Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Spider webs in the forest


I'm planning to do some technique training in the forest that weekend. This time of year that means I'll running into a lot of spider webs. In anticipation, I've developed version 1.0 of my spider web scale:

0 = no spider webs in the forest

1 = a few spider webs but not enough to cause any distraction (not more than 2 or 3 webs per 10 minutes of running)

2 = enough spider webs to cause some distraction, if running on a trail you'd probably duck under a few webs (3-6 webs per 10 minutes of running)

3 = spider webs cause distraction, if running on a trail you'd pick up a stick or wave your hand ahead of you to keep the webs out of your face (10+ webs per 10 minutes of running)

4 = annoying, distracting, making running in the forest or on a trail frustrating unless you're waving a stick in front to break through the webs.

I'm hoping for level 2, I'm expecting level 3, I'm dreading level 4, and I'm dreaming of levels 0 or 1.

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posted by Michael | 7:51 PM


Yes, this is the way the Americans think!
Best regards from a level 0-1 area.
I think we can get level 5 in Scotland in the autumn
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