Firmaliiga 2/2014, Kattilajärvi



The second firmaliiga event this spring was held yesterday at Kattilajärvi.

I was on the E-course, and had no major problems on 7 out of 8 legs.

On control #5 I managed to spend three times as much time as the best runner!? How is that possible..


  • First I took the wrong direction, by maybe 45 degrees to the right, out of #4 🙁
  • Then I mistook the hill close to #7 for the one on the #4-#5 line, and took the path at almost 90 degrees to my correct direction 🙁
  • When finally getting a grip on things again, around the 90-degree bend in my path, I think I am located somewhere north of the #5-#6 line, and I start to search for the control on the wrong hill 🙁


Firmaliiga 2013/6, Luk

The last firmaliiga event for this season was held yesterday at Luukki.

#1-#4 mostly OK
#5 very slow route choice through bad terrain with fallen and cut-down trees
#6 a small 1min loop to find the control
#7-#8 OK (a small loop on #7 close to the control)
#9 maybe +1min here again as I followed others to the left when the control was right.
#10 again followed others to the wrong control before finding my own, +2min maybe
#11-F slowest ever finish as I tried to figure out where it was...

Firmaliiga result 49./61


Firmaliiga 2013/4, Kattilajärvi

First firmaliiga event this fall. Overall very physically demanding with most controls placed high up on hills/cliffs.
#1 a bit of circling before finding the right control
#2 ok and safe route, but slow
#3-#4-#5 OK
#6 very long leg with one or two big hills in the way. A route-choice with more running along the road might have been better.
#8 I tried to plan a good route to this control on the way to #6, but other runners and poor judgement caused extra minutes wasted here also.

Firmaliiga result 45./59


Firmaliiga 2013/2, Laakso

21.5.2013 Firmaliiga, Laakso
#6 the organizers had placed this control incorrectly - more than half of the field did not find it.
#9 only major orienteering mistake here - looking for the control on the wrong hill for about 3 minutes before re-locating using the road.
#12 someone had stolen the control flag! By itself the small EMIT-control taped to a tree was hard to find.
#13 should have approached control from above, not below.

Firmaliiga result 35./58