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Route to Christmas: Day 8

Today a leg from a local night competition in Bergen, Norway. The leg in itself is maybe not very interesting – but interesting here is that widely different route choices are nearly equal in time. First the leg without routes: With routes: Source: Routegadget at Gular.org

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Route to Christmas: Day 7

Today: Estonia. A leg from Ilves 3-days competition, 2007-05-06, in the H20A/H21A/H35A categories. First the leg without any route choices. Then with route choices. Source: Routegadget from Ilves 3

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Route to Christmas: Day 6

Todays leg is the second leg from last years Forssa Games in Turku, Finland – at June 15th 2006. You find the final overall results here. Note that there is no route choice available for the winner Tero Föhr – and other strong runners like Jani Lakanen and Daniel Hubmann ...

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Route to Christmas: Day 5

One leg with potentially interesting route choice alternatives each day until Christmas is the topic of this years Advent Calendar here at World of O. Did you miss Day 1-4? No problem – so did I – so just enjoy the last 19 days instead. Today’s leg is the 9th ...

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Gueorgiou’s story – Part I

– One second mistake is still not good enough! This is what lies at the bottom of Thierry Gueorgiou’s orienteering philosophy – which he shared with the participants at the Norwegian O-Gala in the middle of November. Based on Gueorgiou’s two long presentations at the O-Gala, World of O presents ...

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Norwegian Orienteering Thriller: Blodføre

Have you ever read a Thriller about an orienteering race? Neither had I, until I read the book “Blodføre” by Eskil Åsmul – which was recently published on Forlaget Press. Actually, the word orienteering is not mentioned a single time in the book, but any orienteer will recognize the strange ...

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Routegadget-creator honored

Finnish Orienteering Gala: Creator of Routegadget – Jarkko Ryyppö – was last weekend given the prize “Orienteering person of the year” for his work on the orienteering route choice program Routegadget. It is very good to see that Ryyppö gets his well deserved honor for his inspiring work that has ...

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Orienteering video experiment: Automatic videoreport

The online orienteering TV channel woO-TV is developing a semi-automatic system for post-race video reports from orienteering events, aiming to make it possible to make low-cost interesting video/TV-productions from orienteering races with a minimum of manual work. The system is currently not aimed at live coverage, to keep costs and ...

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Who wins Blodslitet?

TIPP ÅRETS BLODSLIT: The organizers of the traditional Norwegian long-distance race Blodslitet have again set up their popular “Tipp årets Blodslit”, where you can choose your own team of 6 runners in the junior and senior categories. Maximum 1200 points What makes this extra interesting, is that you are not ...

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Routechoice with speed: NM Night

This weekend, I used the Norwegian Champs Night Orienteering to test some methods to analyze orienteering races better using a GPS unit. What I wanted was to get easy information about (1) how fast I am in certain terrain types, in minutes per kilometer to improve my route choices – ...

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