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Route to Christmas: Day 19 2016

Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is a monsterleg from a night orienteering race in Halden, Norway – the third race of the Halden Day Night Cup  in the 2016/2017 winter season.  

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). This was part of a long course going over two maps, so saving part of your energy could be a good idea.


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 illustration is complex to understand, so below we will divide the leg into two parts to give more insight into the leg. Still, from the first illustration one can see that going around to the right is clearly the best option.



But first a look at an alternative route ran by nobody (drawn by Halden coach Eva Jurenikova). The route to the left could be the fastest one, according to Jurenikova. It is however s

First a look at the first part of the leg. Here it is clearly faster to go to the right on the road:

For the second part of the leg, the road is also the fastest option.


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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  1. Subliminal message on the density map?!?!? Route to Xmas day 19

  2. When the results of the lottery will be published?

    • Hope to get it done tonight and posted tomorrow. Internet has been poor in Italy where I have been the last days, sorry!

  3. Almost the same leg was used in Norwegian Ultralong championship 1997 (the control at the start of the leg was a little bit further NE). Bjørnar Valstad had the fastest split on the left route choice.

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