Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Friday, September 26, 2003

A few notes


From Nascar.com

I'm always interested in learning about how people practice their sports away from the playing field. Here is a bit from an article about Dale Earnhardt, Jr.:

"I'm sure his dad was the best guy at Daytona and Talladega as far as working the draft," said veteran Todd Parrott, crew chief for Elliott Sadler. "I've know Dale Jr. as long as he's been racing, and I know he's sat and watched in-car camera tapes and did a lot of studying on what his dad did and how he worked the draft. I'm sure his dad talked to him a lot about the draft.

I guess a driver watching video is a bit like an orienteer studying a map.

From Kondis.no

Meanwhile, an article from Norway reports that cross-country skiers drink the least alcohol of Norwegian athletes (the study included 4000+ athletes in 20 sports). In general, endurance athletes drank less than non-endurance athletes.

I wonder why they did the study?

From mapsurfer.com

Randy has been writing about quality of events on his o-log (take a look at his September 25 and 26 entries).

Today, Randy points out that the "USOF quality control process is dysfunctional."

I wrote something a few months ago about quality control for orienteering based on an auditing model. I think it might be relevant for the discussions about quality of events in the U.S. You can read it here.

posted by Michael | 1:06 PM


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