You’ll see an orienteering map with a leg between two controls. You have to draw the FASTEST legal route between the controls, as quickly as possible.
Desktop computer or laptop.
In sprint orienteering, selecting the correct route choice is crucial in performing well. Picking the wrong route will lose you time. This game tests your ability to select the fastest route.
For the terrain we are using in this stage, there are two main things you will need to consider when choosing the fastest route:
- Length of the route
- Climb on the route
Make sure you consider both when making your decision!
The website we’ll use has been created by Ben Brown for this Lockdown Orienteering competition. You don’t need to register, but we recommend that you play some warm-up games before playing the actual stage.
You can play some warm-up games before moving on to the real thing.
In the warm-up games, you have the option to see the correct route after you’ve drawn your route. In the actual stage competition, we’ll only release the correct routes after the stage has closed.
The stage will be available from 00:01 BST on Friday 24th April.
The routes have been planned by Emil Wingstedt – twice sprint World Champion, and sprint European Champion four times in a row. He’s also coached the Norwegian and Great Britain teams, and is the current coach on the MOC sprint camp that normally takes place in Italy in March.
You’ll see 12 legs in total. For each leg, draw the route that you think is fastest. In most cases, this will be the shortest route, but the area contains some hills, so make sure you look at the contours! For some legs, there’s more than one possible fastest route.
There are many challenging legs and we’d be very surprised if anyone chose all 12 fastest routes!
- 1 point for each correct route you draw in under 30 seconds
- 0.5 points for each correct route you draw in over 30 seconds
At the end, you’ll be ranked by:
- firstly, how many points you scored
- then, the total time you took to chose your routes
You need to be quick!
When you’re ready to play:
- Go to this link.
- Enter your competition number. Your name should appear.
- Select Start.
- When you finish, your score and time are automatically recorded.
You MUST complete this stage by 20:00 BST on Saturday 25th April.
If you have any issues, please contact us.
We’ll rank everyone’s results in order. First place gets 1000 points, second place 999 points, third place 998 points, and so on. If you miss the deadline for submitting your result, you’ll lose 50 points (unless your lateness is caused by the organisers).
Big thanks to our sponsors:
- CompassPoint – orienteering equipment
- JWOC 2021 – providing maps for the Sprint Weekend
- Mitchell Maps – the official UK OCAD reseller. You can get 20% off OCAD subscriptions until the end of May plus free support when you buy through Mitchell Maps
- Sprint Scotland – sprint racing and training in Scotland
- Forest Challenge Game – orienteering board game
- Catching Features – offering a 40% discount to all competitors