Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Looking at some US JWOC splits


I spent some time looking at splits for the US women at JWOC. I was particularly interested in Hannah Burgess' races. I look at her training on AP now and then, but I've never met her. Hannah was the best US woman in the sprint and the worst in the long. But, what caught my eye was that she was the steadiest in both races. If you look at her split graph you'll notice that her line is the most consistent.

Here is the sprint graph with the 3 US runners:

And here is the long graph:

One of the interesting things about Hannah is that she's considered a new-comer to orienteering. Valerie wrote, "Hey, congratulations, Hannah! First off, making the team after such a short time orienteering is quite an accomplishment."

What people might not realize - or might realize but don't quite remember - is that Hannah hasn't been orienteering for many years, but she's orienteered quite a bit. Since the beginning of 2009, she's logged 205 hours of orienteering on her log on Attackpoint. To put that into context, Sandra Z - one of the top US seniors - has logged 129 hours of orienteering in the same period; and Samantha S - another of the top US seniors - has logged 143 hours.

So, while Hannah hasn't been orienteering many years, she's put in a lot of specific practice.

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posted by Michael | 8:22 PM


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