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Discussion: Livingston

in: graeme; graeme > 2016-04-03

Apr 4, 2016 10:49 PM # 
Peter H:
I was thinking of coming along for some sprint training, but the details say the map is this true/is there any way to get around it?
Apr 6, 2016 11:28 AM # 
This is not true. Map is 1:4000. And yes, it was a pain to convert!

So, do come, I planned a 2.9k ~22 control sprint course. We will have spare maps and there are no boring road runs.

I don't accept there's any difference between M21 sprint and W55+ urban. It's just that most urbans can't be bothered putting out the extra flags.
Apr 6, 2016 1:11 PM # 
Peter H:
Brilliant, thanks! So I should enter the W55+?
Apr 6, 2016 2:37 PM # 
I've just had my diversity training, so I know not to be lured into making ageist or genderist remarks. However, you also have the option of entering "Elite Sprint", which is what I had in mind when I planned it.

Details here...

Main thing to know is there are slippery bits, and the light green forest is fine to go through (could be white, but I don't like using white on sprint maps).
Apr 6, 2016 3:33 PM # 
Peter H:
Oh right...yeah good idea. I haven't been reading the details carefully enough, sorry. Looks good!
Apr 6, 2016 6:39 PM # 
Gee thanks Graeme - pit me against my mum why don't you!
Apr 6, 2016 8:54 PM # 
Big Jon:
Are you worried?
Apr 6, 2016 9:34 PM # 
Apr 15, 2016 12:58 PM # 
forest grump:
"Slippery bits you say" you tell me.....It obviously helps to read AP as well as the details before you start your run..
Apr 15, 2016 5:36 PM # 
Going back a bit - what's your issue with white on sprint maps?
Apr 16, 2016 10:36 PM # 
It did say slippery in the final details too, hope you recover soon Will.

White ... I think white should be the normal terrain, rather than something unique and distinctive, and certainly shouldn't be something best avoided. Also, I think urban maps are great for novices, and white is a bit counterintuitive.

I'm on the wrong side of history on this one.

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