Todays leg in Route to Christmas is a really long leg from Pinseløpene in Kongsberg, Norway. Kongsberg is famous in the orienteering world for having many interesting terrain types within a small area – and several important competitions have been held around Kongsberg. One example is this year Military World Champs which was held in the Kongsberg area – another example is WOC 1978 which was also held in the Kongsberg area.
After many legs in Men 21, we are now up in Men 50 category (as very few Men 21 runners have drawn their routes). We are looking at leg number 8 in the H50. Thanks to Terje Mathisen for the tip about this leg.
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 below. The best times are run for a direct variant. Terje Mathisen’s comment about the leg (run the southern-most variant): – I think I took the optimal route choice with respect to avoiding uphill in “lyng” (high undergrowth). Please add a comment below if you ran the leg and have further information about it.
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 last years – 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.
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.