Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Translating the Urb-O Cup to Kansas


I was looking at a map from the Urb-O cup and thinking that this would be a good sort of event to set up on some of the maps I've been working on around Lawrence. I think the format would work well with smaller areas, would be relatively easy to set up, and would be suited to a wide range of orienteering experience.

If I understand the format correctly, they set up several short courses that start and finish at the same place. Runners run as many courses as they'd like. Runners score points based on the results for each course and the points (1000 for a win, 800 for second...1 point for 79th place). You can start 5 runners at the same time. So you can run a lot of orienteers through a fairly short start window.

Here are some of the maps from one of the races in Norway.

Back to okansas.blogspot.com.

posted by Michael | 9:16 PM


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