Maybe too careful to #3 and #5, then some zigzag towards #8. About 2-3 min J-loops to both #11 and #12.
Warm and dry.
Firmaliiga today on the shorter course, just 4.0 km.
#1 a strange loop south before settling for the road as a good choice. Might have paid off to run at 90-degrees to the control-line in the beginning and use the road for the entire leg. Bad split.
#2 a little slowly to the swamp and steep cliff around 50% of the leg, then OK north on the narrow swamp via the big stone and entering the control circle via the small cliff. Good split.
#3 safe road-route until the lake, then a bit carefully crossing the wet bit and steeply up the hill to the control. Good split, could have been 30-60s faster with less hesitation at the lake and more speed up the hill.
#4 tried but failed to find the dashed path, drifted roughly in the correct direction but the 90-degree turn up the big hill next to the wrong lake is unforgivable. Mostly with help of other runners I find the right lake and the control. Much time lost, maybe +3 min. Should not let orienteering get out of control like this - must find clear land-marks during the leg before risking overshooting the control. Bad bad split.
#5-#6-F quite easy along the path. +40s on the short leg to the Finish is not great. More speed please.
10th overall is OK.
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 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
#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