The ‘Route to Christmas’ series at World of O was been very popular the last years – and I have therefore decided to continue the series this Christmas as well. If you have got any good legs in RouteGadget from 2010-competitions – or old forgotten ones which are still interesting – please email me the link at Jan@Kocbach.net, and I’ll
Todays leg in Route to Christmas is chosen just as much because the map and terrain looks beautiful, as for the challenging routechoice on this particular leg. The leg is from the Canadian Orienteering Championships 2010 (COC), and the course was actually one of the nominations for “The Course of the Year 2010″.
The leg in question is l
Todays leg in Route to Christmas is from the Swiss Jura mountains – featuring Thierry Gueorgiou, Olav Lundanes, Daniel Hubmann among others. The race chosen is the middle distance in the World Cup final at the PostFinance Sprint – and the chosen leg is leg number 4 in the mens class.
This particular leg is interesting because it has sev
Todays leg in Route to Christmas is from a really long leg in Norway – featuring Olav Lundanes and Anders Nordberg among others. The chosen leg is leg number 9 in course from the Norwegian qualification races for WOC in Trondheim organized at July 4th in Verdal, Norway.
Note that there was no GPS tracking for the Norwegian runners – bu
Todays leg in Route to Christmas is a long leg from sandstone terrain with deep valleys in Czech Republic – making some interesting routechoice options. The chosen leg is leg number 7 in the Men 21E course from a national race in the Novy Bor area at June 6th 2010.
The leg is as usually first provided without routes – you may ta
Todays leg in Route to Christmas is from Scotland: – It’s one of the toughest areas in the World. And thats on a dry day! Mix in a persistent rain and the Trossachs becomes about as tough as it gets. Marsh, rock, heather, crags, streams and hills. Lots of hills. But the courses are the same for everyone, so the toughest will win [from a
Todays leg in Route to Christmas is a really long leg from Pinseløpene in Kongsberg, Norway. Kongsberg is famous in the orienteering world for having many interesting terrain types within a small area – and several important competitions have been held around Kongsberg. One example is this year Military World Champs which was held in the Kon
Todays leg in Route to Christmas is a long leg from Switzerland with several route choice options. The event is the 6th National event in Höhronen organized at October 3rd. The leg is from the Men 35 category – as the Men 35 in Switzerland seem to be better than the Men Elite at drawing their routes in Routegadget after the events.
Todays leg in Route to Christmas is an extremely long leg from Austria. The chosen event is Day 6 of the Tyrol 6 Days in the Innsbruck region organized at July 4th 2010. Leg number 27 in the M21 Elite course is chosen.
Thanks to both Martin Veitsberger and Martin Lerjen for the tip – and special thanks to Martin Veitsberger for getting severa
Todays leg in Route to Christmas is from Spain – in a maze-like area full of rocks, paths and green areas. The chosen leg is leg number 18 in the Men Elite course from the CEO 2010 event at April 4th 2010. This leg is not of those very long legs where you search a lot for a possible route – it is rather a short leg which included due to
Todays leg in Route to Christmas is a leg from the United States with several routechoice options. The competition is the 31st West Point Orienteering Meet on May 2nd 2010, and control 2 in the blue course is chosen. This is one of those legs where you feel you have to choose between “several evils” – no choice looking perfectR
Todays leg in Route to Christmas is leg from Hungary – a variant of the good old over-or-around-the-hill problem. The chosen leg is leg number 26 in the Men 21E course from the OCSB event at October 23rd 2010.
The leg is as usually first provided without routes – you may take a look at it and think about how you would attack thi
Todays leg in Route to Christmas is from Czech Republic – a long leg in hilly terrain. To pick a route on a long leg in this kind of terrain usually depends on how strong you are up the hills compared to running flat around. In addition there may be a lot of “micro” route-choice options on parts of the leg – this is were the
Taking the Route to Christmas series one step further, I have now set up a way to analyze your thoughts about the optimal route on the legs presented in Route to Christmas. This is done through “density maps” in which one can easily see which route the orienteering community thinks is the best route on a leg based on all the routes dra
This very long leg from the Hungarian Sprint Championships has deserved its spot in the 2010 edition of Route to Christmas due to the many different route choice options and the complexity in finding the best route. The leg was suggested by the controller for the event – Aron Less. The event was held on September 4th in Salgótarján –
Todays leg in Route to Christmas is another long leg from Czech Republic. This actually looks like a training course, but it still has an interesting long leg for which many runners have drawn their route. The chosen leg is number 11 in a course which consists of some long legs with routechoice options and several control-picking parts in tricky, s
Today we are back to Switzerland for some hilly terrain in the Swiss test races this spring. The chosen event for today is the 4th National Swiss event of the year organized on May 9th 2010. There are interesting legs in several of the courses – but the category H18 is chosen as 16 runners(!) – including most of the top runners –
- I think that this leg is the best in any event I have run at in the past year. That was the first line in a very nice email which arrived in the mailbox yesterday evening. – It was at “Caw fell”, day 4 of the Lakes 5 Day event in England, Simon Bradbury continued. And indeed, it looks like a very nice leg – and was therefo
Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is the longest so far. Yet again we visit Switzerland – the Swiss are among the very best both at using Routegadget and at sending suggestions about legs for Route to Christmas. It seems like it is no coincidence that Switzerland is the world’s best orienteering nation these days. Today’s ro
As Saturday is usually a quiet day here at World of O, we bring two legs in Route to Christmas today. Both are from the same competition in Switzerland in March this year – the second National competition. And we have some big names on the startlist – Fabian Hertner, Marc Lauenstein, Martin Hubmann and Andreas Kyburz.
Thanks a lot to Ma
Todays leg in Route to Christmas from a hilly Czech terrain – giving interesting opportunities for the course planner. The chosen leg is leg number 11 in the H21E course from the Gigasport Èeský pohár organized at May 15th 2010.
Thanks a lot to Eva Jurenikova for sending in a tip about this leg! The leg is as usually first provided without
Today Route to Christmas takes another big step forward by introducing GPS analysis of today’s route – including a pace map and a calculation of the optimum route based on the GPS data. On top of that, the leg is also a nice one for you: A very long one from the Swedish Elitserien event of May 15th this year.
The leg is as usual
Todays leg in Route to Christmas is from the first competition in the Nordic Tour in Finland. The leg is not as long as the legs of the last days – it is rather chosen because this is the event I have found with the most GPS units applied [77(!) GPS units just in the mens class] – and therefore this is a very interesting event for some
Todays leg in Route to Christmas is from the World Championships middle distance final in Trondheim, Norway. This course has got a lot of negative remarks in the orienteering community, but it still contains some interesting legs. One of these legs is leg number 7 in the mens class, which is discussed in a lot of detail in todays edition of Route t
For the second last day in Route to Christmas 2010 we return to Czech Republic. The leg is from SAXBO 2010 in stony terrain in Czech Republic with quite some hills. Leg number 2 from the H21L course is chosen. The event was organized on May 1st 2010. Today we return to a Routegadget leg – tomorrow we are back with another one with GPS-data
What would be more fitting than to present a leg from The Course of the Year 2010 – Jukola – at the last day of Route to Christmas 2010? And as a big bonus, you get the winner interview from The Course of the Year 2010 – an interview with the course setter Ari Kattainen.
Interview: Course setter Ari Kattainen – Course of th
Today we have a bonus leg in Route to Christmas – a leg from the final of the German Championships sprint. The main part of Route to Christmas 2010 is finished – but some of the legs which didn’t make it into the Top 24 were interesting enough to make it to a bonus round. Thanks to Rolf Breckle for the tip!
The leg is as
Another Bonus leg for Route to Christmas 2010 from Germany: Todays leg is leg number 16 in the HE course of the German Championships long distance in Siegen on October 2nd 2010.
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
We have got another bonus leg in Route to Christmas from the German Championships long distance. Today we are studying leg 3 in the Men Elite 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 la
Todays bonus leg in Route to Christmas is from Czech Republic. We are again visiting the Gigasport event of May 15th – and today we are looking at leg 4 in the Men 21E 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,
Todays bonus leg in Route to Christmas is from Switzerland. The chosen leg is leg number 10 in the Men 21AL course from the 9. TMO CTCO at September 26th 2010.
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
Todays bonus leg in Route to Christmas is again from Switzerland – this time it is leg 8 in the Men 21AL course from the 8. TMO at September 19th 2010.
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 g