A few weeks of Iltarastit on Sundays now, before the end of the season.
A bit of searching inside the control circle on 23, then from 15 about 45-degrees wrong direction towards 38. Just before 39 a turn downhill and had to circle back to the control.
A bit windy but quite warm and good temperature for running. Fairly easy course but it's always more fun in the darkness 😉
First night-orienteering this fall!
Fairly easy course avoiding the big hill. Bad direction out of #1 towards #2, otherwise mostly OK.
Warm +21C or so.
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.
Itärastit fall-season opening - more to follow until early October.
More paths and less forest both to #4 and #5 might have been faster. Lower, rather than higher, route to #11 looks better. Not much else going on orienteering-wise.
Next is firmaliiga 2/3.
Stumbled on #5 more or less accidentally and that messed up thinking for #6 which is the worst split.
More or less tired legs for the up/down hills at the end on #8-#9-#10. Otherwise mostly OK.
Jukola this year was in an unusual terrain with lots of holes/sinkholes. Warm weather and very dry with a constant dust-cloud from all the runners all through the course and competition area.
+10 min on #1(130) after passing almost within the control circle, then wondering on what path I ended up, and finally catching up via the drinking-station at #2(37)
Wrong direction out of #2(37) and another +4 min on #3(129). Then quite ok for a while.
Smaller mistakes of 4+2 min on #14(39) and #15(152) where I found other controls not on my map before my own.
#1-#4 mostly OK along paths, #5 was a bit hidden.
Very close to #12 on the first try but ran past it and looped back for another try 😉
Stay tuned for Hollola-Jukola in one week..