Orienteering Exercises - Simplification

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Simplification Exercises

Draw simplification mapDraw a simplification map of a leg / a course. A simplification map is a map containing only the details which are necessary to use in the orienteering. There is also a variant involving map memory. It is instructive to run the course on the simplification map afterwards.Map memory, Simplification, Theoretical exercise
Leg splitting - theoreticalTake a course with several long/half-long legs. For each leg, divide the leg into parts by identifying your attackpoints, i.e. the points on the leg which are your safe points where you need to be 100% sure about where you are. Mark these attackpoints on the map, and then continue with drawing your planned route for the leg. Repeat for all legs in the course.Simplification, Route choice, Theoretical exercise, Route planning
Map memory duoMap memory exercise in which two runners run together. At the start, the first runner memorizes the leg to the first control - then gives the map to the second runner. The first runner then runs to the first control - the second runner memorizes the leg to the second control while running behind. At the second control, the first runner gets the map again. Continue this way through the course, never stopping at the control.Map memory, Simplification
MicroA normal course is made, but for each control, there are several other controls within the control circle. There is no code on the controls, so the runner must decide which control is the correct one by studying the map and the control description. Some kind of penalty (penalty loop running, time penalty etc.) is given for each wrong control.Map reading, Simplification, Attackpoints, Map contact, Inside the control circle
Prolong the controlFocus on making each control easier by "prolonging the control". Prolonging the control means to find features close to the control which are wider than the feature the control is placed on, i.e. you can have a larger error in your compass course and still find the control easily. There are several variants of this training - also a theoretical exercise.Simplification, Theoretical exercise, Attackpoints, Inside the control circle
Run on simplification mapYou get a map in which only the details which are needed for the orienteering are included. This exercise should be followed up with comparison of the full map and the simplified map, and an exercise where you shall draw your own simplification map.Simplification
Small circle - Big circleA course is given, and for each control in the course, there is a small ring denoting the attackpoint. In the forest, the attackpoint is marked by an orienteering flag, and the real control is only mared using a piece of paper. The runner shall run with relatively high speed to the attackpoint, and then continue carefully to the control.Simplification, Attackpoints, Inside the control circle
Traffic light orienteering - theoreticalPick a course, and draw your planned route in three colors: Green for the parts where you can run without much attention to the map, orange for parts where you have to give some attention to the map and red for the parts where you have to put a lot of attention to the orienteering (e.g. probably slow down significantly, based on your technique). You can also continue with a practical part in which you run the same course either on the map with your planned colorful route drawn, or on a map without planned route.Simplification, Theoretical exercise, Speed adaption