The "Test Races" for the World Orienteering Championship (WOC) are Friday 5th and Sunday 7th July. WOC is in South-East Norway in mid-August and the test races are also, in similar terrain and with offset printed maps. Many countries use the races as part of the selection process. There are over 250 entries each day with countries split between parallel D21 and H21 races. There will be GPS tracking after the last runner starts - please see the bulletin.
At WOC, both for men and for women, Britain has two entries for the long, three for the middle, and one three-person relay team. The only athlete selected so far is Ralph Street, for middle distance. 23 British athletes have entered one or both of the test races.