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Discussion: That's a lot of kms whether...

in: Cristina; Cristina > 2018-04-24

Apr 25, 2018 2:24 AM # 
That's a lot of kms whether they're Swedish or Norwegian...
Apr 25, 2018 3:14 AM # 
It is; but many more potential contours to cross around Oslo. Roughly 100 vs 15 near Nynäshamn.
Apr 25, 2018 8:50 AM # 
Indeed. For me orienteering around Oslo is often more like a personal hiking struggle, whereas orienteering in eastern Sweden usually involves a lot more actual running. Several years ago on one of the bus rides to Sweden for a relay (maybe it was 25-manna?) some of they younger kids were worried about the length of their courses. I overheard one of the coaches say, "yeah, but they're *Swedish* kilometers" as a reassurance and I've been using it ever since.
Apr 25, 2018 6:54 PM # 
Ha! That's funny.

It reminds me of a guy who was in town for work from either Norway or Sweden and did one of our meets last year...he made a comment about how our shades of green ended up quite a lot more dense than he expected...
Apr 27, 2018 1:19 AM # 
"Personal hiking struggle" is pretty good, too. There may be some of that this weekend at Mt. Tom...
Apr 30, 2018 10:02 AM # 
I can report that the km were not as Swedish as usual though certainly there were no mountains slopes to ascend or descend. The real treat was that this was challenging orienteering terrain, not so much in the route choices but in the attacks. And stuff was steep, so it was easy to find yourself having to climb up a bunch of cliffs because your control was one line higher than you.

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