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Route to Christmas: Day 13 2009

Todays leg in Route to Christmas is from Austria. The chosen leg is leg number 17 in the H21E course the Austrian Championships middle distance at May 17th. This competition was named the best Austrian competition in 2009. Thanks to Martin Veitsberger for the tip!

The leg is as usually first provided without routes – you may take a look at it and think about how you would attack this leg (if the image is too small, you may click on it to get it larger):


Next you can draw your own route using the ‘Webroute’ below. Think through how you would attack this leg, and draw the route you would have made. Some comments about why you would choose a certain route are always nice for the other readers.

Unfortunately we are missing the routes for the runners finishing between number 2 and 6 (Klaus Schgaguler, Christian Wartbichler, Martin Binder ++), but Gernot Kerschbaumer was the fastest on this leg with quite some margin. You find split times in Splitalyzer here. Gernot also writes about this race in his Blog, writing about this leg: – To control 17 I finally chose the right option, because the climb on the left side after the path seemed to be to steep for running. […] Approaching the finish, I knew I had a good run and hoped to take the victory, but I was surprised by the big gap to the second place, Klaus Schgaguler, nearly 4 minutes..

Uou can take a look at how the runners who have drawn their route choice solved this leg:

Complete map in Omaps.worldofo.com

You find the complete map and Routegadget info in omaps.worldofo.com at this location.


The ‘Route to Christmas’ series at World of O was very popular the two last year – and I’ve therefore decided to continue the series this Christmas as well. If you have got any good legs in RouteGadget from 2009-competitions – or old forgotten ones which are still interesting – please email me the link at Jan@Kocbach.net, and I’ll include it in Route to Christmas if it looks good. Route to Christmas will not be interesting if YOU don’t contribute.

There will be no analysis about the best routechoice for each leg – you can provide that yourself in the comments or in the Webroute. Not all legs are taken for the interesting routechoice alternatives – some are also taken because the map is interesting – or because it is not straightforward to see what to do on a certain leg. Any comments are welcome – especially if you ran the event chosen for todays leg!

Note that there may be some errors in the Routegadget data (sometimes somebody draws a route for another runner just for fun). Please add a comment below if you spot en error.

About Jan Kocbach

Jan Kocbach is the founder of WorldofO.com - taking care of everything from site development to writing articles, photography and analysis.

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