CategoryOrienteering2012

Espoorastit

This is the last orienteering event for this year.

On #5 I somehow started looking for the control too early on the wrong hill. Probably lost 10 min here. Then from #7 I went back to a road and tried to find #8 from there when in hindsight it would have been much better to head for the fence around the radio-mast and use that to find #8. Probably another 4 min or so lost. Between #9-#10 my route is too safe and a more direct route through the wet or frozen field would have been faster.

Espoorastit, Uusmäki

Not a good start as I ran too much east when looking for #1.
Then mostly OK until#7 where I climbed to the top of the hill and had to return half-way down to find the control.
From #10 to #11 the idea was to go directly in the direction of #11, but the execution of that didn't go too well and I ended up walking a while here until I found the control.
5.7km course in 64 minutes.

Itärastit, Latokartano

Saturday orienteering again.
#2 a short but steep hill to climb from #1. Better fitness would not hurt 🙂
#3 and #4 not much to report
#5 biggest mistake of the day as I ran too far to a bigger road, not finding the small path that would have led directly to the control. Maybe 2-3min lost here.
#6 and #7 ok.
#8 again up that steep hill, resulting in not-so-great running speed once on top of the hill towards #8
#9 through #12 and finish were easy. Could have possibly saved time on #12 by running on the road instead of through the woods.
Time 51 min 19 s.

Iltarastit, Stensböle

They have been running the "evening" orienteering events on Sunday midday for a while now, since it is quite dark after 17-18 or so. This is the last event for Iltarastit, but there are a few other clubs organizing these for a couple of weeks still this season.

Nothing too dramatic on #1, #2, and #3. Then a lot of deep "canyons" and other steep places around #4 which caused some confusion - probably cost me about 5 minutes here. No problems at #5 but a bit of searching for #6 (not too much lost here, max 1 minute). Then I chose to run not straight, but along paths and roads to #7 - we shall see if that paid off when all the results are up on the web. Again a longer route along a path to #8. From #10 it would probably have been slightly faster to run in-between the houses to the road more directly. Nothing special at #11 and #12. Then #13 was drawn close to a fence, but I didn't really know on which side of the fence the control was - luckily there were others running to/from the control so I just followed them.

This took me about 57 minutes. If I could have avoided the big mistake at #4 and some smaller mistakes the time approaches 50minutes, which is OKish for amateur/fitness orienteering on a 5km course (for me anyway!).

Itärastit, Noux

Orienteering again after almost a month of other stuff (rogaining and hiking). The lack of practice/routine shows up as big U-turns on #1, #4, and #10 😉

Itärastit, Svedängen

A mistake of almost 8 minutes on #8. Otherwise mostly OK. This map has so many roads and paths that it is always tempting to run along a road/path. However often it is faster to just go directly to the control with a little help from the compass and the map.

Itärastit, Salmenkallio

Route drawn with QuickRoute: http://code.google.com/p/quickroute-gps/

Itärastit, Degerö

Vaunukangas

KU-rastit, Vaunukangas (Tuusula).

Ran around in circles just below #6, and then took the wrong path towards #9, having to back-track.

Fagervik

Karjaan Ura Monday orienteering in Fagervik.

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