Young orienteers strive for quality

Young orienteers strive for quality

Inspecta, a company orienting with its customers to the trust and quality finish line, supports young orienteers’ efforts to get to that line too. With the of support Inspecta, Latvijas Valsts Meži, NISSAN Nordic Europe and Syform Latvia, Edgars Bertuks, a Latvian world champion in orienteering, organized an orienteering camp for best Baltic junior athletes. The BE_FORCE camp’s purpose is to offer high level training possibilities to young athletes free of charge.

The camp was held in August in Spāre, Latvia and was attended by 16 young and promising athletes from all three Baltic countries. The young athletes got an unique opportunity to train and compete in one of the best and most demanding costal terrains in Latvia.

Trainings were planned with a purpose - to create a real “race experience” situation and were specially targeted on relay competition since that is a part of orienteering where Baltic teams struggle in elite level championships. Evenings were dedicated for analyzing GPS routes from training sessions as well as Bertuks’ lectures about mental training and its importance in athletic performance.

“This year the camp had an international atmosphere and it was nice to see how sport connects different mentalities and cultures. Another thing that connected them was striving for quality. Many of them have showed good international results this season,” says Bertuks after organizing his second BE_FORCE camp.

Bertuks hopes his camp will boost young athletes’ motivation through winter and is looking forward to hold next camp in spring 2016.

Page created: 30 Sep 2015