Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is the first one in the 2019-edition which comes from a sprint race. The chosen leg is from the Swedish League Sprint race in Fisksätra.
In an interview with Gustav Bergman for “Course of the Year 2019″ today, Bergman named this course the best sprint course he had been running in 2019. The leg to the second control was chosen for “Route to Christmas” because this was a quite decisive leg, with many runners taking the wrong choice. Can you understand the map fast, and make the right choice here?
Bergman says the following about this sprint: – I haven’t run that many sprints this year, but one that stands out to me is the Swedish League in Fisksätra. We are not spoiled with good sprints in Sweden, but this time we got both a good course, a good map, and a good area (but unfortunately not an especially good performance by me).
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 first take a look of some of the most popular/relevant routes on this leg. Did you understand the map around the bridge? The red route (A) is not that easy to see, but when drawing the routes like this it is quite clear that it has to be faster.
See below for a density map of some of the ones who have drawn their routes so far (available during the day when some readers have drawn their route).
You find the complete map in omaps.worldofo.com at this location.
Route to Christmas series
The Route to Christmas series 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 GPSSeuranta or 3DRerun from 2019-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!