Still legit :)
Surprised to see the qual on red hill. I'm not a fan of that particular hillside!
Haha thanks Lizzie :)
And yeah, I'm also not a fan of red hill. It would have been awesome to do a qual on boys grammar and a final at girls grammar, but I guess that makes organisation more difficult!
Would probably have had to have been the other way round - there's usually a lot of sport on at Canberra Grammar (can't really call it "boys" any more now that it's sort of gone co-ed) on Saturday mornings, so a lot of pedestrian traffic. There's even a coffee van these days - certainly wasn't like that when I were a lad....
I think the organisers didn't want to move the arena.
Yeah I definitely understand why they did it like they did, I was just thinking it would have been fun to race at "boys" grammar again. Girls' grammar was fun too but I reckon the map might have been even more interesting when I was at school there (before they rebuilt half of it)
Nine fastest splits and no split worse than 4th - pretty good. They are on Attackpoint at: https://www.attackpoint.org/racesplits.jsp/race_23...
(if you claim the splits by entering your SI number at the ? after your name the splits will appear in your log).
Not the same course as the A final though -- which I think is a mistake.
Only one control different between A & B (swapped from early to late in the course and vice versa), but I think that gave the A final better route choices.
It might be just one control swapped, but that actually means it is 4 legs, including the two longest legs or around 30% of the course by time. So not really comparable courses. I don't get why A and B have to be different given there are two distinct start blocks.
Apparently they did it so that people like me couldn't say "oh but I would have come 2nd in the A final"....which seems like a bit of a silly reason to me - it's helpful to be able to compare times and also I obviously realise that, as I didn't even qualify, there's no way I'm going to argue to get a prize or more NOL points or whatever.
And those two controls that were 'swapped' were really close together, so I think the courses did end up being comparable