Gap-reading   Leave a comment

Today's local event at Rekhasim was an exercise in gap-reading – throughout the course you needed to read the gaps between the bushes, plan a route to the control, and find the correct gaps. The aerial photograph of part of the terrain looks like this:

My full route is here. The bushes made for slow running, so I finished the 4,500m course (with 245m climb) in 52:11. The significant misses were at control 4, where I lost contact at some point after the single tree and went too high, and at 6, where I thought I had passed through the higher gap and searched too low. But it was fun, and good preparation for the Israeli Championships (in February) where the first day will have some similar terrain.

Posted 26/11/2010 by dchissick in Uncategorized

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