Catching Features

Africa - North and Sahara

Open:16:00 May 06 2021
Close:07:45 May 17 2021
Map:/Africa_MRA with animals/events/African Safari/day1/North Sahara.course
Created by:Mallard
Description:Weather Warning! A major sandstorm in the Sahara has partially buried the controls I put out last night. Set to 2 or 3 in options - busy in dunes. Nile, other rivers, Suez Canal and water holes are uncrossable. Tip: running through animals slows you down.
Avg Rating:3.6 / 5.0 (20 votes)

Results

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1. Roman France VSO 31:53  
2. Henrik Lundfors (3) Sweden IFK Enskede 32:09  
2. Acke Granbarr Sweden OLGY Slayers 32:09  
4. mansen Sweden GMOK 32:23  
5. Henrik Lundfors (2) Sweden IFK Enskede 32:59  
6. Pale Finland Vehkalahden Veikot 33:05  
7. Jesus Rodriguez Corrochano Spain OK Rabonen 33:24  
8. SimonM Sweden Attunda OK 33:34  
9. Cap Sweden Biktorsboys OF 33:41  
10. teddy Norway KLS 34:00  
11. Bec France OK karalhainen 34:07  *****
12. Leudimin Spain Peña Guara 34:09  
Thought the Sahara would be harder
12. Timo Sild Estonia OK Võru 34:09  
14. Poulsen Denmark FIF Hillerød 34:21  
15. Auzzz Sweden OLGY Slayers 34:23  
16. Henrik Lundfors (4) Sweden IFK Enskede 34:24  
17. BrageT Norway Kristiansand OK 34:25  
18. Frasco Italy PL O-Maggiore 34:26  
19. Tomas Lima Portugal OK Karalhainen 34:29  
20. Landli Sweden OLGY Slayers 34:53  
21. Christ Canada GHO 34:57  
22. Johann TINCHANT (2) France Orientation Team Besançon 34:58  
23. thomasradondy France OK Karalhainen 35:00  *****
fun in the middle area, but got stuck in the middle of nowhere sometimes
24. ryosuke Japan Okanoue 35:18  
25. ManuelHorta Portugal Malungs OK 35:32  
26. janands Norway Team Pez And Snapple 35:49  
27. sas Norway n/a 36:03  
Desert area is really weird, when same thing on the map is converted differently, and the direction of those banks are just random. Could have been quiet nice if those were fixed
28. jantelov Finland Espoon Suunta 36:28  
29. ogry Sweden OK Linné 36:29  
30. Henrik Lundfors Sweden IFK Enskede 36:30  *****
it was fun
31. harrymcm United Kingdom DEVON 36:43  
32. Erezb64 (2) Britain IVS 36:48  *****
33. jean France VSO 37:21  
...
34. Bullen Sweden Suraarmaravtegel 37:26  
35. CaracolVeloz Portugal Imperdible 37:40  
36. silas Switzerland OL Regio Wil 37:41  
37. Ben Sand France viking 37:58  
38. fernigac (3) Spain colmenar 38:40  
39. Alibaba Hassan Kebab Syria OK IS 39:07  
40. Jolle Sweden Freluga Farmers 39:11  
41. Uffe Sweden Leksand 39:27  
42. PHJ65 Finland SuSe 40:25  
43. Hannes Nikkinen Finland Hiidenkiertäjät 40:29  
44. andre de veirman Belgium trol 40:40  *****
45. Trying Sweden 40:48  
46. Carl Josefsson Sweden Sävedalens AIK 40:58  
47. Pedro Lagarto Portugal OK Karalhainen 41:22  
48. delinselle France TAD 41:32  
49. Jimmy L Sweden Malungs OK Skogsmårdarna 41:48  
50. sander TF Norway elverum ok 42:24  
51. John Wick European Union Killers 44:20  
52. ur (2) Germany Berlin 44:41  
53. erbo Antarctica Järfälla OK 45:15  
54. EdHellsten Sweden Freluga Farmers 46:41  
55. Peter Ebster sen. Austria ASKÖ Henndorf Orienteering 47:42  
56. Elia Oleotto (2) Italy Friuli MTB 48:07  
57. contrakurt Sweden Centrum OK 48:23  *****
58. Baumann Edouard Switzerland OLC SKOG Freiburg 48:24  *****
59. Michel Bastin Belgium ARDOC 48:46  *****
60. Liz P (2) United Kingdom OD 48:47  
61. yannsavoie France Course d'orientation 49:05  
62. MChub (2) Ukraine Ottawa OC 49:14  
63. honzau United States SDO 49:54  
64. Billo England WCOC 50:01  *****
As a technical conversion its brilliant. As an orienteering experience....? Found it impossible to distinguish between embankments and earthwalls in the dunes.
65. willard SGP (3) Singapore SGP 50:15  
66. peter4434 Austria OC Fürstenfeld 51:48  
67. Ikeysol Scotland WCH 52:13  
68. Barbara (3) Italy 52:18  
69. tio Pepe Sweden Kalmar 53:08  
70. JJ Sancosmed Spain FEGADO 56:09  
71. oligan (2) France VALMO 56:37  
72. duncs United States WCOC 58:30  *****
Very different, which makes it fun. I also got stuck near bridge on 3 but finally was able to jump out of the embrace.
73. RL13 Italy A.S.D.O.G. GALILEI 59:11  
74. Fiona Hendrie (2) United Kingdom FVO 65:01  
75. Vasko Stoyanov (2) Bulgaria ind 65:34  
76. VICCIV666 (2) China BUAA 67:29  
77. EddieH United Kingdom Moravian 71:44  *****
I didn'r like those earthwalls. I could make no sense whatever of them until I realised that they (or most of them?) are acually gullies, usually with one side more obvious than the other and with no idea which side on is supposed to be looking. An earthwall should be visible as a rising feature - it was often the opposite.
78. ToniSer Antarctica GO-Xtreme 77:39  *****
79. Jonas Ptacek (3) Czech Republic TBM 84:39  
80. Eskm (4) Britain 89:02  *****
Loved the course: great idea to set it in Africa. Challenging legs and intricate contours ... PERFECT!!!! 6 stars out of 5! Amazing.
81. Fabricio Reis da Fonseca Brazil COFerD 94:12  
Gusten Grodslukare Sweden OLGY Slayers dnf  
Stuck :(
jeb France VSO dnf  
Krasimir Bulgaria Trapezica dnf  
naitsabes lebotnov Switzerland OLG AARAU-TELLI dnf  
stuck before the bridge to 3rd control...aah mallard, didnt read your info ;)
Jurij Gagarin Sweden OLGY Slayers dnf  
Erezb64 Britain IVS dnf  *****
There is a bag in the map. I got stuck and could not move.
Tintin93 Sweden Tullinge Sk dnf  
Johann TINCHANT France Orientation Team Besançon dnf  
stucked
Moritz C Austria Orienteering Klosterneuburg dnf  
Jacopo Austria Wat-Ol dnf  
RiOjA-O Spain RiOjA-O dnf  
Hendrik Belgium trol dnf  
Meis Finland Lappeen Riento dnf  
Louison France TOAC dnf  
Jesper Åkesson Sweden Järfälla OK dnf  
JohnT4 Sweden OKH dnf  
Alexander Lubina Germany Legendary Sweatpack dnf  
IanHendrie Scotland FVO dnf  
Nesvarbu Lithuania dnf  
Andrews Britain AIRE dnf  
Eskm Britain dnf  
oligan France VALMO dnf  
stuck at bridge on the way to 3
VICCIV666 China BUAA dnf  
Elia Oleotto Italy Friuli MTB dnf  
Nirvana Raid Italy Nirvana Verde dnf  
Gäddan Sweden SSOK dnf  *****
bug
runde Italy Galilei dnf  
Cube Austria OK Oachkatzlschwoaf dnf  *****
footnick Great Britain SYO dnf  *****
MChub Ukraine Ottawa OC dnf  
stuck
Mallard (2) Scotland Moravian dnf  
Arghh! Please don't cut the corner to 3 or you may get stuck by the 2nd bridge. Very sorry if you do :-(
Jacopo (2) Austria Wat-Ol dnf  
Moritz C (2) Austria Orienteering Klosterneuburg dnf  
Alibaba Hassan Kebab (2) Syria OK IS dnf  
Jesper Åkesson (2) Sweden Järfälla OK dnf  
JohnT4 (2) Sweden OKH dnf  *****
You are breaking too many trace setting rules leg 2-3 is a leg where the line goes over a unpassable object You have control numbers that overlap When going from one leg to another You should change direktion 45 to 90 degrees Look at others traces where all ratings are 5
Eskm (2) Britain dnf  
CHS 13 (2) United States Carson High School dnf  
CHS 14 (2) United States Carson High School dnf  
Fabian Aebersold (2) Switzerland Tampereen Pyrintö dnf  *****
Stuck in the Nil;)
CHEN YEN WEN (2) Taiwan TPE dnf  
Peter Ebster sen. (2) Austria ASKÖ Henndorf Orienteering dnf  
fernigac (2) Spain colmenar dnf  *****
willard SGP (2) Singapore SGP dnf  
stuck at the bridge
Barbara (2) Italy dnf  
Abel Herrero (2) Spain ORCA dnf  
MICHELE 10 (2) Italy GOSUBIACO.ORG dnf  
Jonas Ptacek (2) Czech Republic TBM dnf  
SerZ (2) Ukraine Sumy dnf  
Eskm (3) Britain dnf  
Henrik Lundfors (5) Sweden IFK Enskede dnf