I saw the solid red line, so didn't choose that way.... the only way to have made it fair would have been the crossing point symbol (would have replied on NS Forum, but don't know my password!)
Thing is, I was pretty sure the uncrossable boundary symbol (707) could not be used where there was no boundary on the ground/map, hence my dilemma. I think the controller's strict adherence to the centering of the symbol as per ISOM is also a classic case of pedantry over pragmatism: on the map the fence was very close to the track so it was quite predictable that centering the symbol would create a misleading overlap, off-setting by <0.5mm would have avoided the confusion.
(Mike Godfree insists on off-setting to ensure the symbol underneath is clearly visible)
Good race (on RG) between you, me, and Frostbite. You blew it at #10.
Looks like I lost 50secs to Neil by the SE crossing on #17, but the extra distance to run and being in a sulk helped me lose a further 30+ into the control.
I guess I thought the red line met the olive green, never considered it as a viable route.
Paul did what I feared doing at 10, but I think my low route was unnecessarily cautious.
I just go orienteering, don't know enough about such use of symbols!!
Didn't help that I was stupid at the end of no. 10 and went to the control in the re-entrant higher up (was trying to get rid of some bloke from Saxons and not concentrating properly) - this bit of woods was actually reasonably runnable, so didn't consider the southern route on the path. However the straight route to 6 was rubbish!!
"I just go orienteering" - ha, you've planned bigger and better events than I, but I guess you've never had that discussion
I got halfway along leg 17 when I noticed the route to the north and started cursing as I thought I'd made the wrong decision by going straight. As it was the longest leg on the course, I assumed there'd be a bit of macro route choice on offer and I'd missed it. But that wasn't on the planners mind, who admitted on NS he hadn't considered the northern path route as a viable route - hmmm. So it was a leg about weaving along the paths trying to minimise the distance run - a bit of ultra-wayfaring.