Oceania Sprint Distance Championships
World Cup "B" Final
World of O Analysis of this race.
Here is an assessment of my route choices according to the course setter, Bill Edwards;
S-1 - left was better. lost about 5 seconds.
1-2 - good choice but not much in it
2-3 - left was much smoother and faster. Lost 20 seconds.
3-4 - best route, including the correct exit direction left from the courtyard.
6-7 - The most important leg to get correct - and I did, saving 30-40 seconds. Apparetnly very few people took the wide right hand route that I took, which was faster and safer.
7-8 - no difference
8-9 - no difference
9-10 - best route
11-12 - best route
12-13 - best route
13-14 - no difference
14-15 - 2-3 seconds lost, but I didn't have to read the map as I had already been this way.
15-16 - 2 seconds lost. I was happier with the familiar right hand route though.
17-18 - best route
This was a steep sprint, with some very complex buildings and crucial route choices. When I first picked up the map, I struggled to find the options for the first few controls. I only saw a right hand option to #1. The left hand options would have been better, but I didn't see them. The stairs appeared as an rockface to me at running speed.
I looked for more options to #3, but again, I didn't really see the left hand option with such narrow passages. I executed the first 3 cleanly, but I did lose some time on route choices.
The next big decision was #7. I had decided that I would avoid any steep climbs, so I ran all the way around the right hand side of the buildings and up the road.
I finished well and got through this map cleanly and finished off fast, making up a few places.