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Route to Christmas: Day 18 2019

Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is another interesting leg from Czech Republic. This time we look at a quite short leg – leg 18 in the M21E course from Czech Cup Long distance organized in early June 2019. Thanks a lot to Vojtěch Netuka for the tip!

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 is typically fast Czech terrain, but obviously the steep uphills slow down most of us.

Location

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.

Webroute

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 it was clearly a lot faster to run around to the left, reducing the climbing and also exploiting the paths in the slope. Actually on the route to the left you can run on paths for a big part of the leg. Looking at the direct routes (green), already the first valley costs you around 35 meters of climb if you climb direct; 25 meters if you take it more gradually to the right. And in addition comes all the climb towards the control.

Density map

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).

Additional information

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!

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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