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Discussion: Game 2

in: Arnold; Arnold > 2020-04-10

Apr 13, 2020 11:41 AM # 
Jon X:
As planner I could take taking offence at the idea it was too easy...
Luckily having checked your score I don't think I will :)
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Apr 13, 2020 1:01 PM # 
Arnold:
One of the wonderful things about Attackpoint is that you never know who reads your log. Welcome Jon! Who would have thought :-)

So first of all thank you for planning the course and doing all the associated work. It was amazing to have it all available!

Secondly I stand by my assertion that it was relatively easy even if I got quite a few wrong - many of them seemed ‘left or right’ sort of choices where even if you select the slower one it is only marginal.

But I think that was primarily due to the area you chose, not the planning - particularly as compared to some of the warm-up exercises like the Swiss one.

And also I think the majority of courses I run are ‘easy’. Which is mostly caused by my not being fit enough to make them hard.

Anyway thanks again! See you around sometime.
Apr 17, 2020 3:17 PM # 
Jon X:
Hello :)

And fair enough, actually I do agree that quite a lot of it was fairly easy. I was conscious of making something that would be okay for the full range of entrants and abilities, rather than every leg being a tricky conundrum.
As it turned out it was a bit surprising (to me anyway) how large a percentage of wrong answers were given for even the legs that I thought were pretty straightforward!

Also agreed that it is a different challenge to have a desk-based exercise to select the shortest allowable route vs a racing one of choosing a route on the ground - definitely true for that area that one of the racing skills needed is identifying where the most important thing is to pick a route and get on with it, rather than spend extra time choosing one route from several very similar options. Nonetheless this exercise tested the ability to identify the shortest route when required - a useful skill for all sprint orienteers to have...

I am off the planning hook for the next Lockdown extravaganza on 24-26 April so will be interested to give it all a go myself!

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