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Route to Christmas Early Edition: WOC Long 2023 last long leg

The last long leg down just before the finish – being the same in both the men’s and women’s course – is a very interesting route choice leg.  With the World Orienteering Championships Long courses being publiched some hours before the best runners start, this is your perfect chance to try out your skills on the long leg in the womens course.

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. Open in a separate window to draw with full screen or in case it does not show off below.

Some of the main routechoice alternatives are shown below. Going around to the right (B, green, 2400 meters) has around 50 meters climb, going straight (A, red, 1650 meters) has around 115 meters climb and going to the left (C, blue, 2050 meters) has nearly 100 meters climb. Probably going straight should be fastests, but if you are a very fast road runner or very tired, going around to the right could be faster. 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 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!

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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