Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is a leg from Poland – from the Polish Club Championships 2016.
The competition is chosen based on a tip by Wojciech Dwojak; however Dwojak suggested leg 14-15, whereas leg 11-12 is suggested for route to christmas. Leg 14-15 is also shown at the boottom of the article,though.
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.
As you can see, the three fastest routes are up onto the road. The reason for going around to the left being faster is mainly the runnability around streams/marshes which seems to be quite poor in this kind of terrain. Not all runners accounted for this in their choice of route. You can see this based on this comparison:
The alternative leg suggested for route to Christmas was the leg from control 14 to 15. This seems to be quite an interesting leg with several route choice alternatives. However, the runners taking the three main routechoice options are nearly equal in time, and thus it is tricky to say which of them is fastest.
See below for a density map of some of the ones who have drawn their routes so far.
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!