When I watch this kind of performances, like Your todays minimalcontour-corridor, I think that present maps are too easy to handle. Almost in every race there is a bunch of competitors who run the whole course without major mistakes. Among them it is cross country running competition. It was also for example Valstad's opinion. - My favourite training is, during the local clubs evening trainings, simple method where I watch the whole course in the start and try to run it without map. Only for fun. -
I would like to see competition where the time starts when you see the map, and you are free to go, but the map stays only in the start point.
Could be, for sure, quite fun to have a competition only by memory.
But, almost every terrain/map is challenging at high speed, and the fact is that I can´t remember a single training or competition where I have been running perfectly from start to finish, always somewhere I can find a 5-10 sec "mistake".
Ok. I remember the short distance Finnish national champion race about 15 years ago in the middle Finland where I was racing against You and You afterwards said that You made mistakes which were like one or two seconds. At that time I had a flashback to an article in the french Endurance magazine from 90's. I red it at that time in afterparty during Raid IGN Francital. In the article there was a young Thierry. Young orienteer who is going to have problems against nordic orienteers, I thought. But I was wrong. Very much wrong. I apologize.
-Orienteering regulations says that technical skills must be more essential than crossc. running skills. ...But perfect technical skills with normal cc running skills never wins. ...And superior cc running skills with average technical skills wins from time to time.