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Discussion: Permission

in: blairtrewin; blairtrewin > 2019-10-13

Oct 14, 2019 5:32 AM # 
What hoops did the organisers have to jump through to get permission for the event?
Oct 14, 2019 6:38 AM # 
I don't know - ask them. Obviously City of Melbourne but I would have thought at least some of the places we went would have been private property, unless it's part of the deal of the Docklands development that everything outside a building is public space?
Oct 14, 2019 8:53 AM # 
We had permission from Melbourne City Council, and the shopping centre. There were a couple of places i was nervous of putting controls in case they were private so tended to attach to street furniture/ council owned sculptures. Anything publicly accessible i assumed you could run through.

Sydney would definitely work super well, you could possibly even join existing sprint maps to make a bigger urban map.
Oct 14, 2019 9:04 AM # 
Sounds a great effort. Maybe if anyone is feeling brave enough we can try to organise one in Sydney as well.
Oct 14, 2019 10:01 AM # 
There's a lot of precedent of European races in major cities so i think that probably helped.
Oct 14, 2019 10:43 AM # 
Was wondering about the shopping centre (and quite surprised they gave us permission). I wasn't game to run down the escalator.
Oct 14, 2019 10:44 AM # 
Is that because it was going upwards at the time?
Oct 14, 2019 11:26 AM # 
Surprisingly the escalators I ran up and down were going in the correct directions at the time.
Oct 14, 2019 11:30 AM # 
Re: escalators
I organized a sprint training in Brno, Czech Republic for the US/CAN contingent before WOC in 2008 (without flags but still useful) where several runners commented that the best route for one of the legs was into a shopping centre, down the escalators and out on the other side.
Oct 14, 2019 11:31 AM # 
What did the other leg do while it was waiting?
Oct 14, 2019 11:32 AM # 
Oct 14, 2019 11:55 AM # 
I think there's a rule in navigation races that states you have to stay together.
Oct 14, 2019 12:02 PM # 
tRicky - you don't always follow that rule.
Oct 14, 2019 12:27 PM # 
Time to leg it tiny toes...
Oct 14, 2019 9:24 PM # 
Oct 15, 2019 10:19 AM # 
At a Sydney Summer series event at Shepherd's Bay last year, I saw several people use the lift to access the railway overpass bridge. I used the stairs....
Oct 15, 2019 10:39 AM # 
I can think of a couple of spots on Sunday where there would have been lift options, too (but they would have been slower than the stairs, even walking).

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