Who is Who
Rui Antunes, WMOC Mapping coordinator
Professional mapper, Rui Antunes, 50 years old, is the COC technical director. He practiced football and snooker and started running orienteering in 1978. He was Armed Forces' Elite champion and national champion in every veteran class under 50. He participated 4 times in the CISM and 4 in WMOC. He won the Martin Kronlund Trophy in Spain and competed in several other countries, with particular reference to Sweden and France (disputed 4 times the 5 Days).
You have planned the courses in the Final Long Pedrógão (map of Luis Sergio). Did you felt, in terms of demand, any difference regarding previous work in this area?
None. After mapping, planning courses is one of the things that give me more pleasure. I always try to give to others the challenges that would please me mostly, both in technical and physical difficulty.
Considering the likely high temperature, how many refreshments there will be in the Final Long?
You drew the maps of the 2 Qualifying races in Pataias. And you have great experience in mapping the area of pinewood. What advice would you give, in terms of navigation, to whom has never been in this terrain?
In addition to these approximately 12 km2 in Pataias, I only had to draw from the root the Paredes map of 1 km2. But I had reviewed the entire map of Pedreanes, about 15 km2, and the whole map of Facho, around 17km2. I also did, a little further north, the maps of Quiaios and Lavos Coast, about 13 km2, and the map of South Quiaios, 4 km2 (with the help of another mapper). They are also maps of dunes and, hence, similar to the pine forest of Leiria. The advice that I would give is to use the techniques that I use in this type of terrain: a lot of navigation based on compass and permanent map reading. The smallest error kills any chance of reaching the first places.
How many maps have you made so far and how much area have you mapped?
I have mapped around 50 maps in a total area of approximately 250 km2.
The recognition of your quality has led you to mapping in Spain. Do you have plans for other work abroad?
It's true. I did some maps in Spain (Saldes, Vic - Montañia, Girona, Onil, Santiago de Compostela). And I have contacts for other work, yes.
What are the most difficult maps where you have run abroad?
Sweden and Norway.
What is the most rewarding experience as orienteering athlete?
Having shared the Nature during all these years, practicing a sport that I love. Even now, when I speak passionately of orienteering to certain people, I just feel chills of happiness. And, having managed to combine the sport with my current job, I can say that I am almost fulfilled.
(Interview by Manuel Dias. Questions and answers by e-mail. Received on 2008 May 21st. Translation by Fausto Ferreira.)
[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