Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sprint event route choice

Here is a pretty interesting route choice from the JWOC sprint event ( at least I think it is :)

When I looked at it during and after the race I was really sure that one route was a lot better but now I'm not so sure. Which route would you choose, Green or Blue?

I went green but the winner went left on the blue route. Which one do you think is better?

5 comments:

Alex said...

Green looks like the one to me. I comes down to that bit through the undergrowth on the green vs back tracking a bit on blue

Michael said...
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Michael said...

I saw both when I first looked at the map and I thought that I would have gone blue...

On an uphill like that I would always take the path just because you don't know what the terrain is like. I suppose it is a 50/50 choice because you had not yet seen the terrain (as it was the first leg into the forest). For me it is safer and not that much slower [if the green route turns out to be faster].

Michael said...

Also simpler route choice and one where you don't have to watch your feet leaves more time to read the rest of the course on an early leg...

Black Mamba said...

I was so sure that green was best, i think the running might have been slower though, the bridge we crossed was quite small, but eran (ISR) had a clear path up the hill all the way in the forest. his split was 2:13 and the fastest split was 2:10 by andreu blanes who was the red route