My understanding of SS is that its only that for C1 and C2.
If that is the case then why the 1:15000 format for those courses? And neither of those was set as a middle distance type course.
Always the same. There seems to be a group of Victorians who don't really understand the meaning of middle distance!
Well, if I was going to set a middle course I wouldn't have chosen Little Forest. Not suitable. My guess is that the event was originally planned for Black Hill (only middle suitable) but permission was not forthcoming. I suspect NEV doesn't have any other current maps suitable for middle.
I thought course 1 was a good M45 long distance course. What it certainly wasn't was a middle.
Back in the earlyish days of the middle distance (2004, I think), I set a Victorian Middle Champs at Creswick with actual middle-distance style courses (except for the moderate and easy courses). Most of the non-elites didn't know what had hit them.
There was an excellent middle opportunity in Bendigo last Saturday. You can get your fill of middle distance again this Saturday.
It was all good fun and great to be out in the forest regardless.