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Urban Orienteering

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 18 October 2008, 10:36 AM  
Take a look at the City of London race last weekend www.cityrace.org. Course 1 was 8km and won in 40min - somewhere between a middle and a multi-day distance.

There's a video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4rYqReMfvk&eurl=http://grahamgristwood.blogspot.com/2008/10/london-city-race.html and some discussion on Attackpoint.

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 28 September 2012, 2:50 PM  
And at a shorter level, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umq62C9sCLs

I think there are lots of challenging terrains under our noses, eg shopping malls at lunchtime. Some diplomatic skills may be required.

Show Profile  onemanfanclub Posted: 28 September 2012, 10:09 PM  
...for the organisers or the competitors?


Show Profile  Michael Posted: 29 September 2012, 1:19 AM  
For the o-ers

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 9 March 2014, 6:41 PM  
Need to recognise the super-sprint, and EndurO concepts that are springing up. The notion of stringing together a number of very short races enables smaller and/or more detailed areas to be used. The races may be on the same site (often involving a constructed maze thru which you go in a different way each time). Or they may be on separate sites and you have untimed travel between. When the middle first came in we always ran two in a day, why aren't all sprints like this?

Show Profile  Jamie Posted: 9 March 2014, 11:05 PM  
urbanorienteering.blogspot.com

Planning is going well for the 3 day urban enduro around Wellington that uses the concepts Michael describes.

I think Orienteering enduro will be successful for the same reason as MTB enduro has been. The chance to go on a journey with your mates for a few hours where victory is decided more by technical skill and cunning than your aerobic threshold.

Course planners can also use untimed sections to avoid "dead" areas of terrain and dangerous areas of terrain (eg traffic). Exciting times.

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