Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Monday, January 08, 2007

Route choice results


A couple of days ago I posted a route choice test I ran at SMP.

Of the routes I tested, C was the fastest. I ran it in 6:29.

B was slower, but not much slower. I ran it in 6:34.

A was much slower. I ran it in 8:05.

Before I ran the test, I expected C to be fastest, but I thought B would be more like 20-30 seconds slower. I expected A to be more like a minute slower. I didn't do a very good job estimating the time differences.

By the way, in a race I would have run a different route. I'd have gone straighter - following the C route in the beginning and then going straight toward the control (rather than running the trail) for the last couple of hundred meters to the control.

Back to okansas.blogspot.com.

posted by Michael | 7:21 PM


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