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Discussion: 24 hour run where the winner is ...

in: Orienteering; General

Apr 18, 2018 7:00 PM # 
... the one that distances the farthest from the starting point in this event.

Apr 18, 2018 7:52 PM # 
chitownclark: the cautionary restriction: 'No building gliders!' Looks like J-J is out!
Apr 19, 2018 12:30 AM # 
Reminds me of some of the more unusual ultras in the UK like the "piece of string" ultra... where the organisers don't tell you how long it is... you just get maps to the next checkpoint along the way, and you are told you have finished at the finish.
Apr 19, 2018 10:29 AM # 
Terje Mathisen:
The original long distance O race, "Hu og Hei" in Trondheim is still organized the same way, i.e. you get the location of the first control at the start, then on each subsequent control you get the location of the next.

You do know up front that the total length will be around 30 km, split in two part of approximately 18 and 12 k, so tired people tend to guess/hope that the next control will surely be the last before heading straight back to the club cabin.
Apr 19, 2018 11:57 PM # 
Added to AP event list. Maybe next year! So cool!
Apr 20, 2018 1:02 AM # 
yes similar, except the length of the piece of string was closer to 3-7 days long
Apr 20, 2018 2:19 AM # 
hmmm... thinking of how one could create a similar event and make sure nobody has an advantage..

Meeting point: a parking lot somewhere, where then the folks are transported by bus into a remote location, the bus with windows covered so nobody can peek out. No maps are given, otherwise that would give information on roads and other features that allow fast moving. Then, the start. One would have to intuitively choose a direction to go, one to choose in the 360 degrees of possible choices, and then, look for a trail, dirt road, or similar, that would allow fast movement. And stick to that mode for the next 23+ hours.

If this were Pennsylvania, it would be hard to find an area that has the least roads and trails, as it is mostly developed. For the most desolate areas, one would have to choose north central PA, in the "wilds". Or in the Allegheny National Forest.

It would be an interesting event. Who wants to organize it ?

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