Thank you for that! There aren't really that many good teaching videos that I've found online, as an avid intermediate (and I've been trying to find and keep track of them). The explanation and backing up to show the point again was really effective.
And, of course, it was entertaining and inspiring. So let's see more! Thanks again.
Fantastic - many many thanks. Haven't been out in the forest for almost 18 weeks and this has inspired me. I know it was a composite terrain map - but great work!!
Wasn't sure that the blue X was legal. I've been using it on school maps for ages. Loved the logic from the kids - X - man made feature; blue - water hence blue X- tap/hydrant!!! Gold!
If the font appears small for you, (after turning them on), you can click the settings, then subtitles/cc, then options, then select your font size, etc. YouTube doesn't allow me to control default caption size from my end (which sort of makes sense).
Nice! I like watching such videos despite not being a beginner anymore as there are always some ideas (and route choices) to think about. :)
I tried this pre-setting of the compass for some time but stopped doing it. It increased the chance of exiting the control in the wrong direction or generally getting confused due to lost map contact. Also, I had to consciously force myself to not turn the map when turning myself which took mental effort. I (and my teacher ;) ) came to the conclusion that keeping the map oriented at all times is easier and faster on average. I wonder what others think.
Of course I still try to make use of those free seconds after being certain where the control is or even having spotted the flag. Reading ahead and visualizing the exit really helps to get a better flow!
I tried this pre-setting of the compass for some time but stopped doing it. It increased the chance of exiting the control in the wrong direction or generally getting confused due to lost map contact.
I actually only rarely do this, but since I did it in this race, and it happened to be while I was filming, I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity and explain it. Since I have unsuccessfully tried to explain it to some friends by means of waving my hands in the air.
I could have emphasized more the importance of knowing what your next route is (point 2 in the 3-point list), since that decreases potential confusion. I already knew that I was going to run diagonally through the parking lot-- but pre-setting the compass helped me do it with more accuracy and to keep my momentum.
Coincidentally, it was a first-place split for me.