Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Some odd split times


I was looking at split times again today and came across something a bit odd.

The Swedish and Finnish middle distance selection races were on the same course and map. I think the Swedes ran first.

At the Swedish women's middle distance selection race only one of the top 14 runners missed the 8th control, but 6 of them missed the 9th control. Maybe that 9th control was tough?

At the Finnish women's middle distance selection race 8 of the top 14 runners missed the 8th control, but only 2 missed the 9th control. Maybe the 8th control was tough?

The Swedes had trouble with the 8th control. The Finns didn't. But, the Finns had trouble with the 9th control. The Swedes didn't. That's a bit interesting. The sample size is so small that it probably doesn't mean anything (well, actually it is consistent with an idea I've been thinking about a lot the last few days).

I'd like to see the course. The closest I've found is Janne Salmi's routes (same forest, different course).

posted by Michael | 9:21 PM


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