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Route to Christmas: Day 1 2010

Todays leg in Route to Christmas is chosen just as much because the map and terrain looks beautiful, as for the challenging routechoice on this particular leg. The leg is from the Canadian Orienteering Championships 2010 (COC), and the course was actually one of the nominations for “The Course of the Year 2010″.

The leg in question is leg number 8 in the M21 Elite course.

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):

Webroute

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:

Complete map in Omaps.worldofo.com

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

Omaps.worldofo.com

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 2010-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. This year I have noticed that the use of Routegadget is declining, and it has been very difficult to find interesting legs. I will probably have to post legs from GPSSeuranta for nearly half of the days if YOU don’t help providing interesting legs!

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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    I WAS ORIENTEERING SPORTSMAN IN HUNGARY OVER 12 YEAR TIME.