Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Last Saturday's O' Race


I ran the ORCA meet on a map just outside of Salem, Oregon, last Saturday. The maps below show the course (click on images for higher resolution).

As you can see the terrain was green and flat. Most of the green was dense blackberry bushes -- very thick, very thorny. The course setter didn't force you to go into any green, using the green areas to give route choice problems.

I don't run this sort of course very often. In fact, I can't recall ever running in similar terrain. It was fun, but I wouldn't want to run in it all the time.

posted by Michael | 8:20 AM


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