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Temptation Island

A somewhat unusual contour training dumped into the mailbox yesterday as a suggestion for The Course of the Year 2010. – Today, one of my friends asked me to set a course to work on his weakness: his ability to focus during the race, the course setter commented in his email.

I found it best to censor part of the accompanying graphics and part of the map with some black censor bars – to make sure you can concentrate on the course and not on its immediate surroundings…

Stay focused or go home

– I set this course which, I think, might be part of the best course of the year voting, the course setter continues in his email which is held in a humorous tone.

And looking at the artwork of the course he has created, it is clear that the best middle distance orienteer in the world can do more than just running fast in a middle distance race… Is training on these kind of maps part of the secret sauce of becoming a good technical orienteer?

There are still a few days left to submit your suggestions to “The Course of the Year 2010″ here – if you follow the link you can also read all the suggestions by WorldofO.com readers for “The Course of the Year 2010″.

Prizes from our Sponsors

Prizes from our Sponsors always makes it more fun! There will be a prize for the course setter in “The course of the Year 2010″, a price for the first one suggesting the course which ends up becoming “The course of the Year 2010″, and finally prizes drawn among all suggesting and voting.

Sponsors for “The course of the Year 2010″:

  • trimtexTrimtex sponsors “The course of the year 2010″ with 10 prizes. More information about the prizes to come. Trimtex Sport make technical team wear for athletes in clubs and companies. Trimtex’s products are world-leading within function, design and quality, whether it’s for cycling, running, skiing or orienteering.
  • sun-o.com sponsors “The course of the year 2010″ with a voucher for a 2011 Sun-O Camp, value of 150 Euro. Sun-o offers orienteering travel-packages in Spain and Portugal, combining high quality terrains and varied O-maps, in regions with rich culture and sunny climate – organizing your O-holidays from from start to finish.
  • For the record: All sponsor gifts/income related to “The Best Course of 2010″ goes directly to the WorldofO.com readers.

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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