Kerava night Orienteering

4.2km course. Ran about 5.45km in a time of 1h 4 mins.

A bit of a loop when searching for #1. Between #2-#3 there's some unnecessary zigzag. #5-#6 should have probably taken a straighter path on compass heading through the woods to the open clearing (now just ran along paths). Otherwise OK orienteering-wise, but quite slow going in the dark and rain. Would need more courage to run fast in the wet dark slippery conditions...


Orienteering - Pirttibacka

Iltarastit pirttibacka, 6km course. Walking in the woods and slow jogging on paths/roads - slow enough not to cause problems with reading the map or continuously knowing where you are. As soon as jogging turns into running the brain seems to get too little oxygen, everything moves too fast, and I am lost 🙂

Orienteering - Pornainen

More orienteering, this time in Pornainen. Much less paths, roads, and other signs of urban life compared to central park in Helsinki. Finding our way based more on compass heading, and many times slowing down to a walk through terrain where it is hard or impossible to run. Searched quite a bit for nr 7, and even longer for nr 10 on the side of the wrong rock-face...

Lost in central park

Did a 7km "iltarasti" orienteering course starting from Laakso. 16 controls in total, one and two were easy, then we stumbled on 19 when going for 3, then more or less ok on 4-8, a big miss on nr 9 (just at the top of the map) which features three almost identical 3-road intersections and we mistook the third one for the second one... then again mostly OKish towards the end, with maybe a bit too much walking/searching on 15. The gps shows 9.8km in 1h 45min, so not exactly fast going...

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