Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Wednesday, December 25, 2002

Course setting contest


The first ever Okansas course setting competition is underway. You can start now. The competition closes on January 17, 2003.

Just design a course on the map of Woodridge, send it to me and you're entered into the competition. You can send it to me by mail (email meglin@juno.com for my home address) or you can use a graphics program to draw your course on the jpeg file and email it to me). If you'd like the map in OCAD format or as a PDF, let me know and I'll email it to you.

The course should be 4-6 km long. The start and finish should be within 1 km of the campground/parking area (on the west side of the map just north of an uncrossable fence). The course should not use any of the areas that are marked "area not field checked."

Judging will be simple. I will look at the courses and pick our favorites (if there are loads of entries, I'll get Mary to help with the judging). I'll be looking for a good mix of leg lengths, variety and changes of direction.

Prizes? If I get enough entrants, I'll probably cook up some sort of prizes.

I'm setting this up as a way to get a couple of courses to run for training. I'm looking forward to seeing what okansas readers come up with.

I plan is to make a training session out of running the two top courses. I'll probably spend a day out there in late January or early February.

posted by Michael | 10:29 AM


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