Our son Vladislav (1,9 years old) is trying to make same trainings like his mom
As for touch free systems: good news that during WOC-2014 this system will be used for Sprint Relay. Otherwise 36 mixed teams at the narrow streets would create a real mess. I am waiting time when Jukola and Tiomila will adopt touch free systems as well. And we will not see such terrible situations any more:
Mess near control at Venla relay 2011
There are a lot of examples of successful using various touch free systems at many mass competitions (biggest marathons, Vasaloppet, etc.). Is it time to adopt same technology for mass and elite O-competitions?..