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Route To O-Season 2020: Day 97

In today’s leg in Route to O-Season 2020 we continue with our Jukola focus, but this time the leg is from an unofficial “replacement relay” for Jukola, the Impivaaran Viesti.

Thanks to Caj Snickars for the tip! Here is Snickars’ description of the relay:

The relay concept was interesting as it was an “A to B” relay, 11 legs (7men+4women), 25 different maps/terrains and a mix of sprint maps and forest maps. There was GPS tracking on all of the legs on all teams. Each leg had also a theme.

We look at control 7 at the first leg here. 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. As you can see, going right on the road is clearly faster. Portin (a fast runner and good orienteer) went straight and lost 40+ seconds to the runners going to the right.

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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2 comments

  1. is it allowed to go over the path through the olive green (where there is no white under the path in the olive green)?

    • Terje Wiig Mathisen

      Yes, a path or road shown as passing through olive green OOB is automatically legal, you need purple overprint to stop this. The issue came up in a big junior event in Switzerland one or two years ago when several runners thought it was OK to run on a road even though the entire area was marked with purple OOB hash/stripes.

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