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Route to Christmas: Day 7 2016

Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is from Swedish League event 3 in April this year – thanks to a tip by Color.

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). The leg is a long one with both vegetation and hills which force you as a runner to do some choices about where to go…


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.

Note! Please don’t draw funny drawings instead of a route. That happened a few years ago and I had to remove the popular density maps. I don’t want to be forced to do that again!

Then you can take a look at how the runners have solved this leg below. As you can see, runners running left seem to lose time compared to straight and right, although the picture is not very clear. Study the leg in more detail, you can see that the micro routechoices are very important – you really have to understand from the map where it is fast. Take a look especially at the routes from Bakkman and Runesson to learn more about how to solve this type of terrain.

Density map

See below for a density map of some of the ones who have drawn their routes so far.

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 – giving the readers the opportunity to do one Route Choice Challenge each day from December 1st until December 24th. If you have got any good legs in RouteGadget, GPSSeuranta or 3DRerun from 2016-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!

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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