Today’s leg in Route to Christmas 2022 is another sprint leg – this time from MOC Camp Sprint Final in Rotondella organized by PWT Italia. The chosen leg is the longest leg in the competition – leg 15 – and the tip comes from Riccardo Scalet (thanks a lot!).
Riccardo writes the following about the race:
– I just wanted to suggest what was probably the funniest Sprint Race I ran in 2022: MOC Camp Sprint Final in Rotondella. A very special place, where you are not only challenged by the tricky alleys but also by the height differences in the terrain.
Here is a GoPro rerun of the course:[iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/MPzelzZE_CE?start=201″ title=”YouTube video player” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen][/iframe]
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.[iframe style=’width:450px; height:350px;border:none;margin:0; padding:0; overflow:hidden; z-index:999999;’ frameborder=’0′ src=’https://www.google.com/maps/embed/v1/place?zoom=7&q=40.1720075238404%2C16.5260853146569&key=AIzaSyCL3exkRzZ97v6Ggg62cw0LeQhcn18eQcg’ allowfullscreen][/iframe]
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.
For control 13-14, surprisingly the best routechoice was passing through the arena (551 meters, ~35m climb). I went left and took a mix between the 489 meters and the 500 meters options, but didn’t pay enough attention because it was really challenging to keep track of where to go, especially knowing if I was on the right “height” as the control.
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).
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, 3DRerun or Livelox from 2022-competitions, or old forgotten ones which are still interesting, please email me the link at Jan@Kocbach.net, and I’ll consider including 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!