Punching at control is an element of action system during O-competitions. Fortunately, now we can see that touch free systems are spread out around the O-world. And I hope that quite soon runners will not care about time lost while punching. But for the moment it is useful to test and improve these skills sometimes.
Victory in Russian sprint
championships (individual start) makes me selected to WOC-2014. Vladimir is a host city for these competitions. Result
list is here (in Russian). Summary in English for women:
Usually Tiomila level of organiztion is perfect. But this year I have to report about one big fault. Order of controls at the end of last women leg was 21-23-22-24. What is correct way to react for such situation??? Rules tell "Competitors who visit controls in the wrong order shall be disqualified". In my opinion correct order means 1-2-3-4-..-21-22-23-24. And this happens at the cricual moment of women relay.
If you are interesting to hear thoughts and ideas from coach with full list of victories from top international O-relays, you are welcome to Kvarnstugan (Alfta, Sweden) at 7/05 (Wednesday). Time is 18:30.