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Route To O-Season 2020: Day 38

Today’s leg in Route to O-Season 2020 is another urban leg from Bergen Sprint Camp – this time the 7th leg in the M21E course from the BSC 2014 Nightsprint.

Thanks again to Niklas Profors for digging out the highlights from the BSC history. Any good legs with accompanying analysis available there are very welcomed in Route to O-Season! This is again an old leg, so the contour interval is 5 meters. 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 the alternatives below. Surprised that B is more than 70 meters longer than C – and that A is nearly 25 meters longer than C? Looking at the runners’ choices, many of them were surprised as well. Alternative B was definitely the most popular alternative among the runners, and 34 of the runners who entered information into SPAS chose this alternative (see full info in SPAS here). Average time loss for B compared to C is 20-30 seconds – not surprising with 75 meters extra running and some extra climb in addition. See the analysis details from SPAS below.

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 O-Season 2020 series

Route Choice Challenges while waiting for the real action: With the upcoming orienteering season indefinitely on hold in large parts of the the world due to COVID-19, regular orienteering route choice challenges may be one way to make sure those orienteering skills don’t get completely rusty. I’ll try to keep these coming daily, but need help from all of you out there to keep them coming and to keep up a certain quality.

Tips on good route choice challenges – either from races/trainings (even cancelled ones) or theoretical ones with accompanying analysis – are very welcome (please e-mail to jan@kocbach.net).

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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