FS3Wondering how to best approach a metro score event?
With several on the program for the 2017 – 2018 Metro Series it’s a good time to understand how the score events work and to make the best use of your allocated time on the map.

What you need to know
For score events, participants can visit as many or as few controls as they choose in the 60 minute time limit. So first up you need to have a good idea of what distance you can cover in that time. Each minute you are back late after the 60 minutes results in you losing some of your hard earned points. With each control worth a set amount of points for each event you’ll need to collect the most number of points possible in the 60 minutes allowed.

Route choice can play a big part here, leaving out a control or collecting one that tempts you because it looks close can make the difference! A little planning goes a long way. Think about checking your route for a few seconds before taking off.

Score events also make use of the electronic punching technology so you’ll need to remember to bring your e-tag along if you have one and you’ll also get a print out with your splits showing how long you took between each control.

Upcoming Metro Score Events:  Can be found in the event calendar.

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