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Route To O-Season 2020: Day 94

In today’s Route to O-Season 2020 we travel back to the long night leg on Jukola 2014. The chosen control is the 17th control in the dark forest…

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 how the runners have solved this leg below. Based on the GPS-data it was clearly faster to go left and exploit the runnable, flat while part before the road and the small path after the road. Going on any of the other routes lost you at least 45 seconds.

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!

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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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6 comments

  1. Terje Wiig Mathisen

    I believe this is an accidental repeat?

  2. Oops, if you hadn’t mentioned it nobody would have noticed:) I hope the analysis from last time didn’t have the opposite conclusion?

  3. Confirmed. Also posted on day 88.

  4. Am I the only one seeing the clearing under the power lines? you get a free path…at night…and it gets you to the small path after the road…and it only costs less than 20 meters. Totally worth it in my opinion.