AP splits say you lost no time :)
Apparently some people 'fessed up to jumping across the gaps between the promontories in the wetlands. Perhaps the legend should have made it a bit clearer that the solid black outline = uncrossable body of water?
Did I forget to put a proper legend on the map? Sprint maps tend to have that Fair Play logo on them but it may have been missing from this one as it gets cut up quite a bit.
The AP point allocation for this event is extremely low (48.3 is the top), probably because there were so many people within a few minutes of the winning time.
Yes, only a few hesitations so it was a pretty good run for me.
I know we have had problems with people crossing at that point previously. It's funny that I had thought there was no temptation to cross there on the long but that was obviously just me knowing it wasn't an option and I headed automatically straight out towards the river, when now I look at it, it did actually look shorter the other way. Shows my familiarity with the area! Yes, I agree highlighting that area in some way as being uncrossable is needed to get across the board compliance. The legend would be a good start, however not sure how many people will double check the legend. Possibly pointing it out to people pre-start might have more impact.
I didn't think my legs would be long enough to jump across anyway!
(The legend was kind of buried under the control descriptions - I noticed that last weekend too.)
No-one reads the legend when they are taking off from the start. You don't get a chance to. It's something that needs to be on the caravan next to course distances.
Having it on the caravan is ok, but there will be people who won't read all the notices. A starter pointing it out to people would ensure every person doing a course should be aware.
The points do seem strangely low, but looking at John Curtin they were much lower than usual for that event too. Maybe there has been some change to their algorithm recently?
I recall they did that a few years ago when we were scoring 80+ in local events. Maybe you need a big scorer running in order to get big points.
Actually I notice my ranking score has dropped from mid 60s to low 50s and the top ranked runner has gone from around 100 to 120 (next highest is 94 then 85 so something odd happening there, esecially since the top runner doesn't have a single individual score above 100)!
Looks like Ken's fixed the points. Both events mentioned now have higher values and my own ranking has gone back up to what it was before.