controlling

Coming Soon: London City Race

I’m controlling the City of London Orienteering Race in October. The picture shows some of the things I ran past when checking control sites. It’s going to be a great race. Don’t miss it.

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Controlling The World Cup Sprint Races

My normal experience with controlling is that the planner has a first go at the courses. There is then a reasonably short discussion between planner and controller, and the planner comes up with a second set of courses that are pretty close to the final thing. With these two events it didn’t work like that, for many reasons. Planner Andy Jones and I probably went through at least five iterations of course shape to determine start, finish, spectator controls and course flow, before even more detailed reviews of exact courses. Read on to see just some of the problems we had to overcome.

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