Ready for some fun? We start off this year’s Route to Christmas with an interesting leg from the Oceania 2019 Long Distance in Australia. The chosen leg is the 4th leg in the men’s class.
This is not the longest leg in the race – we save that one for later – but it may still be challenging to find the best choice. The leg
Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is a very interesting leg from the Swedish Championships Long distance, organized on September 15th. The chosen leg has been used both in the men and women elite course – and in both cases it is the 14th leg.
The leg is as usually first provided without routes – you may take a look at it and thi
Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is an interesting long leg in Norwegian terrain from a selection race for the World Orienteering Championships 2019. The leg goes through two different terrain types, and has two different components: Intensive mapreading and an interesting routechoice.
Thanks a lot to Lucas Basset for suggesting the leg, and
– It is one of the most difficult terrains I have ever been to, is Simona Aebersold’s description of the terrain of today’s leg in Route to Christmas. The map is Les Plans d’Hotonnes, and the race is a Swiss Selection Race over the long distance in May this year. The chosen leg is the 21st leg in the men’s class –
Today we have got a real highlight in Route to Christmas: A quite short leg, lots of routechoice options, excellent(!) opportunities to lose a lot of time – and on top of that the course is relevant for WOC 2021 for those aiming at success in Czech forests in two years’ time.
The leg was suggested in today’s interview in the
– Awesome “untypical” Finnish terrains with a lot of bigger and smaller route choices even on really short legs, is the description Miika Kirmula gives this terrain in tomorrow’s interview for Course of the Year 2019.
The interview will not be published until December 7th, though, but you can enjoy Kirmula’s favourite
With the World Championships in Czech Republic coming up in 2021, elite orienteers are posting lots of interesting routechoice legs from the area. Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is leg 19 in the M21 course from a WOC 2021 Training Camp Long distance training at the Skalacek map.
This course was pointed out as a highlight terrain this seaso
Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is the first one in the 2019-edition which comes from a sprint race. The chosen leg is from the Swedish League Sprint race in Fisksätra.
In an interview with Gustav Bergman for “Course of the Year 2019″ today, Bergman named this course the best sprint course he had been running in 2019. Th
Today’s Route to Christmas takes us to a long leg in a hilly terrain in Denmark. – Lots of challenging route-choices and I think the course-planner did a good job out of a limited terrain, Junior World Champion Kasper Fosser said about the Junior World Orienteering Championship (JWOC) Long distance M20 course – and selected this
Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is an interesting long leg in “broken” terrain at O-festivalen in Norway this summer. We have chosen a leg in the women’s class with several distinct options – including some tricky micro-routechoices.
Thanks to Terje Mathisen for the tip – highly appreciated as always. The t
Today’s edition of Route to Christmas to Christmas travels to Spain where we study a 2600 meter long leg in hilly terrain. – I was struggling to decide where is fastest to move through the terrain, Ivan Sirakov comments in his Doma archive. Paths and roads are thus a tempting option, but is it too far to run around?
Bojan Blumenstein sp
Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is a long, special leg from a traditional night-orienteering series in Jyväskylä, Finland (since 1998). The race is JNC Kurko – and the leg is the 6th leg, a really long one, with lots of options.
Thanks to Arttu Syrjäläinen for the tip! Arttu writes the following about this leg: – The ev
In today’s Route to Christmas we travel to Estonia and the Baltic Championships Long distance, organized in the WOC 2017 long distance terrain. This race was organized in spring time, with the runnability being much better than at WOC in the middle of summer.
Thanks a lot to Tõnis Laugesaar for the tip! Laugesaar writes the following about
Ready for a 4 km long leg. At night? Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is leg 4 in the M21 course from the final of Harry Lagerts night orienteering cup – a traditional night orienteering competition in the Oslo-area in Norway. If you dare to start in this race, you are a tough orienteer!
The leg is as usually first provided without ro
Today we travel to wonderful alpine terrain between 1400 and 2000 masl. in the Austrian Alsp. The chosen leg is leg number 9 in the M21 course from the Austrian Long distance championships, organized as part of Zirbenland Open.
Thanks to Axel Koppert for the tip, and for providing some missing routes. There is also a 20 minute highlights broadcast
Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is a long leg from the Swiss Championships Long distance. Already early in the race the runners were met by a 2.5 km long leg in a very hilly terrain with some big valleys and many roads and paths.
As always in this kind of terrain, the question is how far you can go around to avoid climbing. In this particu
Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is from a very hilly terrain in northern Italy. The leg was used in both the men’s and the women’s elite classes at Coppa Italia long distance at the Viote map.
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
Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is another interesting leg from Czech Republic. This time we look at a quite short leg – leg 18 in the M21E course from Czech Cup Long distance organized in early June 2019. Thanks a lot to Vojtěch Netuka for the tip!
The leg is as usually first provided without routes – you may take a look at i
Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is a special edition showcasing the winner of the “Course of the Year 2019″, the M21 World course from the selection race for the World Orienteering Championships 2019 organized in the beginning of July. The chosen leg is the course setters favourite on the course, the 6th leg.
Note that a leg from
Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is a 2.7 km long leg in Finland – organized in the same terrain as the first World Orienteering Championships back in 1966. The event this time was the Finnish Championships Long distance, and the chosen leg is the 6th leg in the M21E course.
Thanks a lot to Teppo Salmia for suggestions for a variety of
Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is a long leg from the largest individual orienteering race in the world: O-Ringen. The chosen leg is from the chasing start on the fifth and last day in the women’s elite class. The men had a similar leg which is also included in the discussion of the route below.
The leg is as usually first provide
Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is a very intimidating, long leg from the Bulgarian Championships long distance. Several classes had a similar long leg, crossing several valleys in a quite steep slope. We have chosen the leg from the men’s elite class here – the leg from the 13th to 14th control.
There is only a limited number o
For the second last day in Route to Christmas 2019 we are back to Finland. When you look at this leg you just keep searching for the easy way to solve the leg, but where is it?
Today’s leg in Route to Christmas is leg 8 in the M21E course from Finnish WOC selection long distance this spring. Again, thanks to Teppo Salmia for the tip! A nice
At the final day of Route to Christmas 2019 we travel to Norway and take a look at two legs from the Norwegian Championships Long distance. Both legs are from the M21E course, and both are long legs in hilly, marshy terrain with some road/path options.
With this I also wish everybody Merry Christmas – and thanks for following Route to Chris