Route to Christmas: 2009

Route To Christmas: Day 1 2009


The ‘Route to Christmas’ series at World of O was very popular the two last year – and I’ve therefore decided to continue the series this Christmas as well. If you have got any good legs in RouteGadget from 2009-competitions – or old forgotten ones which are still interesting – please email me the link at Jan@Kocbach.net, and I

Route to Christmas: Day 2 2009


We have got a really long and challenging leg from the USA in todays Route to Christmas – with a best time of around 18 minutes. Todays leg in Route to Christmas 2009 is leg 8 from the Blue course in Return to Boggs Mountain A-Meet at May 3rd 2009. The leg is as usually first provided without routes – you may take a look at it and think

Route to Christmas: Day 3 2009


Todays leg in Route to Christmas is from a France. This time we have chosen leg number 11 in the A course from a French National event at May 3rd 2009. The terrain is very different from what we have seen the previous two days. The leg is as usually first provided without routes – you may take a look at it and think about how you woul

Route to Christmas: Day 4 2009


Todays leg in Route to Christmas is a monsterleg from Men 21 Elite in the Finnish Champs Long distance held at September 6th 2009. Runners drawing their route on this leg include Jani Lakanen, Petteri Muukkonen and Jörgen Wickholm. Keep e-mailing me with tips about good cases to make sure Route to Christmas is really international this year. So fa

Route to Christmas: Day 5 2009


Today we are off to New Zealand in Route to Christmas. Open, hilly terrain met the runners when Wairarapa Orienteers and Wellington OC organized the SuperSeries competition in February 2009. None other than the good old Danish World Champion from Grimstad in 1997 Carsten Jørgensen took the victory – and was also best on this leg. New feature

Route to Christmas: Day 6 2009


Todays leg in Route to Christmas is from the Czech Championships Long distance 2009 – featuring Michal Smola and Lukas Bartak among others. The event was held on September 20th earlier this year. Leg number 8 in the Men 21 course is chosen. The leg is as usually first provided without routes – you may take a look at it and think

Route to Christmas: Day 7 2009


Todays leg in Route to Christmas is from Russia. The leg in question is leg number 10 in M21 from a competition on April 26th this year found on the Russian site o-site.spb.ru. According to my source, the name of the competition may be translated to “The Bright World” – a multi-stage competition with 9 stages throughout the whole

Route to Christmas: Day 8 2009


Todays leg in Route to Christmas is a long leg in technical Karst terrain in Croatia – and we even have the course planners thoughts about the leg included. The leg is from the leg 10 in the M21E course from day 3 of Croatia Open on July 5th 2009. Thanks a lot to Matjaz Stanfel for the introduction about the terrain and the analysis! [PS! 8 D

Route to Christmas: Day 9 2009


Todays leg in Route to Christmas is from Norway – starring Daniel Renard and Jon Duncan among others. The leg is from the last day of “Pinseløpet” in Kongsberg. Actually we give you two legs from the same course today. The first leg presented is interesting because there is more difference in how the best runners handled the leg.

Route to Christmas: Day 10 2009


Todays leg in Route to Christmas is a long leg in alpine Swiss terrain. The event is the third Swiss selection race for the Junior World Champs and EYOC. Leg number 18 in the H20 course is chosen – starring Martin Hubmann, Matthias Kyburz and Florian Howald among others. Matthias Kyburz actually lost the victory to Martin Hubmann on this leg

Route to Christmas: Day 11 2009


Todays leg in Route to Christmas is a very long leg from the Australian Champs Long distance 2009 – organized by Bendigo Orienteers at October 3rd. The chosen leg is leg 16 in course 1. Thanks a lot for the tip to Andrew Lumsden! Here are some comments from Andrew about the terrain: The area is eucalypt forest, the rock is granite. The follow

Route to Christmas: Day 12 2009


Todays leg in Route to Christmas is from Finland – the long 2nd leg in Men 21 in the Finnish Champs in Night-orienteering. The competition was held on October 3rd earlier this year. Thanks to Jonas Wolff for the tip! The leg is as usually first provided without routes – you may take a look at it and think about how you would attack this

Route to Christmas: Day 13 2009


Todays leg in Route to Christmas is from Austria. The chosen leg is leg number 17 in the H21E course the Austrian Championships middle distance at May 17th. This competition was named the best Austrian competition in 2009. Thanks to Martin Veitsberger for the tip! The leg is as usually first provided without routes – you may take a lo

Route to Christmas: Day 14 2009


For todays leg in Route to Christmas we are returning to Switzerland. This time we are looking at leg 12 in the HAL course at the 5. National Swiss race in Hürital at August 30th 2009 organized by OLV Zug. Thanks to Marcel Schiess for the tip! The question this time: From below, from above or direct! The leg is as usually first provided without ro

Route to Christmas: Day 15 2009


We have got one of the highlights in this years Route to Christmas today – Karst terrain from Slovenia with comments from several of the runners and the route planner. Todays leg is leg number 7 in the M21E course from the last event in OO.cup 2009 on July 26th. We have been so lucky to get the course setter Ivan Nagy to give an introductio

Route to Christmas: Day 16 2009


Todays leg in Route to Christmas is from Germany. The chosen leg is leg number 16 in the Men 20 course from the JEC 2009 Long Distance organized by USV TU Dresden at October 24th 2009. Thanks to Bjarne Friedrichs for the tip! The leg is as usually first provided without routes – you may take a look at it and think about how you would

Route to Christmas: Day 17 2009


Todays leg in Route to Christmas is from Great Britain. We have got a long leg from Northern Champs in Graythwaite – organized by Lakeland OC on April 19th 2009. The chosen leg is leg number 14 in Course 1. The leg is as usually first provided without routes – you may take a look at it and think about how you would attack this l

Route to Christmas: Day 18 2009


Todays leg in Route to Christmas is another leg from Switzerland – this time from the World Cup Final weekend. The leg chosen is leg 13 in the mens course the Saturday’s middle distance on September 26th 2009. Why choose more than one leg from Switzerland? Because the Swiss are good at using RouteGadget for their top events – and

Route to Christmas: Day 19 2009


Todays leg in Route to Christmas is another leg from Finland. This time we have chosen a leg from the local race Espoorastit number 9 in Kellonummi. The chosen leg is leg number 6 in course 9 at June 2nd 2009 organized by Espoon Akilles. The leg is as usually first provided without routes – you may take a look at it and think about ho

Route to Christmas: Day 20 2009


Todays leg in Route to Christmas is from a night race in Norway. The race in question is the first leg in the 9.6 km long course from “Vinter-Tiomila – Longa Natten” (with mass start as far as I am aware of). The competition was held at November 18th 2009, and organized by Østmarka OK. The leg is as usually first provided

Route to Christmas: Day 21 2009


Todays leg in Route to Christmas is from the Hungarian National RouteGadget Database. The chosen leg is leg number 17 in the men 21 Elite course from Hosszutavu Orszagos Bajnoksag at April 4th 2009. 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 to

Route to Christmas: Day 22 2009


Todays leg in Route to Christmas is from Czech Republic – and this time a leg from a sprint competition is chosen. The chosen leg is leg number 3 in the H21E course from the Hummel sprint cup organized at September 5th 2009. The leg is as usually first provided without routes – you may take a look at it and think about how you w

Route to Christmas: Day 23 2009


Todays leg in Route to Christmas is from Northern Norway – in a terrain which might have some relevancy for WOC in Trondheim in 2010. The chosen leg is leg number 6 in the Men 21 course from the regional championships in Ultralong distance (KM Ultralang) organized by Korgen IL at June 13th 2009. The leg is as usually first provided w

Route to Christmas: Day 24 2009


In the last Route to Christmas of 2009 we have found a leg with Simone Niggli starring in the mens course. The chosen leg is leg number 7 in the HAL course from a national Swiss competition – the “Emmentaler OL” – organized by OLG Skandia at October 25th. Thanks to Marcel Schiess for the tip! The leg is as usually fi