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Route To O-Season 2020: Day 81

Today’s leg in Route to O-Season 2020 is another urban leg – this time from Italy and the MOC Camp Final 2019. 

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):

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 the two possible/realistic routechoices (there is also a possible routechoice in S-shape, but that is definitely a lot slower) – the A-variant (left, green color) is some 50 meters shorter, but has some more stairs andan extra 180 degree corner.


This leg has been featured in SPAS, and 27 runners have submitted their choice in the system in the men’s class. Based on this it looks like going the shorter A-variant is some seconds faster. This is a bit clouded by the women’s class (results not shown here) where the fastest woman with route submitted ran the B-variant. However, at least for the men I believe green should still be the fastest choice. What do you think?

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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One comment

  1. David Saianda

    One does see that A is shorter. Maybe B is a little better for an more relaxed planing of the next legs?