Major problems finding #3 and then also out of #3 towards the road...
Short E-course. Maybe a bit nervous on #1 - then mostly OK until #7 where the direction out of the control towards #8 went 90-degrees wrong due to some unmarked trail.
The third and final Firmaliiga event this autumn was at Pirttimäki. Fairly easy course.
OK to #1 but then too much zigzag to #2. #3 and #4 are the best splits - mostly running along paths.
Out from #4 south towards the path through the woods - slowly. Sticking to the path would have been better? Again not so great down the hill towards #6.
A lot of running along roads on 1-2, 2-3, and 3-4. About 20th place on #4 before any slow parts or mistakes.
No real plan or inspiration on 4-5, just slowly along the straight line. Stupid mistake on 6 where I looked for the control on the wrong hill before finding the same path I took on 1-2.
Firmaliiga final event in Pirttimäki next week.
#1 first down to the path, then up to the control again. OK.
#2 same approach, a with bit of standing around inside the control circle
#3 OKish to the lake, then easy along the path up to the control
#4 The plan was to find the path north of the line, but execution is not so good, drifting around until the road. From the road the control was easy along the ditch.
#6 no good plan for how to find the control in an empty area of the map. The different swamps and white/light-green forest look much the same in reality.
#7 biggest mistake. OK feeling and on the map on the hill before the control, then within the control circle slightly wrong and up too high on the hill, circling back until the ditch before finding the control. No good with +6 minutes lost to the leader.
#8 - Finish. OK.
A bit more speed and no stupid mistakes will make for a top-10 next week... 🙂
Cold around +5C or so with the occasional shower of snow or light hale!
Bad mistake to start off at #1, finding the first control for some other course instead. A bit too low towards #2, then quite safe along roads to #3. A small J-bend to a well-hidden #10. The firmaliiga B-course is maybe a bit too difficult...