Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Monday, November 19, 2007

An Award-Winning Course


Here is Norway's "youth course of the year" set by Lars Skjeset.

The course is for M/F13-14.

Skjeset wrote (my rough translation):

I've always set courses for training and competitions, but I also do it as "dry training" for future championships. It helps you get familiar with the terrain and the possibilities for that terrain. I think course setting for the youth classes plays an important role in whether or not young people stick with the sport. It is important to raise motivation through increasing the demands, but at the same time it has to be a challenge for everyone [warning! My Norwegian is rough and I might have mistaken the text a bit]. So it should be possible to make it easy, but at the same time to let runners save time by picking a more demanding route.

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posted by Michael | 6:33 PM


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