Let me get this straight... Matt and you tied with Rhys, yet you came back 10mins early and Rhys had the best route. I struggle to see the logic there????
Took 4 minutes from 56 to finish. And 2 minutes to the 20pointer. You should have got them. Poor judgement really.
Those pesky 30 pointers were efficient for us. 72 minutes through there same as Georgia/Tane who got the 60/80 but added 100m climb. Had we done that we'd have had to drop something else.
Rhys and Andrew did 1km less and only 40m more climb for the same score = more efficient.
Hmm I think the best route choice is not simply defined by the efficiency of the distance. Although your route was longer, it was clearly more efficient in terms of running speed as you covered more distance in less time.
Ah but you are assuming Rhys and Tim are the same speed. Clearly Tim is significantly faster as he did 1km extra and was 9min faster.
Rhys should have won. He should have skipped the 40 by 15 and got the 30 by 105 and the 20 at the end. But if he was faster he could have got them as well as the 40.
Well on combined efficiency Georgia and I win over Rhys and Tim hands down. So we must have had the best route
Anyone who picks up 10's can't claim the best route. They are sucker controls and we were the suckers.
I would argue that if you're one of the top teams you can't turn down points on offer based on the fact they are only worth 10 points. I know this violates retrospective analytical thinking, but math won't win you the race alone
Going anti-clockwise and thinking (stupidly) that you could clear the course meant you had to get the 10.
Thinking you can clear the course when all the times and distances are known prior means piss poor planning and preparation.
Getting the 10pt control made sense, the problem was that you slowed down in the last 3rd. What you really needed to do was speed up when you started to fall behind time wise.
Matt never allows for improvement and always looks backwards therefore he'll never end up planning a longer route and working out what he is truly capable of, instead he likes to stay in the comfort zone and never push himself.