Todays leg in Route to Christmas is from Russia. The leg in question is leg number 10 in M21 from a competition on April 26th this year found on the Russian site o-site.spb.ru. According to my source, the name of the competition may be translated to “The Bright World” – a multi-stage competition with 9 stages throughout the whole year with the final in November.
The best routechoice here is of course very dependent on the runnability in the light green and in the marshes. Still – do your choice, and take a look at the routes at the bottom of the page to see which routechoice was advantageous in this particular forest. If any of our readers can tell more about the terrain or the race, please add a comment below.
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.
Then you can take a look at how the runners who have drawn their route choice solved this leg:
My script is not too fond of Cyrillic characters, so instead of giving the names of the runners on the graphic, I list them here:
ЧЕГАРОВСКИЙ МИХАИЛ 09:09
ГУСЕВ ИЛЬЯ 10:16 +67
РАЙКОВ АЛЕКСАНДР 10:58
БОРОЗДИН АНДРЕЙ 11:23
НОВОКШЕНОВ АЛЕКСЕЙ 11:45
ФОМУШКИН РОМАН 13:06
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.