-03-13] Matti Railimo, M60, FIN
[2008-03-10] Cornelia Eckardt, W35, GER
[2008-03-06] Joaquim Sousa, M35, POR
[2008-03-03] Birgitta Olsson, W75, SWE
[2008-02-20] J. Salmenkylä, M75, FIN
[2008-02-18] Torid Kvaal, W65, NOR
[2008-02-15] Mykola Bozhko, M55, UKR
[2008-02-13] Pavlina Brautigam, W45, USA
[2008-02-11] Ferran Santoyo, M35, ESP
[2008-02-08] Sole Nieminen, W80, FIN
[2008-02-06] Stefano Galletti, M40, ITA
[2008-02-04] Gillian Ingham, W50, NZL
[2008-02-01] Jörgen Mårtensson, M45, SWE
[2008-01-30] Tom Hiltebrand, M50, SUI
[2008-01-28] Baiba Ozola, W40, LAT
[2008-01-25] Eddie Harwood, M55, GBR
[2008-01-23] Marje Viirmann, W45, EST
[2008-01-21] Alexander Afonyushkin, M40, RUS
[2008-01-18] Paulina Majova, W55, SVK
[2008-01-16] Björn Linnersjö, M65, SWE
[2008-01-15] Lillian Røss, W85, NOR
[2008-01-10] Tapio Peippo, M55, FIN
[2008-01-07] Elizabeth Brown, W90, GBR
[2008-01-04] Erkki Luntamo, M90, FIN