I remember that course being pretty simple. I remember they had to change it at the last minute due to deadfall.
Since when do orienteers shy away from deadfall? Practically every course I've run up in the Nordic countries have large logged areas, just filled with deadfall! Part of the mental and physical challenge of O...hopping over and scrambling under a field of fallen branches and trunks. Some guys can do it very quickly...like deer!
It depends. Some of it can be dangerous. Frankly, more than a little bit of it is just not much fun. If it is mapped, orienteers will always shy away from it toward faster running. If it’s not mapped, diminishes the fairness of the challenge.
If I remember in this case, the wind storm happened after the maps were finalized. It was too late to remap the deadfall areas so new courses were quickly devised. avoiding these areas.
I hadn't remembered that, George. That makes sense of it.