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Discussion: Two-person relay & Software used

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Aug 2, 2020 6:13 PM # 
Will be holding a 2-person relay for some cross country teams (ages 12-18) with little to no orienteering experience. Each participant will run 2 or 3 legs or loops - alternating with each team member. For instance, a team running 3 legs might have the following:

Runner 1 - A
Runner 2 - B
Runner 1 - B
Runner 2 - A
Runner 1 - C
Runner 2 - C

There are 27 controls for a runner doing 3 loops & 19 controls for a runner doing 2 loops.

Each loop is about 2.0-2.2 km.

Each runner will be using an SI-Card.

Has anyone else held a relay like this before? If so, then How did you do it? What download software did you use? Did the download software do everything or did you use some other type of software? Did the runners need to change their SI-cards between each leg?

Here some wish list items

* I would like to have an individual time for each loop (A: 18 minutes, B: 17 minutes, C: 20 minutes)
* I would like to have an individual cummulative time for all three loops without including time gaps while their team mate is running (A+B+C)
* I would like to have a team time (Runner 1 + Runner 2)
* I would like to have the runners keep their SI-cards for all the legs they run
* I would like to avoid adding work to the person running the download software (we use OE - but would be willing to explore some shareware or freeware)
Aug 4, 2020 7:08 AM # 
We've run two person relays with OE before with the sequence as above though with four legs rather than six (so runner 1 runs legs 1 and 3; runner 2 runs legs 2 and 4 - four separate courses). It displays individual and cumulative times though I've not seen total times for each runner displayed.

Originally we had to swap SI tags between legs and runners (so four tags used per two person team) with OE 2003 but OE 2010 took out that need and each individual runner can use one stick now though it has to be downloaded then cleared between each leg - don't get that sequence mixed up! Here is a result display from last year's event.
Aug 4, 2020 8:02 AM # 
Uncle JiM:
OS I think, not OE. You can have up to 10 runners
Aug 4, 2020 8:27 AM # 
I'm not an expert but I think we only every used OS for score events and the change in SI usage only came about after we upgraded OE - we've never upgraded OS. I've never run the computer during our relays though so it is possible it was another program.
Aug 4, 2020 5:00 PM # 
OS is the relay software, OEScore is for score events. MeOS might also be a good option.
Aug 5, 2020 1:18 AM # 
tRicky what your club has done for the relay sounds like what I want to do. Which software did your club use? OS or MeOS. How did you (or your computer person) set it up?
Aug 5, 2020 5:15 AM # 
I guess they used OS. I must have been confusing that with OEScore (which is the one I've used) though I don't recall seeing OS on our event laptops (might just be because I wasn't looking for it). I shall enquire except we recently switched to MeOS so it could all change this year.
Aug 5, 2020 9:02 AM # 
Uncle JiM:
Has to be OS, as uploaded by Eventor Manager

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