For 7 days the World's best Orienteers battled it out over a range of disciplines for the right to be called World Champion. On super technical and physical terrain in the Czech Republic the British Team of 7 men and 6 women faced the might of the Scandinavians and runners from the home nation. Megan Carter-Davies of SBOC carried Welsh hopes and competed in 4 of the 5 competitions. She was part of the 4 person Sprint Relay team that finished 6th behind winners Sweden and in the middle distance, she successfully qualified from her heat to make the final. She managed 26th place after making some errors on the course. Then in the Forest Relay she pulled the team up from 9th to 7th on last leg, with the Swedish women again taking first place. But the best was yet to come, in her final event of the championships. The Long Distance race of just under 10km and 700m climb took place on amazing terrain and a super complex map.
She produced her best performance of the week completing the course in 84.53 minutes and that was good enough to put her in 6th place and on the podium and ahead of some of the World's best Orienteers.
Commentators described it as "the outstanding run of the day". A brilliant achievement and fantastic reward for all her hard work. We're all very proud of her.
You can view Megan's GPS tracking here.