Todays leg in Route to Christmas is a monsterleg from Men 21 Elite in the Finnish Champs Long distance held at September 6th 2009. Runners drawing their route on this leg include Jani Lakanen, Petteri Muukkonen and Jörgen Wickholm.
Keep e-mailing me with tips about good cases to make sure Route to Christmas is really international this year. So far we have contributions from Hungary, USA, France and Finland – and I’ve got tips about maps from several countries – including Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Finland.
Today’s 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). Remember that this leg comes in the last part of a long distance course (winner time above 90 minutes).
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.
- Full results and splits
- Full Routegadget in omaps.worldofo.com
- Kim Fagerudd’s map (QuickRoute with GPS-track) from the competition
Then you 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.