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Route to Christmas: Day 8 2010

Todays leg in Route to Christmas is an extremely long leg from Austria. The chosen event is Day 6 of the Tyrol 6 Days in the Innsbruck region organized at July 4th 2010. Leg number 27 in the M21 Elite course is chosen.

outofbounds_sThanks to both Martin Veitsberger and Martin Lerjen for the tip – and special thanks to Martin Veitsberger for getting several of the Men 21 Elite runners to draw their routes during the last weeks. Please follow Martin&Martin’s good example and identify interesting legs and send some emails to runners who have not drawn their routes in order to get an interesting leg for Route to Christmas! It is even a good way to promote your event/area!

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). Note that some out of bound areas influenced the routechoices for the leg (see to the right).


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. Unfortunately still only one of the top runners has drawn his route (Klaus Schgaguler), and therefore his best time is not completely representative for this being the best routechoice. However, I would still think that Schgaguler’s variant is the best choice for this particular leg. Please add a comment below if you have more thoughts about the optimal route for this event.

The Men 35 category had the same leg – and for comparison I have also included the routes of the runners in M35 who have drawn their routes below.


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.

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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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  1. M20 had the route also, because i´m running M20 and not M35 ;) really hot day, extremely difficult middle part, 1700m -> hard comp

  2. Hej Franz – really a great route!