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Route to Christmas: Day 8 2008

Todays leg in ‘Route to Christmas 2008′ is leg 10 in HE from the Swiss Champs Sprint distance 2008 @ 2008-09-06. Again – not all the best have drawn their routes – but still an interesting leg. There is especially one route which is difficult to spot…

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):

Update 2020: WebRoute

Back in 2007 there was no WebRoute in Route to Christmas – this has now been added to all old ‘Route to Christmas’ in March 2020. 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.

Then you can take a look at how the runners who have drawn their route choice solved this leg:

Note! Daniel Hubmann ran the same route as Mathys/Ebetner – and run the fastest split of the day. According to Hubmann’s analysis, all three routes were about equal to this control if you ran well, but I still think that Rüedlinger’s (and others who run this way) did well by seeing this alternative… Maybe the course setter should have placed the 9th control a bit higher to make the alternatives a bit more unequal…?

Source: Routegadget at this location.

About Route to Christmas

The ‘Route to Christmas’ series at World of O was very popular last year – and I’ve therefore decided to continue the series this Christmas as well. Based on tips from YOU, we’ll see if Route to Christmas comes all the way to Christmas Eve, or if we stop earlier. If you have got any good legs in RouteGadget from 2008 competitions, please email me the link at Jan@Kocbach.net, and I’ll include it in Route to Christmas if it looks good.

There will be no analysis about the best routechoice for each leg in this years Route to Christmas – you can provide that yourself in the comments. 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!

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  1. I am not an expert in ISSOM, but I wouldn’t have chosen Rüedlinger’s route choice because he had to cross two (forbidden?) black walls on the map (where the bridge takes off from the ground).
    Anyone else who sees a problem here?

  2. @Christiane

    The Organisation Team informed the runners before the race that it is allowed to pass the tunnel on the sidewalks. There was an map exampel from the tunnel in the bulletin that it was clear for all the competitors.

  3. Daniel Hubmann and David Schneider ran both 2:10 best time. Hubmann on the Ebneter-route, Schneider on the Rüdlinger-Route.
    Audun Weltzien only 4 sec slower climbing 2 stairs to the top of the ridge and then down.
    That’s strong course setting with equal-value route choices!