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Discussion: In hindsight

in: Bruce; Bruce > 2017-03-25

Mar 27, 2017 12:06 AM # 
Uncle JiM:
You would have made the final

https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/ResultL...

Well I assume so, as you normally run more than a minute faster than I do
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Mar 27, 2017 11:53 PM # 
blairtrewin:
The lopsidedness of the heats was partly the result of a lot of DNFs/DNSs in one heat - put Mark and yourself back into heat B and the cut would probably have come down a fair way.

The small number of qualifiers was intended to make the qualifying race meaningful for the top end of the field (in preparation for WOC/JWOC), but it did so at the price of making it less meaningful for the rest. One idea which was floated was to have an A, B and C race.
Mar 28, 2017 2:02 AM # 
O-ing:
So a C race would be "least meaningful"? What's the benefit of an even more meaningless race??
I get that WOC preparation needs two "sprint" races on the same day, but why the different courses? Different start blocks, yes, but for a meaningful race for the B finalists why not have it on the same course as the A final?? What's the benefit of a different course??
Apr 4, 2017 10:54 PM # 
TheInvisibleLog:
Presumably every orienteering race I have run in is meaningless, because none had the chance of earning NOL points?
Apr 4, 2017 11:59 PM # 
O-ing:
More meaninglessness is when you don't run against your peers.

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