After a long time I have to return back to WOC 2011. We did not have access to the internet during the WOC and just after I have a lot of work with my Master Thesis…
This was my biggest goal and biggest disappointment during WOC. I did make the same as Fabu and redraw whole map to OCAD with use of old maps and street-view. You can never trust this kind of the map and I am worse mapmaker compare to Swiss precision…
I did not success in the course setting. I did not set courses, but I try to find challenging legs:
Unfortunately, I did not find any of real competition route choice.
My preparation give me a lot info about the terrain, but in the end nearly all route choices were equal and my poor performance was caused by terrible running shape…
This was a challenge for me. I was aiming for middle, but after winning long on Czech selections, I have to run it also on WOC. My goal was to be around 15th place. My final 16th place means satisfaction for me and my performance in my worst discipline.
We did expect a lot from long distance. I was waiting a huge challenge in the Nordic terrain. In the end our course was this kind of challenge just for first kilometers. After that we have to solve butterfly, make route choice over private areas and run trough competition center. What a boring course in such nice terrain…
We are never enough good to win a medal. Tomas did a perfect job on the first leg and change me to me in the leading group, but I was too passive I did not use opportunity to split the group during my shorter forking. Actually I was never in the lead during the second leg. This is bit unusual for my relay performance. I change to Michal Smola in the leading group, but left him longer forking in the end. This was extremely difficult situation for Michal and even after his very good performance we finished on 5th place.