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Discussion: WOC 2014 Middle

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Jul 11, 2014 12:13 AM # 
Tundra/Desert:
Go Wyatt!
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Jul 11, 2014 12:35 AM # 
slow-twitch:
And Lizzie! And Ross!
Jul 11, 2014 12:43 AM # 
AliS:
Women's start list and Men's start list

Canada and USA start times:
Hannah Culberg (USA) 12:13
Alison Crocker (USA) 12:55
Louise Oram (CAN) 12:58
Emily Kemp (CAN) 13:14

Wyatt Riley (USA) 14:38:30
Eric Kemp (CAN) 14:50:30
Jul 11, 2014 9:59 AM # 
Cristina:
Live tracking is up, women's course looks like it'll be fun...
Jul 11, 2014 10:12 AM # 
simmo:
Every track disappears once they go over the ridge on the way to no. 1!
Jul 11, 2014 10:19 AM # 
PG:
Beautiful day here, mostly blue sky for now.
Jul 11, 2014 10:30 AM # 
simmo:
Have tried reloading, it still happens. Radio problem?
Jul 11, 2014 10:36 AM # 
Cristina:
Looks like Hannah handled the first part of the course well, 12:43 to the first radio (control #4). Unfortunately seems that the reception for the gps units is quite poor. (On the plus side, this will make it much easier to get more work done today.)

I suspect the gps tracks will be much better from 9-16(F) since those controls seem to be in a sort of bowl facing the arena. That is, if they work like that (line of sight to arena or something).
Jul 11, 2014 10:39 AM # 
ndobbs:
There's not a lot of orienteering after the 10th control.

It seems the GPS have satellite signal, but have trouble transmitting back to base...
Jul 11, 2014 10:41 AM # 
Cristina:
Yeah, the interesting part of the course is the stuff behind the ridge!

I wonder if they will be able to download routes after the fact.
Jul 11, 2014 10:48 AM # 
Cristina:
Welp, first arena passage, still no dot. There goes that theory.
Jul 11, 2014 10:53 AM # 
MJChilds:
Tracking is back
Jul 11, 2014 10:53 AM # 
ndobbs:
TV!!
Jul 11, 2014 11:00 AM # 
AZ:
90 second start intervals?
Why is that
Jul 11, 2014 11:01 AM # 
Cristina:
TV.
Jul 11, 2014 11:03 AM # 
ndobbs:
According to TV, 18°, almost sunny, and Simone is "defending champion"...
Jul 11, 2014 11:05 AM # 
Cristina:
Hannah was taking the upper route to 14 and then her dot disappeared just before the critical moment. These GPS failures just add to the suspense!
Jul 11, 2014 11:07 AM # 
ndobbs:
Or they make me wonder why I paid for tracking, when tv is free anyway. I guess the tracking will get more exciting later.
Jul 11, 2014 11:10 AM # 
Cristina:
Ali looks surprised to be on TV.

Jul 11, 2014 11:11 AM # 
ndobbs:
Ali 2mins down after 10 mins, 40s ahead of Hannah, or so.

And I just heard Ross shouting Kiri kiri as Evely finished :)
Jul 11, 2014 11:19 AM # 
Cristina:
From what I can see of Hannah's track it looks like a couple of mistakes but overall good. And she'll get points!

Louise off to a good start.
Jul 11, 2014 11:19 AM # 
Hammer:
louise has caught and passed Ali
Jul 11, 2014 11:24 AM # 
ndobbs:
Oh, can change the tv streaming to HD, that's much better :)

Yle and web give different video.
Jul 11, 2014 11:36 AM # 
Hammer:
Emily racing well! In fact great runs so far for both of the Canadians!
Jul 11, 2014 11:42 AM # 
ndobbs:
Really good by Emily, but lost 20s to 11, running too far right.
Jul 11, 2014 11:44 AM # 
Cristina:
Looks like Ali punched at radio2 2 seconds ahead of Louise.

Emily looking really good!
Jul 11, 2014 11:45 AM # 
ndobbs:
woah, did Minna really do that, 4th 1st 4th 1st 4th 1st 4th 1st 4th... at woc middle
Jul 11, 2014 11:47 AM # 
Hammer:
Gotta tell ya I've never understood the term 'pre-warning'. Is it a warning or not? ;-)
Jul 11, 2014 11:56 AM # 
ndobbs:
Tove is motoring!
Jul 11, 2014 11:58 AM # 
AZ:
Who's that runner smiling ear to ear after they cross the finish line?
Oh, who else? ;-)
Great run Emily!
Jul 11, 2014 12:00 PM # 
ndobbs:
Is Tove missing 12??
Jul 11, 2014 12:03 PM # 
AZ:
Am I reading the live results wrong? Is it looking like top 16 for Emily??
Jul 11, 2014 12:04 PM # 
ndobbs:
@AZ, yes you are. top 15 I'd say :)
Jul 11, 2014 12:06 PM # 
ndobbs:
Ida for gold!
Jul 11, 2014 12:08 PM # 
Becks:
Is there any way to solve the video constantly going horribly pixelated? I am just refreshing every time which is a bit of a pain.
Jul 11, 2014 12:10 PM # 
ndobbs:
Mine keeps crashing. Try getting TV stream from elsewhere (eg SVT ?). Not too impressed.
Jul 11, 2014 12:11 PM # 
AZ:
13th??
depends on minna
Jul 11, 2014 12:12 PM # 
Hammer:
11th?
Jul 11, 2014 12:13 PM # 
AZ:
11!!!
Holy macaroni???
Jul 11, 2014 12:14 PM # 
Becks:
Surely they should have a good idea of the traffic by now? Is that the issue?

It's not very impressive.
Jul 11, 2014 12:14 PM # 
ndobbs:
Well, if people hear it's good, more people sign up, so it gets worse. Yay.

Ida Annika Tove!
Jul 11, 2014 12:15 PM # 
Becks:
That's true, yep.
Jul 11, 2014 12:15 PM # 
ndobbs:
Go! Non! Gonon! is out running....
Jul 11, 2014 12:16 PM # 
ndobbs:
Did Ida lose 25s on 14?!
Jul 11, 2014 12:27 PM # 
Cristina:
11th for Emily! The smile makes you think she's not a threat...
Jul 11, 2014 12:29 PM # 
ndobbs:
not much gps signal from the men...
Jul 11, 2014 12:32 PM # 
MJChilds:
EMILY!!!!!!!!! Onward and Upward. Great run for Louise, too. Nice to see Canada high in the standings.
Jul 11, 2014 12:34 PM # 
AZ:
Promotion for Canada? ;-)
Jul 11, 2014 12:36 PM # 
Hammer:
Emily's 11th is also a Commonwealth gold! :-) Louise in 28th equals her best placing ever in middle. Best ever day for Canadian women at WOC?

Emily's 11th place performance today is 3rd best ever placing at a WOC for Canada behind Sandy Hott's 9th in 2005 and Ted de St Croix's 10th in 1985. Emily's % behind winner today is a best ever for a Canadian woman. Ted was 7.8% behind in Australia.
Jul 11, 2014 12:41 PM # 
PG:
Ali on the big screen getting interviewed for Univision, but no sound here... :-)
Jul 11, 2014 12:43 PM # 
ndobbs:
Conor started well!! Go on, Conor!!
Jul 11, 2014 12:51 PM # 
ndobbs:
Conorrrrrrrr......................
Jul 11, 2014 12:56 PM # 
roar:
I hope there are radio problems...
Jul 11, 2014 12:58 PM # 
ndobbs:
East of 7 and 8, doesn't look like Pat's been there... hopefully conor hasn't either ;)
Jul 11, 2014 1:07 PM # 
ndobbs:
Well, he's alive.
Jul 11, 2014 1:09 PM # 
roar:
Ouch
Jul 11, 2014 1:13 PM # 
MJChilds:
Sharon And Giacomo just starred on the big screen.
Jul 11, 2014 1:24 PM # 
Aragorn:
Wyatt at arena passage, 12th of 17.
Jul 11, 2014 1:27 PM # 
fletch:
Go Jules - fastest through Radio 2...
Jul 11, 2014 1:27 PM # 
fletch:
oops- radio 1...
Jul 11, 2014 1:44 PM # 
stever:
Another good run by a Kemp-ster.
Jul 11, 2014 1:46 PM # 
j-man:
Looks like it was really tough out there.
Jul 11, 2014 1:51 PM # 
Tundra/Desert:
Maybe it wasn't a fiasco after all.
Jul 11, 2014 1:58 PM # 
stever:
Go Hector ...
Jul 11, 2014 1:59 PM # 
j-man:
Not for the women.

We need to see the winning times for the men.
Jul 11, 2014 2:09 PM # 
j-man:
It looks like great terrain (at least from the tweets.)
Jul 11, 2014 2:17 PM # 
stever:
Ikonen mistake at 5
Jul 11, 2014 2:18 PM # 
j-man:
This is going to be one ugly results list. Can someone remind me what the problem with qualis is?
Jul 11, 2014 2:24 PM # 
stever:
Hector still clinging to a comfy chair.
Jul 11, 2014 2:28 PM # 
stever:
Doh, pushed off.
Jul 11, 2014 2:33 PM # 
ndobbs:
Tracking up nicely.
Jul 11, 2014 2:37 PM # 
stever:
Thiery fastest so far to 11.
Amazing.
Jul 11, 2014 2:51 PM # 
Cristina:
well, today's results could not be cuter. (again)
Jul 11, 2014 2:52 PM # 
BorisGr:
Thierry 'mp' in the live results?!
Jul 11, 2014 2:52 PM # 
ndobbs:
hoooooly shit
Jul 11, 2014 2:52 PM # 
Cristina:
they are announcing he is dsq.

Plot twist!
Jul 11, 2014 2:53 PM # 
AZ:
Oh no ;-(
Brutal news about TG
Jul 11, 2014 2:53 PM # 
ndobbs:
he didn't look happy when he finished.........
Jul 11, 2014 2:53 PM # 
Tundra/Desert:
Which one did he miss?
Jul 11, 2014 2:54 PM # 
ndobbs:
#6 ?
Jul 11, 2014 2:55 PM # 
Tundra/Desert:
That's a good one to skip. Just ask Bertuks.
Jul 11, 2014 2:59 PM # 
ndobbs:
Happy for Kratov. I wonder when TG realised.
Jul 11, 2014 3:01 PM # 
stever:
Well, at least Wyatt can now say he once beat Thierry ... urp.
Jul 11, 2014 3:14 PM # 
Tundra/Desert:
Yep Ukraine a medal after what, almost 20 years?
Jul 11, 2014 3:15 PM # 
BorisGr:
They had one last year.
Jul 11, 2014 3:27 PM # 
blairtrewin:
Just a note that we've got an interview with Ali on the highlights for this race.
Jul 11, 2014 3:29 PM # 
Tundra/Desert:
An individual medal, I meant.
Jul 11, 2014 3:35 PM # 
j-man:
Can Russia lay claim to this medal? I mean, isn't he from Crimea?
Jul 11, 2014 3:58 PM # 
MJ Stout:
What happened to Thierry?! Please fill in those of us trying to work and trying not to follow along...
Jul 11, 2014 4:01 PM # 
origamiguy:
Thierry skipped control 6. Let's see if this tweet embed works; it shows the GPS track.

Jul 11, 2014 4:01 PM # 
backwoods:
Thierry reportedly did not go to the 6th control.
Jul 11, 2014 4:23 PM # 
AZ:
Can Russia lay claim to this medal? I mean, isn't he from Crimea?
Yikes - this could really send things into a tailspin
Jul 11, 2014 10:19 PM # 
MChub:
I saw Kratov's post on Facebook saying (in pretty strong terms) that he did not approve of Russia's invading Crimea. So Russia has no moral right to claim his medal :)
Jul 12, 2014 1:12 AM # 
igor_:
So did TG skip a control, started navigating to #7 from #5, hit the trail, started going right as if he approached it from #6, recognized the reentrant and corrected to #7? Fascinating stuff.
Jul 12, 2014 4:49 AM # 
simmo:
The difference is TG probably only does that mistake twice in his career, whereas some of us do it several times every season!
Jul 13, 2014 7:56 PM # 
ken:
Middle photos
Jul 15, 2014 8:34 PM # 
bubo:
Skipping a comtrol is certainly unusual when it comes to Thierry - but, he has actually mispunched twice in Silva League events in Sweden this spring...
Jul 15, 2014 9:46 PM # 
graeme:
Unfortunate quote of the week...
"It is easier to win the long distance because there you can make some mistakes and still win", Thierry Gueorgiou
Jul 15, 2014 10:23 PM # 
cwalker:
Thierry also skipped a control during the relay in Trondheim but was able to go back and get it.

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