Todays leg in Route to Christmas is another long leg from Czech Republic. This actually looks like a training course, but it still has an interesting long leg for which many runners have drawn their route. The chosen leg is number 11 in a course which consists of some long legs with routechoice options and several control-picking parts in tricky, stony areas.
The training/competition was organized at April 4th 2010. If you know more about this training/competition, please add a comment below. Please don’t forget to tip about good candidates for Route to Christmas. I have only got a few good Routegadget-choices left (thanks to some tips from you) – and then I’ll have to go over to GPSSeuranta legs from Nordic terrain the last days until Christmas.
New: A giveaway for you!?
We have been lucky enough to be able to give away a free copy of the book “O-Boka 2010″ (including shipping to wherever you live) to one of you who draws your suggested route for todays edition of ‘Route to Christmas’ in the Webroute below (remember to leave your e-mail address if you want to receive an email if drawn as a winner). “O-Boka 2010″ is a book in Norwegian language about the orienteering season 2010 including nearly 50 maps with routes (see review at OPN.no here). A nice book even if you don’t speak the language – and also a nice Christmas present.
For the record: This is a giveaway directly from the publisher to the readers of World of O as a service to the readers ; I do not receive any payment from the publisher. If you have a similar giveaway for the visitors for another day of Route to Christmas, please send an email to email@example.com with your suggestions.
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. It looks like the two main choices – going around the big hill on the left or on the right – are approximately equal, although I might favor the right variant myself. What do you think? Add a comment – or wait for the density map this evening if you don’t want to speak up…
Below you see a density map based on who has drawn their route in the Webroute. A majority of the ones drawing their chosen route have found a variant to the right of the hill to be the best option – with two different options for the last part of the leg.
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.