Today’s leg in Route to Christmas 2022 is another leg from the Czech Championships Long distance – we again travel to exciting sandstone terrain. While we looked at a quite short leg last time, we now turn our eyes to the long leg to the 11th control.
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 how the runners have solved this leg below.
As you can see this is a leg where you can save quite some time by seeing the route to the right, which actually most of the field took. But it is quite tempting to start out to the left, giving you quite significant time losses ….
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!
The field did not run over the top along the small path in the final stage, this probably meant that the hillsides underneath cliffs are significantly better than what we’re used to from Norway.
My experience is that hillsides under cliffs may be very good in this type of terrain, surprisingly good, actually (but then I am more used to Norwegian terrain as you are).