Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Monday, April 23, 2007

27 minutes?


Each year I pick an Okansas Tio Mila team. I went over to the Tiomila web page to take a first look at the leg lengths.

was surprised to see a 5.56 km leg with an expected winning time of
just 27 minutes. No forking on the leg and it'll begin after the sun
has risen. It is the 9th of 10 legs.

Nothing wrong with a relay leg like that, I guess.

imagine that running that leg on a team that is outside of the top 75
would feel like a trail race - just glance at your map and follow the
beaten down path through the terrain.

There is probably some logic to having a short, unforked leg. I guess it might make good TV coverage because you'd have a couple of exchanges in a short period of time.

Back to okansas.blogspot.com.

posted by Michael | 3:39 PM


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