No major mistakes but slow going on the 2nd stage of Jukola this year.
The not-so-dramatic errors were: #2 has a 90-degree wiggle just before the control - my route to #7 was OK but very slow through the green/tick aprts - then no worries until #15 where the 'safe' choice along the road was no good at all - finally a bit of a Z-bend into #17.
2nd leg of Kuopio-Jukola. Quite hilly terrain with soft&stony ground which was difficult to run on.
#4 drifted down the hill to the wrong control, then ran past my own control and backtracked to find it.
#5 past the control down the hill to the swamp, then back up the hill again.
#8 again found the wrong control before my own.
Clear skies and a more northerly location meant there was much more light during the whole night. Not nearly as pitch-black as I remember in Vantaa last year.
Since there are about 1600 teams competing there will be tracks from 2000 or more runners in the forest when starting the 2nd-stage from about mid-way or worse down the field. This means it's really more trail-running than independent orienteering 🙂 There are tracks to and from each control - you just have to pick the right track among many.