Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Saturday, July 12, 2008

A look at the sprint model map


The sprint model map from the WOC:

First impression - lots of vegetation detail in the open area. Second impression - hmmm...nothing really.

The open park land looks like good terrain for some short legs with direction changes. That's the sort of terrain where it can be easy for a runner to skip a control.

The built up city terrain looks like good terrain for route choice (with maybe a control or two tucked in little alleys. I'd guess there will be a bunch of legs where the runners will have to decide which way to run around a building, but it won't really make a difference which route they select. But, there may also be a couple of legs where the route choice will matter. The trick for the runners could be to recognize the important route choice legs versus the unimportant route choice legs.

Do you like sprint orienteering?

Maria Joao Sa's blog looks - so far - like it'll be a place to visit on a daily basis throughout the WOC.

Back to okansas.blogspot.com.

posted by Michael | 8:08 PM


Nice map to get inspired for next Tuesday's Bonner Park Sprint Spectacular in KC! Any particular spot to meet? 6 pm?
Gene, we're meeting at the gravel parking lot on the south end of the football field (which is in the north side of the park) at 6 pm.
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