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Discussion: long leg.

in: philm64; philm64 > 2016-02-28

Feb 28, 2016 7:35 PM # 
For all your speed Clive still took a minute out of you on the long leg. Need to see the routes...

Way faster than me mind you.
Feb 28, 2016 7:41 PM # 
Clive got the best route IMHO. I spent a bit too much time in terrain but suspect that only cost me 15 seconds or so and i'd be 45 seconds behind on the same route.
Phil however could at least equal Clive on the same route so i reckon that route choice cost you around a minute.
Feb 28, 2016 8:02 PM # 
I think I'm just crap at long legs?
Dunno why, as i love running freely.

Looking at Splitsbrowser, where I seem to go well is short, sharp, easy legs where I just tear towards the control all guns blazing. Post 16, I just went hell for leather all the way - to no avail - the race was already over.

Clive again. As per usual. Routegadget is up there but Clive is not PC-friendly so we won't see his.
Feb 28, 2016 8:37 PM # 
Mark Two:

Seems to me that you loose more with your "hell for leather " approach on short legs than you gain.

e.g. 27s lost to Clive at 7 and 19s at 12 compared with say your 2s gain at 17, 7s gain at 21 or even 12s at 22.

Think Orienteering fast - not running fast.....
Feb 28, 2016 8:58 PM # 
Cheers. no 7 was awful for me ! I couldn't move and obviously got on a bad line thru the green . No hell for leather approach there - just standing up was tricky at one point, & unable to find a way round a fallen Oak (had to backtrack) - just unlucky. I lost my short-lived lead in the race there..... (unbeknowingly)

12 - my mistake - got into some brambles & allowed them to pull me too far left. Hell for leather on 13 and it showed - fast easy O and winning leg time.

But look at my splits from 17 to finish. This is why I was in such a state when you saw me at Finish! :)) (hesitation on 20 due to unmarked path junction.....).

I'm a happy bunny. Last came 2nd in this championship 32 years ago. 1984, M19A. Winner was.......? (no one will get it! NO ONE!!!!)
Feb 28, 2016 9:44 PM # 
Mark Two:
And you should be pleased. An excellent run against all the top boys. Well done!
Feb 28, 2016 10:26 PM # 
Thank you! :)
Feb 29, 2016 2:21 AM # 
Damn, I should be able to get this one.
Not Simon or Charlie, too obvious. Stan would have run 21s.... wasn't me. Must have been Adrian Webb ?
Feb 29, 2016 2:22 AM # 
BTW, you need to update this
Feb 29, 2016 8:28 AM # 
Someone no longer Oing? Pete Kelly?
Feb 29, 2016 8:57 AM # 
Mark Two:
Feb 29, 2016 9:00 AM # 
Mark Two:
A certain M. Saunders retired on M21B1 apparently.
Feb 29, 2016 10:32 AM # 
Pretty sure Dave P. won M17, and think Parkino won M15. But M19?
Surely not Chappers? Paul Bentley? Dave Thompson?
Feb 29, 2016 10:37 AM # 
Are we talking about Bentley Woods? If so then Parkino did win M15, and then wasn't seen again until 2011.
Feb 29, 2016 11:09 AM # 
I thought Paul Bentley at first, because I know Phil was always a bit amazed by him, but think he'd pretty much given it away by then. Certainly not Dave T. Don't think it was Steve Palmer or Dickie, so sticking with my first guess. Wake up Phil.
Feb 29, 2016 2:24 PM # 
According to SN website: Adrian Webb
Feb 29, 2016 2:32 PM # 
Well done Undy & Mark! You clearly have the results.... what was the area? :)
Feb 29, 2016 2:33 PM # 
Good bit of detective work there. Simon! :)
Feb 29, 2016 2:38 PM # 
I can't update that website, undy, I have no password to it. It's an online "tombstone" now to my dark days......
Feb 29, 2016 3:48 PM # 
Area the same as next year. That was easy to find.

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