Firmaliiga Kattilajärvi, E-baana

Half-decent on odd controls, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 8, Finish. Problems on 2 turning (+3min) the wrong direction, then see-sawing back and forth close to 4 (+6-7min), a large detour to 6 (+6-7min, the straight-line route choice is too hard).

Firmaliiga Haukkalampi, E-baana

Just before #2 I found a wrong control and circled back when just 50m forward was the right thing to do, probably +5 min or so.
Then down from #7 in completely the wrong direction and another +5 min or so.

Firmaliiga Salmi B-baana

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...

Firmasprintti Kartanonkoski

17 minutes of zigzagging around a small 1:4000 map. Much too careful/slow to #1, after that OKish. The GPS-trace is badly offset...


Firmaliiga Solvalla

Decent run for a change, 11th out of 60 runners on the E-track. Just past the wrong stone on #1 and a ~2 min loop back. Drifted into the blue swamp a bit on #6->#7 but nothing too bad. Maybe too safe along the path to #9. After climbing the hill I searched right for #12 when it was just to the left.

Light rain and maybe +17C.


Firmaliiga 6/2015 Kattilajärvi

Full control but fairly safe along roads and paths. 5 to 6 would have probably been faster to take the road earlier. 6 to 7 instead of ZigZag maybe a loop to the right around the start would have been smarter..


Firmaliiga 5/2015, Salmi

OK to 1, but then a short loop around 2. Long leg along path/road to 5, and really slow down the hill and through the thick area after 6. 8 was in a difficult spot.

40th out of 58 participants - so not so great speed although no major problems with the orienteering.


Firmaliiga 4/2015 Nuuksionpää

1: too much zigzag along paths with a big U-turn before the control
2: OK
3: ran past the control, then to the wrong stone (some other course had a control here), and then back to my control
4: OKish but straighter would have been better
5: OK until I was distracted by others just before the control and made a stupid loop before returning to the original plan.
6-7-F: nothing to report..

Hot and humid.


Firmaliiga Luukki

Ran past #1 to the bigger road. +90s at least.

Too carefully towards #5, also drifting too much east, and then across the road at the wrong place. +2min maybe.

#7-#8 was first steeply downhill, then over the road, and steeply uphill. Didn't hit the right spot on the uphill and this is the worst split by far.

Firmaliiga returns in August with three more events.



Firmaliiga Kattilajärvi

Firmaliiga today on the shorter course, just 4.0 km.

#1 a strange loop south before settling for the road as a good choice. Might have paid off to run at 90-degrees to the control-line in the beginning and use the road for the entire leg. Bad split.

#2 a little slowly to the swamp and steep cliff around 50% of the leg, then OK north on the narrow swamp via the big stone and entering the control circle via the small cliff. Good split.

#3 safe road-route until the lake, then a bit carefully crossing the wet bit and steeply up the hill to the control. Good split, could have been 30-60s faster with less hesitation at the lake and more speed up the hill.

#4 tried but failed to find the dashed path, drifted roughly in the correct direction but the 90-degree turn up the big hill next to the wrong lake is unforgivable. Mostly with help of other runners I find the right lake and the control. Much time lost, maybe +3 min. Should not let orienteering get out of control like this - must find clear land-marks during the leg before risking overshooting the control. Bad bad split.

#5-#6-F quite easy along the path. +40s on the short leg to the Finish is not great. More speed please.

10th overall is OK.


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