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Discussion: Peg relay planning on Purple Pen

in: Orienteering; General

Dec 31, 2017 11:02 PM # 
Hey everyone! I'm planning a peg relay for next weekend. The idea is that it's a mass start race with multiple options for extension - if there's a peg attached to the control when you arrive at it, then you have to run the extension. My question is - can I plan the whole course on Purple Pen? I think previously I've set the maximum course as a normal course, and hand drawn the cut offs (the route you would do if you get there and there's no peg). Is there a way I can do this on Purple Pen? Either the same way (maximal course looks normal with dashed line for cut offs) or the opposite (minimal course looks like a normal course, with the extensions as a dashed line)?

Advice appreciated! Thanks and Happy New Year!
Dec 31, 2017 11:14 PM # 
Curious. What's the idea with the pegs? I'm envisioning that this is a way to make the faster runners do more than the slower runners. Are there multiple pegs on the control, with the faster runners taking a peg when they get there? Or is there a single peg and a runner in the middle takes the peg to allow the slower runners the cut-off option?
Dec 31, 2017 11:58 PM # 
Uncle JiM:
@ bmay You got it right "This is a way to make the faster runners do more than the slower runners" There are multiple pegs
Jan 1, 2018 12:10 AM # 
I haven't done it in Purple Pen but in Condes I labeled all my controls codes 1, P1, 2, P2, etc. Then I somehow drew dashed lines in Condes between 1, 2, 3, etc. I used the option the show just the control codes instead of the usual control number. Actually, I think once I made relay courses, one with all the controls and one without the peg controls and used the print all relay course option.

I found pegs for about a third of the runners worked well. It's fun because it's a constantly adjusting handicap system. The winners are determined by who has the most pegs, then by time.
Jan 1, 2018 5:00 PM # 
Thanks Carol. Unfortunately our heating broke last night so I might not make it to the room with our PC in, but I'll see if I can do something similar on Purple Pen.

I really like peg relays - this one is pretty small with well known athletes so I think I can vary the peg numbers a little bit. Should be a fun way to keep everyone running in -10 degrees sensible :s

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