Autumn-season 2017 opening for Itärastit. Choosing where to go up or down the steep hill to hit the control is always hard, here problems at #6, #7, and #13. The edges of the map both around #10 in the south and around #15 in the north are fairly simply drawn and in need of an update. Warm +22 C and humid.
About +11 to +13C with a cold-ish wind. After the first start at 11:00 they were out of maps by 12:00 - thus this less than ideal hand-drawn map. Quite good from the start towards the south, but then a few mistakes, J-curves and loops towards the end. I'm happy this course didn't have controls in the top left corner which has way too many map symbols... Around 65 min with maybe 10 min of mistakes.
Cityscape orienteering on a 1:7500 map where features approach you sooner than you think.
Long running legs to #1, #3, and #5 to get the body warmed up and oxygen flowing. My route-choice towards #6 looks quite crooked, straighter might have been faster. After #7 there was a control visible higher up which I had to check out before realizing it wasn't #8 😉 Out of #9 it looked like a good idea to run straight under the water-tower (cross-hatched disk on the map) but in reality there was a fence or gate..