Today’s leg in Route to O-Season 2020 is another one from Jukola – but this time we look at a forked leg where you can also choose forking control. We are now into the last full week of “Route to O-Season”, we’ll stop at number 100 as the season is starting (although in smaller scale) most places now.
The year is 2018, we look at the long night leg featuring Anders Nordberg and Gustav Bergman, and actually we look at a combination of three legs from control 11 to 14 which includes 2 forking controls, each with three alternatives A, B and C. Which forking control would you choose, and which route would you choose?
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):
You find other maps from the area in omaps.worldofo.com here. See also latest additions in 3DRerun from this area in order to learn more about this terrain type.
Next 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. Some comments about why you would choose a certain route are always nice for the other readers.
Then you can take a look at how the runners have solved this leg below. As you can see, the fastest runners had the B-variant, but that is probably more because the ones leading the pack had the B-variant – it should be possible to run just as fast also with the C-variant (and possibly with the A-variant). The fastest route is touching the road where possible, and then navigating securely in the tricky terrain in-between. What would you choose, and why?
See below for a density map of some of the ones who have drawn their routes so far (available during the day when some readers have drawn their route).
You find the complete map in omaps.worldofo.com at this location.
Route to O-Season 2020 series
Route Choice Challenges while waiting for the real action: With the upcoming orienteering season indefinitely on hold in large parts of the the world due to COVID-19, regular orienteering route choice challenges may be one way to make sure those orienteering skills don’t get completely rusty. I’ll try to keep these coming daily, but need help from all of you out there to keep them coming and to keep up a certain quality.
Tips on good route choice challenges – either from races/trainings (even cancelled ones) or theoretical ones with accompanying analysis – are very welcome (please e-mail to email@example.com).
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!