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Route to Christmas: Day 16 2012

Todays leg in Route to Christmas is a really long leg from Estonia – the Estonian Championships long distance at August 18th. Interesting and varied terrain with many marshes and varied runnability makes for some interesting route choice options in this kind of terrain.

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):


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.


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 have solved this leg below. This data is taken from 3DRerun.


You can divide the leg in three parts were different route choices can be done in each part separately, but all routes come together in between. For the first short part out of the control there are not very big differences, but it looks like the most direct approach is the best (Kärner). For the second part it is tempting to take a detour to the right/north and run on the road for some time, but it looks like that will loose you some time. The route of Sild seems to be the best on this part of the leg. For the last part of the leg, it seems to be fastest to take a quite direct approach and avoid the green.

See also 3DRerun.

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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