And thanks for explaining your route choice to 12. It is amazing how tight the competition is and how that one decision, based on your preparation, probably made a difference of several places.
Of course, others might be able to say similar things for their own races but it all just shows me how really, really hard it is to win.
Thanks indeed. It's rare for course setters to get honest feedback from runners, but without it, we can't make better, fairer courses. Same for mappers: everyone knows that yellow-dot area can mean lots of different things, maybe the new ISOM201x will help.
I agree 100% with you TG on the "yellow with white dots" symbol. That was on of my only rules after visiting so many maps in the area this past 6 months, including the middle model. The symbol in my opinion means basically 1-2 year old clear cut with very uneven soil (most holes wet after rain), lots of branches still laying around, CRAP runability !(thinking about the big clear cut at Kvillebygdens Klassiska in April)
I never got to run the middle course but I take it the clear cut was in fact fast running..
Thanks! Will try to write also my comments for Long and relay later on today. And hopefully be more active here in AP as I will visit lot of nice terrains in the coming weeks with trips in southern France and US.
Well, my intention was not to criticize the map maker of the middle distance. I was mostly really happy with the map that day, but I just wanted to say there was a reason why I went for this route to the 12th.
Post-running O-France courses? I was half-expecting you to be there in July.
Impressive performance at WOC, so close...
Eheh, I think I will save O-France terrains for later on this winter. Now off to Nice and French riviera, as there is a strong need for real summer days after a whole "summer" in Scandinavia.