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Discussion: Rogaine controls

in: Bruce; Bruce > 2016-04-16

Apr 17, 2016 11:03 AM # 
Looks like a few controls were not exactly where the map said they were. I'm shocked.
Apr 17, 2016 2:07 PM # 
...and a few tracks and contours that didn't exist either! You have to have a good imagination, and try to think how the course setter might think when placing controls.
Apr 17, 2016 10:14 PM # 
The one rogaine I organized I had three significant complaints.

From a prominent adventure racer- Unfair because he should be able to see the control if he is within 50 metres of it

From a number of rogainers- the map was too easy because it was accurate.

From an orienteer or two that a control was misplaced.

The latter problem was fixed. It was due to a control placer using an old version of the course. I deemed it too hard to go out and bulldoze new tracks or to remove all mining features and vegetation that was obscuring controls.

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