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Discussion: We were waiting

in: Prendy; Prendy > 2020-03-15

Mar 16, 2020 9:08 AM # 
at the top waiting for you to return. After ten minutes we imagined a massive massive mistake. I gave up waiting and started my run. Only to also make a massive error on 17 as well. Didn't visualise the contours well.
But good course on a great area, I agree.
Mar 19, 2020 2:53 AM # 
Glad you guys enjoyed the courses. We got complaints C3 was too hard, though probably an equal number who enjoyed it...
Mar 19, 2020 5:57 AM # 
You always get complaints. C3 is a conundrum. If you made it easier the other half would complain it was too easy. The best solution might be to do what happens in the Bendigo series. Where this is a risk, all the hard courses are a little shorter, and that encourages the more hardy C3 competitors to run C2. Of course, by making it a "series" with league tables and such, you discourage such movement between courses.
Mar 19, 2020 10:35 AM # 
Judy did c3 so I got a good look at the map. By too hard did they mean physically. Technically I thought it was great. There were obvious easy ways to cross the big gullies and get in and out of the mining. When I pointed them out to Judy she said she didn't see them or use them. I think the issue here is that most of the complainers are poor navigators and don't see the best route choices. I knew I would struggle with c2 and considered doing c3. If I had done it and it had been any shorts and easier I would have been annoyed. You can't win either way. Thought it was great. Thank James for me. Judy has no complaints either
Mar 19, 2020 10:41 AM # 
I'll send you my route. I'd agree i think it was taking people a long time but mainly the finding controls rather than the physicality, but then they were saying it was the physicality. Hard to give something for everyone. I walked most of it, was 8 mins ahead of the next woman and definitely not a perfect run.
Mar 19, 2020 8:37 PM # 
If people routinely think C3 is too hard, they should opt for C4. There's a few in my age class that think they can keep doing the same course they have done for years, and the course difficulty should be modified accordingly.
Mar 19, 2020 10:41 PM # 
I think a lot of people didn't see the easier routes, which probably meant it was quite hard.

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