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Route to Christmas: Day 10 2012

For those of you loving sprint – we have finally got two sprint legs for you. The legs are from a Czech National Team Sprint Training January 22nd 2012 prepared by Czech trainer Radek Novotny, and one of the legs has actually already been published here at World of O.

The first leg is the new one – leg 3-4. 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). It is a bit difficult to read the map even when it is enlarged (sorry for that) – it is possible to get through south of control 4 with some zigg-zagging:

Location

You find other maps from the area in omaps.worldofo.com here. See also latest additions in 3DRerun from this area in order to learn more about this terrain type.

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 solved this leg below.


Comments

Referring to the illustration with “hand-drawn” routes by Novotny (the upper illustration), the vast majority of the runners run the red (middle) route choice. A few run the blue which is somewhat longer (and slower). None run the green which is the shortest – but more difficult to find on the map – and maybe also more difficult to keep high speed. What do you think?

Second leg

Now over to the second 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 it, and draw the route you would have made. Some comments about why you would choose a certain choice are always nice for the other readers.

Then you can take a look at the routes of the runners analysis provided by Radek Novotny. As you can see, running the direct/right variant is the fastest here.
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Here are full courses and analysis (in Czech). A lot of interesting legs here – definitely worth taking a look at if you are interested in some theoretical sprint training.

Additional information

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

Route to Christmas series

The ‘Route to Christmas’ series at World of O has been very popular the last years – and I have therefore decided to continue the series this Christmas as well. If you have got any good legs in RouteGadget, GPSSeuranta or 3DRerun from 2012-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.

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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