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Discussion: Middle distance format

in: Hawk 3Peat; Hawk 3Peat > 2017-04-02

Apr 2, 2017 11:32 PM # 
My understanding of SS is that its only that for C1 and C2.
Apr 3, 2017 3:12 AM # 
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.
Apr 4, 2017 3:42 AM # 
I wasn't there.
Apr 4, 2017 8:32 PM # 
Always the same. There seems to be a group of Victorians who don't really understand the meaning of middle distance!
Apr 4, 2017 10:56 PM # 
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.
Apr 6, 2017 12:08 AM # 
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.
Apr 6, 2017 6:50 AM # 
There was an excellent middle opportunity in Bendigo last Saturday. You can get your fill of middle distance again this Saturday.
Apr 6, 2017 7:17 AM # 
It was all good fun and great to be out in the forest regardless.

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