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Attackpoint - performance and training tools for orienteering athletes

Discussion: Jukola

in: cedarcreek; cedarcreek > 2014-06-15

Jun 17, 2014 1:14 AM # 
Finnish TV is getting better and better at covering orienteering. I guess all of the practice is helping.

I thought the running camera was great. It is hard to show speed in orienteering, but the running camera did a good job.

Did you catch the bit at the end when the camera was chasing Fredrik and Theirry?
Jun 17, 2014 2:35 AM # 
I don't think so. There was a running camera following the two guys behind them (?) in a field running toward a tree line? And the guy in front of the camera fell? Maybe that was the two leaders?

But maybe there was a bit right at the last few controls? I don't remember.

I was pretty busy so I didn't watch continuously except a few times. I checked Attackpoint a lot, but I didn't even start the WorldofO live blog, which I usually follow pretty closely.

Probably the biggest surprise for me was TG/KR and Fredrik/Lidingö having the D leg (13 or 14 maybe), but going to C first and correcting as if they meant to do that. I'm guessing elephant tracks, but still.

I know barely a word of Swedish or Suomi, but for some reason my brain picks up a lot more from the Swedish. The Finnish---all I hear is the club names and the runner's names, but it's much more a struggle. It's probably the Germanic traits common to Swedish and English.
Jun 17, 2014 4:47 AM # 
Also, your Venla camera-in-the-woods vine was **weird**.
Jun 17, 2014 12:20 PM # 
Yes, the running camera was following the two leaders and Fredrik fell in front of the camera. I thought it really showed the speed and work that orienteers do in a way that a camera standing still doesn't capture.

It was strange when they all went to the C control. As they went up the hill you imagined that the fork would drop Leandersson but since they all went there, it didn't.

I have to concentrate just a tiny bit extra to follow Swedish with a Finnish accent. I watched hours and hours of the coverage, and I could tell my mind was getting a little tired of that little bit of extra concentration.

I re-watched a bit last night. I also need to watch the last leg for the Venla. I didn't catch that live.
Jun 17, 2014 5:56 PM # 
Where are they available online? To my shame, I have never gotten up for a Venla start, although I've seen the finish a few times. It seems to me that Venla is a deeper elite event. I may be wrong.

I did see them! They were flying through that field, and not straight either, but all curvy. That was a rush.
Jun 17, 2014 6:42 PM # 

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