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Pre Billygoat Training

Danbury, CT, US
May 6, 2017

Type: Orienteering - Regional

added by: Becks

Join WCOC for a day of route choice training before the Billygoat!

The morning will take place at Tarrywile Park, south of Danbury CT, then after lunch we will move over to Mountain Lakes. You are welcome to join us for one of both of the sessions, but you'll get maximum benefit from doing both!

10-11am starts Tarrywile (exercise will take less than an hour)

Midday lunch at ??

1.30-2.30pm starts at Mountain Lakes

The place I was thinking of suggesting for lunch looks to have closed down, so if anyone has suggestions of a place in Bethel or similar, it'd be nice to eat together.

Participants should gain a better understanding of how to
(1) identify route choices, and
(2) compare route choices.

Each participant will learn about (1) their own relative running pace across various terrain, (2) techniques for guesstimating the relative distance between various route choices, and (3) combining such information to compare route choices.

Morning session at Tarrywile Park

Participant will run the same 600m leg 2-3 times using different route choices, which should provide insight into their own relative running strength over various terrain (see google docs).

Afternoon session at Mountain Lakes
We will test some of the insights gained from the morning session by running a route choice focused course of about 4-6 km, with opportunities for short-cuts. Participants will be paired based on compatible orienteering competence, and the orienteers paired up will run different pre-determined route choices to each control.

If you're keen on doing some homework, there's some excellent route choice analysis and ideas in the google folder here:

Please indicate below if you'll be coming, and whether to one or both locations. Registration is not required, but will help us with maps.


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76.3 ✓ Rhombus (log) Both + 1 person
67.6 ? Hammer (log)
61.4 ✓ Evalin B (log) both
60.4 ✓ Flakey (log)
57.5 ✓ Becks Coaching
56.3 ✓ Izzy B (log) Both + Barb and Dave
49.3 ✓ GlenT (log) Just Mountain Lakes
48.8 ✓ o-maps both
38.0 ? skdewitt (log) try to get there, at least for tarrywile
33.1 ✓ JanetT (log) Just Mountain Lakes

See also:

Apr 15, 2017DVOA Batsto
Apr 22–23, 2017West Point National Meet
Apr 30, 2017WCOC Stratton Brook State Park
May 7, 2017Billygoat 2017
May 20, 2017EMPO - Pleasant Valley Farms
May 21, 2017WCOC Osbornedale State Park
May 24, 2017WCOC World Orienteering Day, Bethel Schools
Jun 3, 2017WCOC Hurd State Park
Jun 8–11, 20172017 Boston Sprint Camp
Jun 17, 2017WCOC Ratlum Mountain (Summer BBQ and Meeting)