2020 Sprint the Bay Stage 2
34th/64 Elite Men
My lowest place of the weekend, but also the one where I gained the most time on the Black Jersey leader (Martin Dent). Unfortunately Martin gained too much time on me in the running races, and there were not enough navigating races over the weekend to make this up. Martin was too good for me this weekend.
My hopes were raised when I saw him standing still a few times looking confused. However, there were top elites running past every minutes, so this minimised any big time losses for Martin.
Map 1 of 2
Map 2 of 2
The first real navigational challenge of the weekend. The course was quite good, and there were several good route choice legs. I chose poorly on 11-12 and lost 30 seconds.
However, the mapping was illegible on a couple of occasions. The control circle was not cut clearly at 9 and many people were tricked unfairly by this. Also, the wall between 6 and 7 was both passable and impassable. The new symbol for passable wall is terrible, and the cartography did not help at all. It was impossible to tell on the run which parts were passable. Orienteering should not be a test of eyesight!