Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is the second Slovenian leg in this year’s Route to Christmas. The leg was a part of M21E long course at traditional March event Lipica open 2017. According to Ivan Nagy who suggested this leg, the terrain of Veliki dol is one of the nicest mapped orienteering areas in Slovenia.
Thanks to Nagy for suggesting the leg, preparing the leg, collecting routes and providing an initial analysis. I still have a few days where I could need better legs than the ones I have for now, so if you have a nice one, please send it to email@example.com and I’ll take a look!
Nagy says the folllowing about the terrain: – For Slovenian karst terrain standards this is a quite fast area in average; the course with length 10.6 km and 375 meters climb was won by Bartosz Pawlak in 65:07 (6:08 min/km).
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. First we look at some selected routes drawn by Ivan Nagy:
Then the routes from the GPS:
We can make the following analysis of the leg (Ivan Nagy’s analysis, with some added comments):
The next illustrations is an micro-routechoice analysis which shows you were the different runners lost time on the micro-routechoices. There is a lot of learning to be made for this terrain type to study these illustration, and trying to understand if you can read the areas which slow you down from the map.
See below for a density map of some of the ones who have drawn their routes so far.
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!