Itärastit Latokaski - fail

A loop around #3, where the yellow 'channel' wasn't very clear or easy to recognize.

Then punched at the wrong control on #7 🙁

Next stop is firmaliiga on Tuesday.

Itärastit Svedängen

Maybe unnecessary wiggles on #1-#2 and #4-#5, then no good plan for how to find #7 so back-tracking from the path/ditch instead. About 45-degrees wrong direction out of #9 at the end.

Itärastit Latokartano

2019 orienteering season opened.

Not too warm around +5-6 C - with a bit of snow/sleet in the afternoon - welcome to Finland in May 😉

#3-#4 leg looks like a big detour - otherwise mostly no big problems - but a fairly easy pace today...

Itärastit paloheinä

Fairly easy course avoiding the big hill. Bad direction out of #1 towards #2, otherwise mostly OK.

Warm +21C or so.

Itärastit Latokartano

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.

Itärastit Paloheinä A-baana

#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..

Itärastit Paloheinä

No major problems with the orienteering - perhaps a sign of too easy slow route-choices?

Itärastit Ämmässuo

A fairly late orienteering season opening this year.

#1, #2, #3 fairly ok. Then slow on the side of the hill towards #4 - right of the line on the flatter top of the hill would be better. Down from #4 in an S-curve to the road. From the road no good plan through the green to #5.

#6-#7-#8 ok before checking out a false flag just before #9.

The ugliest squiggle is at #13 where I fail to see the 90-degree turn over the swamp that leads to the control-circle and instead cross the swamp almost straight north (90-ish degrees off course) and stop just in the to see a glimpse of #13 through the open flat woods. Looking at the compass before crossing the swamp would have been good.

Itärastit Salmenkallio

Zigzag around salmenkallio. Easy pace, but 8-9-10 looks pretty crooked anyway. Maybe +13 C.

Itärastit Paloheinä

Decent running for a change... I decided to run without compass on this easy map, and this seems to sharpen the mind and senses. 5th overall until control #3, but then dropping to 9th on #4 and 10th at the finish. The route choice to #4 is maybe too safe, driven by the lack of a compass (see also #11)..


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