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Route to Christmas: Day 6 2017

Today’s leg in Route to Christmas takes us to a long leg in beautiful Karst-terrain in Italy – to the Italian Championships long distance in the Belluno-area.

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. Note that the GPS-data is not working perfectly here, and that there were also athletes for whom GPS was missing. Thus the analysis may not cover all aspect of the leg – we only draw the conclusions we can from the GPS-data available. Based on the GPS-data, it looks like the runnability is quite good, so taking the road to the right get too long when you add the extra climb. Also, although going to the right gives you some nice, fast road-running, finding the control is still tricky also with this approach. Note also that you have some path-running on the direct route. Thus it seems like a direct variant similar to Scalet below is the best – you need to be in control with your orienteering though. And the road sure looks tempting!


Here is a comparison between Scalet’s direct route and Dallavalle’s route to the right.


And between Scalet and Inderest – also going to the right:


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 is a pre-Christmas tradition at World of O – 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 2017-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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