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Discussion: Not the only one

in: Nieuwy; Nieuwy > 2015-04-03

Apr 3, 2015 7:22 AM # 
Juffy:
I heard a few of the elites took that route. I remember it looking like someone's front garden when I went past, but Ricky looked at me like I was strange when I said as much to him so maybe not.
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Apr 3, 2015 10:16 AM # 
Nieuwy:
Yeah a lot of people didnt even realise what they did, including me.
Apr 3, 2015 10:42 AM # 
jennycas:
Whereabouts was this? I haven't seen the men's course yet but Robin mentioned that a lot of people attempted to confess and she thought it was best to disqualify nobody for that particular transgression.
Apr 3, 2015 11:34 AM # 
Juffy:
Western end of the old station, next to the underpass.
Apr 3, 2015 11:35 AM # 
jennycas:
How were you meant to get from the underpass to the platform? I couldn't work that out (even though I had actually run through there a couple of years ago, I didn't remember) so came at that control from the east end of the platform.
Apr 3, 2015 12:43 PM # 
Juffy:
Either:
* through underpass, turn left, go back over underpass
* there's a passable fence on both sides of the south end of the underpass. Climb over that. :)
Apr 7, 2015 12:54 AM # 
AK:
Juffy is correct on the options - and the control placements up there were deliberately set with the olive green being more strategic for route choice. Guess without enough observers available to enforce oob's it's hard to disqualify only people who admit to making the error when it looks like the majority of the field ignored the olive green.
Apr 7, 2015 1:47 AM # 
tRicky:
I didn't look at it hard enough to see if it was someone's front yard - I actually thought it just looked like the surrounding landscape. I just noticed the guy in front of me running through it and my brain couldn't fathom why because it was marked olive green (I also couldn't fathom why it was OOB) so it took me a while to process a legal route around it.

In my opinion it would have been pretty nasty to DQ anyone running through it because it was sneaky and would have ruined many people's Easter right from the start so I was happy not reporting the one guy I saw doing it.
Apr 7, 2015 2:15 AM # 
blairtrewin:
I saw someone do it too (the Hong Kong runner I'd caught). There was no obvious delineation on the ground between the olive green and legal areas so if it was going to be enforced it really needed to be taped. Probably not a lot of advantage gained in any case - maybe 5 seconds or so?
Apr 7, 2015 8:52 AM # 
tRicky:
I dunno; the HK runner I saw doing it got fastest split on that leg...
Apr 8, 2015 3:29 AM # 
Robin:
We probably should have secured the small gate into this area (especially considering the comment about the other pedestrain gates in the info). The legs prior to this area were fast and straightforward, and it seems when people got to this area a lot of people didn't switch on enough to read the extra detail and kept just running.
Apr 8, 2015 7:27 AM # 
Uncle JiM:
I got it right ;)

https://www.strava.com/activities/280671205
Apr 8, 2015 7:38 AM # 
Nieuwy:
How do you have a GPS track for a WRE where they are banned?
Apr 8, 2015 7:48 AM # 
Juffy:
More importantly, why did you spell Prologue wrong?
Apr 8, 2015 8:19 AM # 
Uncle JiM:
Typo fixed ;) GPS without a display are allowed
Apr 8, 2015 10:35 AM # 
tRicky:
I approved of Jim's display-less GPS. It seems strapping tape can be used to fix anything!
Apr 9, 2015 9:56 AM # 
tinytoes:
strapping tape - macey's car too after he and a roo 'met'

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